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Normal for wave rotors to have some play???

Hey everyone. Is it normal for wave rotors to have some play side to side? Im talking about where the rotor pins meet and hold the whole piece together.

These came on the bike and it stops on a dime but i noticed the play shortly after buying it.

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Re: Normal for wave rotors to have some play???

Sounds like you have some "floating rotors". IOW, they center themselves between the pads in use. It's not just wave rotors that have this feature, and conversely, not all wave rotors do.
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^Thanks. I suspected this as i have floating rotors on my M3. However googling the brand thats on them ("BRAKING"; you can imagine the plethora of results that were unhelpful!)led me to a Italian site that did not have the rotor pictured. I suspect it is an earlier model. Nonetheless they work great and ive never regretted having them on the BMW either.

Not sure if BRAKING is a good brand but they work for now! Thanks again.

Edit: Just looked again and they are 300 bucks a side haha

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Re: Normal for wave rotors to have some play???

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^Thanks. I suspected this as i have floating rotors on my M3. However googling the brand thats on them ("BRAKING"; you can imagine the plethora of results that were unhelpful!)led me to a Italian site that did not have the rotor pictured. I suspect it is an earlier model. Nonetheless they work great and ive never regretted having them on the BMW either.

Not sure if BRAKING is a good brand but they work for now! Thanks again.

Edit: Just looked again and they are 300 bucks a side haha
braking actually invented the wave rotors or non-round rotors as they describe them, as well as batfly rotors. certainly a trusted name. the wave rotors will give a sharper initial bite where the batfly give a more progressive feel on the lever.

also they are actual floating discs.

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Re: Normal for wave rotors to have some play???

I have Braking floating wave rotors on my SuperHawk. I love them, and I'm really picky about my brakes.
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Thanks for all the info guys. I must say that i do have nothing but confidence in them. Not riding super hard but they are very predictable and have a very satisfying bite. The front also has goodride SS lines so the front is pretty much set for the moment.

Do you guys just look at warping and rotor thickness when youre looking to replace these?
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