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Brake Disc Alternatives
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:39:56 PM »


Yes yes I have a GT125R, but it's got the GT650 front end on so I'm asking in the right place.

My brake discs just started beyond the legal limit for wear and warp, and I need something to replace them. I'd like to look at other options like EBC or Armstrong but also would not like to spend a whole months wages on Hyosung ones.

There are a hundred options for the Bandit, starting from about $9, and even the equivalent Armstrong ones are miles cheaper.

What alternative discs fit the 2007-era GT650? Also, what bolts fit?! The ones that are on there are 100% going to need to be slotted and forcibly extracted, and will not be able to go back in, and I am loathed to put in more of the same awful misch metal. I want titanium. What fits?

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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 10:58:01 PM »

Not too sure what others are available in your area.
But for my usual brake parts i go with https://www.metalgear.com.au/view_model_details.php?model_id=5045

Now i wouldn't be spending that much on brake discs from them, usually for my dirt bikes they are half that price.
However i did pickup a 2015 GT250R front wheel that is in brand new condition with a brand new tire that has Metalgear discs on it that are brand new and they are awesome.

But yes i agree the Disc bolts standard are sub optimal and crap out on removal most of the time. I would also like a upgrade on these.

Let us know what you find.
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 11:01:21 PM »

If i send u a free replacement set do i win???
Ill actually send u 2. If i do. ;-)
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 11:01:54 PM »

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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 12:35:03 AM »

Vfr 800.
Things in common.
Bolt pattern
Height
Width
I didnt get get a good width on the center hole. But its super close...
Im 90% sure itll bolt up.  Ill pull it off tomo and mount it to a hyo rim.

Caliper holes are farther apart on the vfr so those brakes arent a bolt on option.
*** you have Brembo so u can just make another adapter.
Difference:
Vfr=3.5mm / Hyo 3mm

Now!  IF it does fit you can now google vfr rotor upgrades and this might open up a world of options.

Ill update tomo.



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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 01:46:07 PM »

Watching, because this kind of stuff is interesting to me
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 09:29:30 PM »

I'm using Chinesium on the front and an Armstrong rear.

How's about this Cloud? Look for a wheel that has the same inside diameter axle. The goal here is to pick up a wheel that is not made from an alloy of depleted uranium. Even if you could find a rotor that weighed nothing, the grains from using a lighter wheel will easily offset it. I'll see if I can get my hands on a GSXR 600 wheel and check for you what the weight difference will be.

If you want a variety of premium after market alternatives, then adapting a gixxer rim is a fantastic choice. I honestly think that the weight difference between a Hyo 650 front wheel and a gixxer front wheel will be in the order of approx 5 kilograms, or approx 12 coconuts for the imperial folk.
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 11:20:27 PM »

If the width allows it and you can find the right bearings, couldn't you adapt any front wheel you like so long as the bearings suited the axle(10mm i think it is)
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 12:06:31 AM »

Negative on the vfr rotor.
Im going to see if the front wheel will come close to mounting up.
Give me a couple days.
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 12:49:37 AM »

If i send u a free replacement set do i win???
Ill actually send u 2. If i do. ;-)
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