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post #1 of 20 Old 08-16-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well Crap!!!

I was re-installing my front wheel last night after installing new rubber and I noticed my right rotor has a little warp to it when the wheel is spun. After looking at a stock replacement (Holy Crap $320 are you kidding me?) I started looking into aftermarket rotors, has anyone had any experience with the EBC X-series rotors?


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post #2 of 20 Old 08-16-2011, 12:52 PM
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might consider figuring out which other rotors fit.... i think certian yrs of the cbr600 or f4i work as well... and u might be able to grab a stock rotor setup cheap on ebay.... also post a want add here in the classies.

did you bend the rotor by putting weight on it or something?

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did you bend the rotor by putting weight on it or something?
Probably, the wheels were living in the back of my truck for a week while I waited for my "wheel guy" to get back from vacation.


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I think I'd trust EBC products. Honestly, I'd think seriously about trying some cheap chinese ebay rotors if I didn't have the scratch to buy OEM. Rotors ain't rocket science.

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I am currently in the process of returning a set of EBCs and couldn't honestly suggest them to anyone considering how bad these are. They squell without even touching the brake lever and it fells like gravel rolling around the floating discs towards the end of a braking event. I am goinng with a set of Galfer Wave rotors at $322 a pop, so if you found OEMs at $320 I'd go that route before after market.

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I have a set of 10 button f4 rotors I'm willing to sell.

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Which EBC's did you have? X's, prolite's, Contour's


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I have a set of 10 button f4 rotors I'm willing to sell.
Will these fit the 9er?


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Well according to the EBC fitment chart, their rotors fit the 9er and the F4I, the ones you have for sale are clean and straight? PM me with a price please.


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If your rotor is warped, inspect that sides brake pads. They're likely wearing faster than the other side.

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The pads on that side are a little thinner, I was getting ready to install new pads when I noticed they were thinner than the other side, a quick spin revealed the rotor problem. Funny thing is I haven't noticed any pulsing at the lever.


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Which EBC's did you have? X's, prolite's, Contour's
I have EBC Contours on my 919 and run EBC HH pads.
The rotors are excellent, run dead true, and as T81 and Rickard can attest, have changed colour from the heavy track use I put on them. The combo is a bit noisy, that is for sure, but they sure work well !

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I have EBC Contours on my 919 and run EBC HH pads.
The rotors are excellent, run dead true, and as T81 and Rickard can attest, have changed colour from the heavy track use I put on them. The combo is a bit noisy, that is for sure, but they sure work well !
I have stock rotors along with stock pads (i think) and i have a terrible howling that i get from my front brakes and I'm looking to get something to replace to hopefully get quieter brakes up front. Is that the noise your hearing?

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Hey Major, how many miles are on the rotors? Wonder if they had some sort of preserver on them as a rust resister?

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I have EBC Contours on my 919 and run EBC HH pads.
The rotors are excellent, run dead true, and as T81 and Rickard can attest, have changed colour from the heavy track use I put on them. The combo is a bit noisy, that is for sure, but they sure work well !
Your brakes are amazing. Considering you don't have the SS brake lines on yet it stops better than mine. I think it is the HH pads for sure.

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I have stock rotors along with stock pads (i think) and i have a terrible howling that i get from my front brakes and I'm looking to get something to replace to hopefully get quieter brakes up front. Is that the noise your hearing?
His isn't a terrible howl but it is a small howl at low speed. Enough that I would go back to the OEM rotors. My OEM rotors have over 100K on them and show no wear and no noise. (anymore)

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My right rotor is a bit off too. I will try the chinese products on ebay, I am very curious about them. EBC is a great company with great product so is Armstrong but they are still a bit expensive.

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I ended up going with a set of EBC X rotors, got them off fleabay for a decent price and free shipping. Ideajones tried his best to bail me out but the bolt circle on the rotors he had was too small so I had to resort to the EBC's, they should be here today


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I ended up going with a set of EBC X rotors, got them off fleabay for a decent price and free shipping. Ideajones tried his best to bail me out but the bolt circle on the rotors he had was too small so I had to resort to the EBC's, they should be here today
Holy cow, all I did was sell a set of rotors that I bought for my bike, you did me the favor by confirming they won't fit the 919! And the $10 extra you sent back was completely unnecessary.
Thank you sir

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No problemo, buy yourself lunch. Oh, don't bother trying those rotors on the 9er


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well when I arrived home I had a box sitting on my front porch

So I imediatly went to the garage and did this

So I could try out these

Fisrt off lets just say EBC builds some nice stuff, the factory rotors feel cheap in comparison. They are kinda loud, not squealing loud but they make a swishing noise when applied, nothing I can't live with because they stop beautifully. The BT023's have a rounder profile then the RoadSmarts so they transition smoother and they steer very lightly, it's like having a brand new bike. Didn't notice any vibration so I guess the DynaBeads are doing their job.


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