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post #1 of 5 Old 10-03-2010, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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rear rotor fells a little warm

just replaced my rear tire and went for a little ride and checked the rotor and it felt quite warm. it spins easy on the center stand i never checked it before so i dont know if this is normal but it was a little toasty
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Hey don't touch that, it's hot!

Did you use your rear brake when you went on your ride? They get quite hot from normal usage. Try a test drive using only the front brake.

As I've told you many times before, the journey is the destination. So to answer your question: Yes, we are there.
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There is always some drag on the rotors and they will get warm but they get very hot if you are using the brakes.
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just replaced my rear tire and went for a little ride and checked the rotor and it felt quite warm. it spins easy on the center stand i never checked it before so i dont know if this is normal but it was a little toasty
It sounds like normal brakes doing what they should do. Unless you see the rotor warped or hear the pads grabbing hard in a certain section I wouldnt be worried. Just dont grab your front rotor after a run through the twisties... youll regret it..lol

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Yeah, so?. What are you worried about man?
Brakes get hot, it's what they do (they convert kinetic into thermic energy).

When I'm out of matches, I light my cigarettes off the bike's brakes.

As mentioned before, it's normal for brake pads to drag a bit. A properly designed brake pad will actually not perform at all when cold.
I've seen a few racecars that could not be held on a slope with the brakes unless they were warm (their "warm" would probably cause stock brakes to smoke the pads or boil the fluid)

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