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Time for new discs.....
on: 26 April, 2021, 10:50:24 PM
Just measured my front disc thickness and they're both below the 4.5mm minimum thickness limit so i'm looking at replacing them after payday.

Any recommendations? I'm looking at EBC Vee rotors with black hubs, I also like the EBC X discs but the have gold hubs so don't think they'd look right on my matt black bike.

Any other recommendations without breaking the bank too much. Anyone tried the Rezo discs? I think they might be Chinese so a bit wary of quality.

Brembo are a bit too expensive.

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Last Edit: 26 April, 2021, 10:52:17 PM by Goodygixxer

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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #1 on: 27 April, 2021, 08:44:11 AM
just looked at a few prices, OEM from Fowlers are over 400 quid for a pair, cheapest Brembos are about 350, EBC X series are 230 -only non wavy ones i found were these NG brake discs at 300 for a pair ..dont know about quality of them  :027: but have been told by a couple of mechanics not to fit the wavy discs as they warp & dont last as long as the round ones ..but how true that is  :187:
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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #2 on: 27 April, 2021, 09:31:13 AM
X series on the bike. Been good for me but only been on for around 8K so can't comment on longevity.
A local bike shop (not Triumph) warned me against them because they would warp but he was trying to flog me brembos at double the price and was an official brembo stockist. Been rock solid so far with EBC HH pads
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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #3 on: 27 April, 2021, 10:13:15 AM
Crickey, don't last long eh, this thread made me go measure mine, 4.8mm at 24k miles. My old ST995 discs were good at 60k miles.

I'm blaming these EBC HH pads, never used them before.
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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #4 on: 27 April, 2021, 10:20:16 AM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Crickey, don't last long eh, this thread made me go measure mine, 4.8mm at 24k miles. My old ST995 discs were good at 60k miles.

I'm blaming these EBC HH pads, never used them before.
Been using EBC HH pads on my T1050 since i bought it at 20k miles, now on 85K miles & still looking good, the rear disc lasted about 80k miles before i changed it last year, was just above minimum but had cracks in the holes..
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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #5 on: 27 April, 2021, 10:38:04 AM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Been using EBC HH pads on my T1050 since i bought it at 20k miles, now on 85K miles & still looking good, the rear disc lasted about 80k miles before i changed it last year, was just above minimum but had cracks in the holes..

Mine look like new, no visible/feel of lip at edge, but me mic says different. I was expecting to find negligible wear with my TS being used mainly for distance, not commuting or in traffic. Are they 5.5mm new?
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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #6 on: 27 April, 2021, 12:20:28 PM
Or do they start at 5mm, so my 4.8mm at 24k is no so bad.

Just checked my 800, I rec'n they start life at 4.5mm min is 4mm, mine are 4.4mm at 13k. Sounds about on a par with my TS wear per miles.

So at approx 0.1mm per 12k miles, they should be good for 60k miles to limit. 70k miles to change. Fair enough eh.
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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #7 on: 27 April, 2021, 02:33:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Or do they start at 5mm, so my 4.8mm at 24k is no so bad.

Just checked my 800, I rec'n they start life at 4.5mm min is 4mm, mine are 4.4mm at 13k. Sounds about on a par with my TS wear per miles.

So at approx 0.1mm per 12k miles, they should be good for 60k miles to limit. 70k miles to change. Fair enough eh.

Think they vary, my KTM fronts started life at 4.5 , at 36k miles they are at 4.4 :001:  Thats engine braking for ya.  The rear though started life at 5 and is now just under 4.5 so needs swapping really
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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #8 on: 27 April, 2021, 05:46:35 PM
fwiw I have 200k miles on now. Still have the original rotors on front, using ebc hh since new. Didnt measure them but zero issues, even for fast riding in the mountains. Rear disc I just replaced with a scrap yard one for $50. Organic pads didnt wear it at all, hh's put a ridge on it in 20k miles. got 30k miles out of each set of front pads

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Re: Time for new discs.....
Reply #9 on: 27 April, 2021, 06:13:52 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Or do they start at 5mm, so my 4.8mm at 24k is no so bad.

Just checked my 800, I rec'n they start life at 4.5mm min is 4mm, mine are 4.4mm at 13k. Sounds about on a par with my TS wear per miles.

So at approx 0.1mm per 12k miles, they should be good for 60k miles to limit. 70k miles to change. Fair enough eh.
Front starts life at 5.0, change at 4.5. Rear is 6.0 and 5.0.
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