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Old 11-21-2003, 08:19 AM
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I was just informed my rotors are approaching their tolerances and started looking for new rotors on line. I was unable to find the stock rotors and came up with a few designs and prices for the floating rotors. Does anyone know anything about these fairly new brakes?
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:32 AM
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Advantages of floating rotors are - better braking, no rotor distortion, reduced chance of rotor cracking, improved brake alignment, stylish looks.

Floating rotors are nice, I had them on all my drag bikes. Less chance of warping, they wear better, and brake better. I highly recommend going that route. I intend on changing the Fatboy over one of these days.
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Old 11-23-2003, 05:33 PM
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thank you for the info Phat-Boy. That was pretty much what the parts people told me at HD shop when I went to inquire about prices etc. I like the thought of my brake pads lasting longer.
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Old 11-26-2003, 07:07 PM
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I have the floating rotors on my Fat Ride now and like how they look. I had to replace three rotors one at a time until I figured out that the non floating rotors bend when you forget the brake lock and try to drive off then Clunk when it hits and bends the rotor slightlly. So last time I changed both disk to floating and quit using a disk lock. They don't cost that much more than a stock.

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Old 11-29-2003, 09:35 AM
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I got the new rotors on my Wide Glide last nite, and the rear disc was one bad MF to get off. Ended up using the air chisel and managed to free one solitary screw finally without screwing things up too badly. I don't like torx screws It always seems they are too small of a size for the job being done. Well what kind of problems now? One of the bricks fewll out of my wood stove last nite and I got it back in this morning. Sure would like to know what I did to **** off my Karma. Thanx again for the info. Leon
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