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post #1 of 13 Old 01-14-2016, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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New front discs

I know some of you guys don't react well to the C-word, but I bought a set of front disks from China.

Front Disc Brake Rotor for Honda CBR 600 F3 1995 1998 VFR400 R NC30 1989 1992 | eBay

I'll let you know how the longevity goes.

But here's the thing - I made the purchase on-line sometime on Tuesday Jan 12 - they're now on my bike and I've taken them for a brief test [all good so far]. Not a bad delivery time, considering the original ebay estimate was Jan 24 - Feb 10.

The old disks were on an F3 wheel that I bought second-hand from the US, and have been pulsing a bit for a while, gradually getting worse. They might be able to be rehabilitated, but I decided to go for the complete change. As I say, will let you know how they travel.
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I went that route, too. But yet to have a functional bike to put them on.

We'll see how they do - the quality seems fine.
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So what's the difference between Chinese and non Chinese discs?

Different metal composition changes braking effectiveness?

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If it's anything like other Chinese products, I would guess that the quality of materials is not as good and the tolerances are not as tight. You get what you pay for with the affirmation that some parts are way overpriced.

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If it's anything like other Chinese products, I would guess that the quality of materials is not as good and the tolerances are not as tight. You get what you pay for with the affirmation that some parts are way overpriced.
In terms of industrial supply of machinery and components, my observation is that there are two quality levels out of China with little middle ground. It's either very good or very bad. Unlike India, where one gets a full spectrum that goes from A - Z, which means way more resource is needed to determine the quality of what you are looking at. The "either good or bad" of China makes things less complex. It's still a crap shoot though, for the average and infrequent consumer looking to buy. I'm still sticking with CRG levers!

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In terms of industrial supply of machinery and components, my observation is that there are two quality levels out of China with little middle ground. It's either very good or very bad. Unlike India, where one gets a full spectrum that goes from A - Z, which means way more resource is needed to determine the quality of what you are looking at. The "either good or bad" of China makes things less complex. It's still a crap shoot though, for the average and infrequent consumer looking to buy. I'm still sticking with CRG levers!

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There are certain things I simply cannot trust in this world. Chinese made brake components are very high on that list along with Chinese made SCUBA Regulators and any food products originating from China. Between carcinogenic preservatives, banned pesticides, bacteria levels many thousands times higher than US limits allow I cannot in good conscience trust their methods not to kill me. If they cannot even manufacture a dog treat that won't kill rover in just a few days how can we expect them to properly design brake rotors to the correct specs and then not cut corners in the manufacturing process.

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I liked the observation made recently by someone at Cycle World, reviewing a new bike originating from there, that China is a country, not a company....

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Well you certainly got me there...

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I guess the one thing we are lucky in NZ is that if the Chinese discs do fail and we get hurt, we have free health care.


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You guys have metalgear.com. au down in that part of the world, they have decent pricing


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I guess the one thing we are lucky in NZ is that if the Chinese discs do fail and we get hurt, we have free health care.
How does free healthcare help you when you're dead due to Chinese fail rotors?

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How does free healthcare help you when you're dead due to Chinese fail rotors?
I did say hurt, not killed.

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Nothing if free in this world... We Canucks think we have free heath care also, but we will scratch our heads and think why is our personal income taxes so dam F&%KEN high!

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