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post #1 of 5 Old 08-09-2019, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rear brake rotor wear

2011 DL650A with 32K mi on the clock. Rear rotor measures .190". Suzuki service manual says wear limit is .20".
Putting on new pads on rear. Should I replace the rotor now? Would like to save the money if not really necessary...
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-09-2019, 04:57 PM
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On my 05 at about the same mileage mine was past the wear limit(Also had some grooves). I bought one of the Chinese rotors. Lasted until the bike was sold at 122K.
Using the old one for a while would probably be alright, other than in hard braking it will heat faster and wear the pads sooner.

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This is what I bought.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/260mm-Brake...oAAOSwS2lcU8i8

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Thanks nvr2old, $42.80+S&H sounds like a really good price. Galfer had them at abt $155.

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I ran the rotors on my R65BMW for about 200K miles. I changed the pads about every 50K miles. They were well grooved and the pads would bed in to the contour in a short time.
Someone suggested that having the grooves actually may increase the stopping with more surface area. Worked for me.

I've got 100+K miles on the Wee Strom and don't notice any wear on the rotors yet.
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