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post #1 of 6 Old May 14th, 2020, 7:56 am Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Disk "loose"

03 LT- 55,000 miles.
Rear brake disk is"loose". Has been for a while. I can move it a small amount and it rattles/rings when I hit a bump or etc.

It appears to be riveted in. The "bolts/Rivits" do not have any torx or allan heads. I see no way to tighten.

Any thoughts on how to tighten???
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Re: Rear Brake Disk "loose"

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03 LT- 55,000 miles.
Rear brake disk is"loose". Has been for a while. I can move it a small amount and it rattles/rings when I hit a bump or etc.

It appears to be riveted in. The "bolts/Rivits" do not have any torx or allan heads. I see no way to tighten.

Any thoughts on how to tighten???
Normal... search back through old posts for "cow bell". Best fix is to replace with an EBC rotor... there'll be many references on it.

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Re: Rear Brake Disk "loose"

How does the disk come off? Don't see how to remove it....

Is the EBC thicker?

I am trying to sell the bike, so $$ are really not a big option..

Is there a way to shim it?

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Re: Rear Brake Disk "loose"

That is normal it's a floating Rotor. All of your questions will be answered here. It's IllinoisBMWriders. He's pretty funny.


The Rear rotor is a lot cheaper than both front rotors when they start to ring on every bump.

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Thank you...!
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Re: Rear Brake Disk "loose"

I stopped the ringing by covering the rivets with blue brake goo, aka disk brake pad anti-squeal. It thickens up to dampen the ring and is made to be used on brakes so it can take the heat. Works so far as I can tell. Cheap solution but takes as much labor as replacing it since I removed the rear rotor to apply the goop.

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