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post #1 of 4 Old May 10th, 2010, 7:30 pm Thread Starter
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loose rear brake rotor

Rear rotor rings like a cow bell with each bump. I have read the previous input on the subject. These are somewhat dated, so have some questions.
There was some talk about a recall bulletin is that still in effect? My bike is now out of warranty so my choices depend on if there is still an active bulletin, and if it covers bikes out of warranty.
Found information re EBC part number MD615, I have a 2005 and most of the comments were from older LT's. so need to check if that rotor is also ok for 05's.
Some comments seemed to say that the rotor still made the rattle / bell sound after the replacement.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

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post #2 of 4 Old May 10th, 2010, 7:52 pm
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Re: loose rear brake rotor

There was a bulletin just for this but it was under normal warrany coverage and only on customer complaint. Go for the EBC but check it real close when you get it as some have not cleared the wheel when installed.

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Re: loose rear brake rotor

I went with the EBC rotor 12,000 miles ago & haven't had any rattle or squeal since. However I did have the problem of my wheel contacting the hub of the rotor before seating against the drive hub. I put some plasti-guage behind it & found that it was holding the wheel 3 hundredths of an inch from mating with the drive hub. The EBC hub was billet & quite a bit thicker than the OEM hub so I chucked it in my lathe & took 5 hundredths off the contact area. But after that It still has a lot more meat in the hub than the OEM. I sent email to EBC so maybe they have changed dimensions of their hub by now.

PS: brakes are a major safety item so I'm not suggesting anyone do what I did.

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Re: loose rear brake rotor

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I have a 2005 and most of the comments were from older LT's. so need to check if that rotor is also ok for 05's.
Some comments seemed to say that the rotor still made the rattle / bell sound after the replacement.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

Lucky
Lucky, I had the squealing/clanging rotor syndrome bad, had the new rotor installed while still under warranty a couple of years ago, and have never heard a cowbell or squeal since.
As far as I'm concerned it was the best thing to do and fixed that problem.
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