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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Wanted VN750 discs

Just bought an 86 VN750 with knackered discs. Do any other models discs fit the 86 model and has anybody got any for sale???
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Hi,,there is some on Ebay !!. They are in co.cork,Ireland. Ebay No..280713427168. Price 50 plus 10 p&p. Take a look,,see what you think. Good luck.

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AGM battery(platinum)
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Cheers mate, need to find out how much skimming they will need, look similar to mine???
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Cheers mate, need to find out how much skimming they will need, look similar to mine???
All the vn750 discs will fit 1986-2006 !. Not sure you can skim them though. Hope someone corrects me if im wrong !.

AGEING IS INEVITABLE,,MATURING IS OPTIONAL

VN 750 A8 1992.
27000 miles.
Imported from California
to UK in 1996.




New for 2012.
new filters(foam type)
replacement shocks(MDI)
Iridium plugs.
AGM battery(platinum)
brake pads(Kyoto)
(All on and running)
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All the vn750 discs will fit 1986-2006 !. Not sure you can skim them though. Hope someone corrects me if im wrong !.
Front brake rotors new thickness specs are 4.8-5.1 mm, (0.189-0.200")
Wear limit is 4.5mm, (0.180")

If your discs are badly worn or grooved already, there is not enough metal left to have them machined flat again without going under the wear limit.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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Cheers mate, so if I buy second hand discs with wear grooves in, I need to know the thickness at the tops and bottoms of the grooves, not easy?
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Before buying any used rotors either measure them yourself with a micrometer, or if buying off Ebay have the seller measure them for you.
At the best there is only 0.020" (20/1,000") between new and the wear limit for the rotors.
They really are not meant to ever be machined back to a usable condition.

Note that one member, VN750 Rider/Jerry, has modified his front brakes by removing one rotor and the accompanying caliper and hose.
He claims no less braking power with only one rotor. I`m not defending or attacking his modification, as it works for him.

You may want to consider going that route too, even if only temporarily, if you can locate only one good rotor on Ebay in the near future.

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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There aren't many available over here and postage charges are expensive. Gonna measure my discs and try to find similar discs that will fit off another bike. Can't afford new ones.
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Have a look at an old thread i submitted on here !,,type in the search option [Alien brake discs]. I had the same problem,but i managed to make the discs a lot more presentable by using a sanding disc on them,,manualy,,not on a machine or power tool. It worked for me !!.

AGEING IS INEVITABLE,,MATURING IS OPTIONAL

VN 750 A8 1992.
27000 miles.
Imported from California
to UK in 1996.




New for 2012.
new filters(foam type)
replacement shocks(MDI)
Iridium plugs.
AGM battery(platinum)
brake pads(Kyoto)
(All on and running)
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Have a look at an old thread i submitted on here !,,type in the search option [Alien brake discs]. I had the same problem,but i managed to make the discs a lot more presentable by using a sanding disc on them,,manualy,,not on a machine or power tool. It worked for me !!.
Here`s the link: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20569

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127
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