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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 01:31:24 AM »

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)

Yup. So long as the bearing ID suits the axle, it'll work, but bearings are chosen quite carefully. If the axle is thinner/thicker than standard, the balls get larger/smaller and the load they are capable of and max speed they can sustain changes, plus life expectancy and drag suffer.

Ceramic bearings change things a LOT in this respect. The ball bearing size becomes pretty much irrelevant. They're so much harder than stainless steel and half the weight. Track freaks love them, plus they theoretically can last forever. A true million kilometre bearing. ...so long as you don't whack them with a hammer. Pot holes are ok, since the rim would be rooted before the bearing gave way anyway.
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2018, 02:02:53 PM »


What's the advantages of a light wheel? Weight saving, sure, but it'd come at the cost of stability, right?

I want wavy discs and aesthetically I vastly prefer the Armstrong, but the Chinese pattern ones are like half the price.

I need to replace whats on there, assuming the fluctuation of braking is due to a warped disc. So it's all about looks at this point. Sure, I demand a lot from my brakes, but anything I put on there now will give me more than I'll ever need. If the Chinese ones are fit for purpose, they'll certainly do.

Bolts. Are they pattern to a Bandit or SRAD or something?
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2018, 08:13:23 PM »

I have an old bandit 400 I can take some measurements from.
SRADS and up have straight rotors... no off set.

Cloud... Is a front a front end swap out of the question?
93-95 USD set up still uses tapered bearing. I was my set up on went to on  my bandit 400(750 srad motor installed).
you could probably pick a cool ass 400 gsxr front end.
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2018, 09:13:13 PM »

What's the advantages of a light wheel? Weight saving, sure, but it'd come at the cost of stability, right?

The opposite. The term is 'unsprung weight'. The lighter the wheel, the easier it is for the suspension to control and the less inertia/momentum it has. The bike would be both smoother in a bump and handle better.

If the Chinese ones are fit for purpose, they'll certainly do.

I can testify that my Chinesium ones are absolutely fit for the purpose that I use them for. Commuting. My bike stops on a dime! Even on spirited rides I get no fade, but that's more testament to the EBC HH sintered pads that I use. Fear not the quality of the Chinese pattern wave rotors, if the listing is to be believed, the metal they use is legit! ..and I have no reason not to believe them. They perform admirably.
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2018, 02:42:47 AM »

People's Republic of China. In 2015, China produced 803.83 million metric tons of Crude Steel accounting for 50.3% of the world's total production. ...
Chinese products are cheap and have improved no end in recent years .
Look at Huawei for instance , probably the "best" phone at the moment and cheaper than it's rivals.
I have no problem buying Chinesium products which have improved no end .
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2018, 11:51:07 AM »


There was an RC8 front end swap on here that I never saw the end of.
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Re: Brake Disc Alternatives
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2018, 12:23:42 PM »

If you are worried about prices of hyo parts being a months pay.... the KTM swap will be several months...
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