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post #1 of 2 Old Oct 30th, 2006, 2:29 pm Thread Starter
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New Brake Rotor

Just wanted to thank the folks that posted the replacement information regarding the EBC rotor. I ordered one and installed it Friday evening late (was delivered next door by UPS by mistake). Cow bell is no longer on my bike. I have decided to save it for use as a really annoying gong if we get around to forming a local BMW club.

Installation was just as described and the trouble with the ABS ring removal was absolutely correct - it was the only problem I had - but the info gave the clues to fix it.

Very happy with new rotor replacement.

Thanks again.

Lee Nowell
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post #2 of 2 Old Nov 1st, 2006, 9:23 am Thread Starter
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New Rotor part 2

While working on my bike last night I noticed that the rear wheel was binding up when turning. I knew it was not the rotor as I could not hear it hit the pads as it did with the BMW rotor. I removed the pads just to make sure and it was still binding. I removed the rear wheel and turned the rotor and found that something was hitting. A further check found that three of the brads (connections) holding the rotor to the base(?) were standing proud of the surface and hitting the ABS sensor bracket. One of the brads would actually hit the top part of the bracket and had dug a groove in the bracket itself. I tried filing the edge of the bracket down a little to see if I could get clearance. That helped a little but the brad was too far out to clear and it was too hard to file.

I finally found two thin washers and shimmed the caliper bracket to the left and that gave the clearance to stop the brads from hitting the bracket. ABS works fine with the shims.

I am posting this as a warning to closely check the EBC rotor closely before you install to keep this from happening to you.

Lee Nowell
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