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post #1 of 21 Old 09-21-2005, 2:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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A brake question

I have a set of EBC HH sintered pads coming for the front of the 1000RR and I was wondering if I shouild be doing anything to "prep" the rotors? I currently have a set of GALFER pads on and I don't like them at all, I have to say that I liked the stockers better, but I am wondering if it was from a lack of prep on my part? what do you guys think?

do my rotors need to be sanded or sand blasted? what do you do to prep yours?
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Re: A brake question

A quick bead blast is probably the best, alternately you could quickly sand them to get the old transfered material off.
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Re: A brake question

If you go sintered (stock) to non-sintered, you have to beed blast the rotors. You shouldn't need to do anything if you go from non-sintered to sintered.

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Re: A brake question

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If you go sintered (stock) to non-sintered, you have to beed blast the rotors. You shouldn't need to do anything if you go from non-sintered to sintered.
It is still beneficial though....
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Re: A brake question

Since I went from sintered to sintered, I just did a very light sanding and cleaned the rotors with brake cleaner. I've had great luck with the stock pads on my 929. I had Galfers because they came in a kit with the lines, but I didn't particularly care for them.
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Re: A brake question

Great thanks for the quick replys guys(and gal ) I had very good luck with the factory pads on this one and the 929, I just thought that I would try and upgrade since I have braided lines too I will try a light sanding just to be sure and go from there
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Re: A brake question

Just get really, really fine sandpaper. I found fine in the basement, I think it was 120 grit, but it seemed to scratch, so I really didn't sand very much!
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Re: A brake question

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Just get really, really fine sandpaper. I found fine in the basement, I think it was 120 grit, but it seemed to scratch, so I really didn't sand very much!
600+ is fine, I would try 1200. 120 is pretty harsh.

EDIT: In general if the sand paper is wet/dry using it wet is equivalent to one grade finer

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Re: A brake question

Green ScotchBrite pad.
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Re: A brake question

Yeah, I figured something finer would be better, but I was being lazy. Next time it'll be the Scotchbrite pad!
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Re: A brake question

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Green ScotchBrite pad.
+1 Should be all you need.
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Re: A brake question

Of course I think 2400 used wet is actually finer than a scotchbrite

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Re: A brake question

+1 on the Scotchbrite pad. A must have for the toolbox. Love the simple little things.
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Re: A brake question

Scotchbrite here, too. Use acetone to clean the rotor...works better than brake cleaner.

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Re: A brake question

Scotchbrite it is. thanks again
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