New Brake Woes


18 replies to this topic
  • DualSport650

Posted May 19, 2005 - 08:06 PM

#1

Hey TT'ers,

I just bought a new brake rotor for the front of my Honda XR650R.

Installation went OK even though there were no directions in or on the box.

I installed brand new brake pads too.

I went out for a ride and the front brake has some serious issues.

It feels like a warped rotor especially at low speeds right before a complete stop.

It’s really bad. I put the bike on the stand and turned the front wheel while “eyeballing” it and everything looks perfectly straight though.

I didn't get any grease or oil on the rotor while installing it.

I'm stumped. &%$#@!?

Any ideas what I can trouble-shoot?

  • Desmo

Posted May 19, 2005 - 08:35 PM

#2

Just a thought: maybe it needs to "seat", break in a bit?

good luck

  • Max Power

Posted May 19, 2005 - 08:58 PM

#3

I would have...... Ahhhhh....... forget it. No brakes....

  • DualSport650

Posted May 19, 2005 - 09:01 PM

#4

Hi Max Power,

That's the one I bought! :)

I know it's a killer brake rotor, but I either installed mine wrong or the rotor is dicked-up and EBC will replace it with a new one.

I'll figure it out...

  • Max Power

Posted May 19, 2005 - 09:46 PM

#5

Hi Max Power,

That's the one I bought! :)

I know it's a killer brake rotor, but I either installed mine wrong or the rotor is dicked-up and EBC will replace it with a new one.

I'll figure it out...


Crap..... Now you have my attention. I wonder what is going on?

Sorry you are having problems with this mod.

Can you post a pic?

  • Max Power

Posted May 19, 2005 - 09:53 PM

#6

Hey DS6fitty. It took about 150 mi for these brakes and rotors to settle in.

Hope this helps.

  • DualSport650

Posted May 19, 2005 - 09:57 PM

#7

I don't have my digital camera handy, and you wouldn't be able to see anything wrong with the brake anyway. :)

But, this thing is messed up.

When I'm coming to a stop my front brake's hand lever actually "pulsates" (he said "pulsates") back and forth!!! :D

It's got to be a warped rotor. I'm going to cop another look at it in the garage. :)

  • Max Power

Posted May 19, 2005 - 10:03 PM

#8

That is strange.

  • DualSport650

Posted May 19, 2005 - 10:27 PM

#9

Well, the rotor seems to be in perfect shape - it's round and shows no signs of warpage. :)

I probably did something wrong with the caliper. I'll call EBC tomorrow and take it to the local shop if I have too...

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  • DualSport650

Posted May 19, 2005 - 10:59 PM

#10

It's a warped rotor.

EBC just e-mailed me at 11 PM. They're going to replace it ASAP. Great service!!! :)

  • frankstr

Posted May 20, 2005 - 04:40 AM

#11

Make sure you torque the rotor bolts in a criss cross pattern as tightening... :)

  • Max Power

Posted May 20, 2005 - 06:56 AM

#12

It's a warped rotor.

EBC just e-mailed me at 11 PM. They're going to replace it ASAP. Great service!!! :)



:D

  • Max Power

Posted May 24, 2005 - 07:19 PM

#13

Well DS Six Fiddy..... What up?

  • DualSport650

Posted May 24, 2005 - 08:09 PM

#14

Well, the EBC rep said they shipped out a brand new oversize rotor kit AND some sintered brake pads to me for FREE last Friday.

I hope they make it here this week as I have my first enduro to race this Saturday...

The Funky Chicken

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:)

  • Max Power

Posted May 24, 2005 - 08:17 PM

#15

Holy Fu.......nky chicken.... that looks like fun. Keep us posted.

What river is that?

  • DualSport650

Posted May 24, 2005 - 08:26 PM

#16

That's the Umpqua River... probably named after an Indian Chief that roamed the area back in the day.

The Funky Chicken is a National Enduro hosted at the Big-K sportsman's ranch south of Eugene, Oregon near Elkton, Oregon. I've never been down there, but it's supposed to be the best riding and racing in Oregon.

Big K Ranch

I'll take pics and write up a race report if I survive.

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Besides Chickens, there's a lot of Turkeys down there too. I'll probably look like a Turkey with my dual sport kit, but I don't care... I've got a new tire and I'm ready to ROOST on some fellow newbies...



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  • Max Power

Posted May 24, 2005 - 08:31 PM

#17

Thanks. Look forward to the report. :)

  • DualSport650

Posted May 25, 2005 - 07:34 PM

#18

OK, I got my new EBC Oversized brake it from UPS today and installed it.

It ROCKS!!!

With just 1 or 2 fingers on the brake lever it will haul you to a stop REAL FAST! :)

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Use the Sintered Brake pads from EBC.

Get it here for $135...
http://www.rockymoun...tv?pid=00019671

  • Max Power

Posted May 26, 2005 - 09:39 AM

#19

OK, I got my new EBC Oversized brake it from UPS today and installed it.

It ROCKS!!!

With just 1 or 2 fingers on the brake lever it will haul you to a stop REAL FAST! :)

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Use the Sintered Brake pads from EBC.

Get it here for $135...
http://www.rockymoun...tv?pid=00019671



Nice.

And it gets even better with a couple hundred miles on it.





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