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wizbangdoodle

Front rotor. I need schoolin'.

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This is the front rotor on my 2012 wr450. Please tell me the purpose of having it separated from the hub.

When I was messing with my bike I noticed, when holding the front brake and rocking the bike, a little play.

When looking closer, it is from these floating rings that hold the rotor to the hub.

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when the rotor heats up, it expands.  This allows the rotor to absorb more heat without warping.

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Its called a 'floating' disc

as said above it allows expansion with warping

It also has side to side movement so you get better alignment with the caliper

 

Its more of a sports bike thing where braking from high speed can turn the discs blue (300°C +) - its a bit OTT on a dirt bike

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It's so when you tap the brakes lightly, you think your steering head is loose, and it drives you crazy until you realize they are floating discs.

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It's so when you tap the brakes lightly, you think your steering head is loose, and it drives you crazy until you realize they are floating discs.

This is what I thought was happening at first. I thought my bearings were shot or something.

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It's so when you tap the brakes lightly, you think your steering head is loose, and it drives you crazy until you realize they are floating discs.

 

 Been there done that....... and +1 on it driving you crazy!

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