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Started by tshort, August 22, 2007, 01:18:17 PM
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Quote from: sobottka on August 22, 2007, 02:03:24 PMnot sure of the other stuff but vesrah's always turn your rotors blue.
Quote from: tshort on August 22, 2007, 01:18:17 PMThis is a real newb question. I bought an 05 SV with an 01 gsxr 750 front end on it. Had EBC pads, which I replaced with vesrah RJLs around four race weekends ago. During this last weekend I had the bike up on its front stand and was checking out the front wheel, when I noticed a couple things:1. the rotors (stock SV wheel and rotors) were a blue/black color, both sides2. the wheel seemed harder to spin than I expected3. giving the wheel a spin, it hung up at the same spot each time it went around4. the vesrah pads appear to be pretty worn down.Now - I'm no expert, but my guess is I've got one or both rotors warped. And I'm guessing it could be due to one of two things:1. when I put the pads in, I should have made sure the calipers were clean and the pistons were moving freely - maybe they were in need of a rebuild; and as a result, the pads weren't pushing back fully after letting off the brakes. I've used these pads before and they lasted a whole season, so I'm guessing the current wear rate is not right.2. when I remounted the front wheel, I didn't get the axle seated/aligned properly, and it is holding the wheel at an odd angle to the calipers/fork leg sliders (inverted forks). I believe I snugged up the axle, then took it off the front stand, pumped the forks a few times, then tightened up the axle pinch bolts. Any thoughts/suggestions welcome. Regardless, would love to know what the correct procedure is for remounting the front wheel to make sure the axle/wheel/rotors/calipers are all properly aligned.Thanks!ps- if you want to see some pix from the last AFM round out here at Infineon, there are some shots here: http://gotbluemilk.com/web070819/280/index.html