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how thick of a rotor can you stuff in a stock caliper(front)? :headscrat
my stock rotor is just over 2mm, my aftermarket rotor is close to 4mm thick.
will i run in to any problems like premature wear of pads or rotor? or will the hydrolic system take up the differance?
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Modern sportbike rotors are usually 4.5mm thick. I'd bet our moto brakes are real similar. Don't know what kind of caliper you have, but I suppose you're right that the hydraulics would compensate. Use an old pad backplate, and a C-clamp to push the piston all the way in the caliper, then put your pads in and try. I've raced a superbike, where we had to shave just a little thickness off the pads so they would fit, and not drag. Other than that, they worked fine.
Flat, smooth concrete. Only had to remove a couple 1/10's of a millimeter to make them work properly. Figure-8 them on the cement, and that did the trick.
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