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post #1 of 10 Old 10-20-2007, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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eBay Brake Rotor

Anybody buy from this eBay seller???

Very interesting picture toward the bottom of the auction page showing a twin piston caliper on a KLR!

http://cgi.ebay.ca/OVERSIZE-310mm-BR...QQcmdZViewItem

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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Said something about welding on a bracket, looks like an easy conversion.




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I remember someone writing a review(I don't remember which forum) on this rotor and it wasn't good. It had fit issues and when he finally got it working it stopped worse than the stock unit. Buyer beware on this one.
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I have yet to have any problems with the factory rotor and caliper stopping me and have had to really call on it a time or two to stop fast and hard.

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Here is the review I was thinking of. Well scrap that, it seems that I can't post a link here from the .net KLR site (sensored?). You'll have to go there and do a search for ebay rotor then look for the thread titled E-bay front disc brake review by MedicDB.

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I've made up my mind. Thanks for saving me the $. I was really more interested in the twin puck caliper.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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There's one on eBay for $95.

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Thread dates back to 2007. Been a lot of improvement done since regarding a caliper change.

What is on eBay? The rotor or caliper or ??

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OK, retyping had a glitch....augh!!!!!

OK, to get the best KLR brakes I know of...here are my recomondations.
Buy the 320 disc with it's adapter plate, I suggest the most expensive EBC one, but many have had success with the cheaper versions, now get stainless steel line, now go to fleabay and look for a V-Strom front caliper 2005 ish, buy a set if you can cheap, they shouldn't need rebuilding imho. If you can't get a set then just the left is good. To mount the caliper to the adapter plate is a simple adapter plate to match the two together, easy flat steel or Alluminium plate, it is easy...now use the SSline, it all bolts together, to your stock master. IF you want to go to the next stage, buy a 2005ish again CBR600RR or CBR1000RR master, it bolts on and onto the same line. It is completely adjustable for gravel/dirt riding as well as full on street riding. Now if you bought a set of caliers you install the right on on the back, a simple grinding of the mounting plate and redrilling the top hole will mount it. The expensive part will be getting a new SS line made up because the stock one if I remember correctly is too short.
I never in a million years thought you would need better rear brakes on a KLR but the differance is amazing! You do not need to apply as much pressure and you can feel the brake far better with this set up.
I have not seen or heard of a better braking sytem yet on a KLR. I have as close to street bike braking as I can imagine......it's fantastic!!!!
OH I also use the cheapest soft pads I can find and they are like $14 a pair for this set up!

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Thread dates back to 2007. Been a lot of improvement done since regarding a caliper change.

What is on eBay? The rotor or caliper or ??
It was a 320mm rotor for $95, made in Taiwan, sold by Carl's Motorsports. It sold, but he may have others by now.

The twin piston caliper of choice seems to be the Suzuki SV650 left side, which goes for $20 to $60 on average. It requires an adapter plate and have not heard of anyone using one on anything but a 320mm rotor. I think the SV rotor was 310mm, but close enough.

i'm in the process of making this upgrade myself, waiting for adapter plate from EM and a new set of pads.

Those that have say it's worth making the mod.
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