cleaning rotors - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Everything to do with wheels, tires,
suspension, forks and brakes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
emtdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: PRINCETON, WV
Posts: 468
iTrader: (4)
 
cleaning rotors

can rotors be wet sanded to make them smooth

Sent from Motorcycle.com App

2003 kaw vn 750 pushing 40,000 miles.
tp stator
dampers
coil relay mod
other stuff not listed
mustang seat
motorcycle repair at a stealership 1 million bucks, repairs with the help of the Vulcan750 forum priceless.
emtdon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Old Fart
 
Knifemaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Catawissa, MO
Posts: 11,528
iTrader: (4)
     
Garage
By hand? I'd say no. How can you be sure you're sanding them perfectly even?

From what I understand the vulcans rotors can't/shouldnt be turned, they should be replaced if gouged up badly.

If You Are Not Sure If I Am Joking or Not....I AM !!Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knifemaker1954/sets/
Knifemaker is online now  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 12:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Spockster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 6,296
iTrader: (5)
   
Yes, depending how much material you are trying to remove.

A light sanding to remove glazing could be done by hand using a paint stirrer for a block, a body man I know swears by a flat piece of plastic. Scotchbrite might take glazing off and wouldn't remove metal.

Ideally, you would want to lay the paper on something perfectly flat (sheet of glass) and move the part over the paper, but a lot of people have trouble with the rotor bolts.

Sounds like something I should do when I have my forks apart soon. Have some dark smudges on mine I think, haven't seen the ole girl for a while.

A good wash with soap and hot water, then flooding rinse would be good after. Maybe watch the braking until you're adjusted to it and things burn in again.

2003-21k mi
Shaved w/UniPK92+Stock Jets-TPE/MOSFET-Shinko Tires-AGM batt-bags-chrome-LEDs...more
__________________________________________________ ____________
Repair Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mj7z81..._Catalogue.pdf

Owner's Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nscb5f...ers+Manual.pdf
Spockster is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
emtdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: PRINCETON, WV
Posts: 468
iTrader: (4)
 
i thought maybe like 2000 grit sand paper but a scratch pad sounds better. not really to reduce the surface just to clean rust and other dirt on the surface

Sent from Motorcycle.com App

2003 kaw vn 750 pushing 40,000 miles.
tp stator
dampers
coil relay mod
other stuff not listed
mustang seat
motorcycle repair at a stealership 1 million bucks, repairs with the help of the Vulcan750 forum priceless.
emtdon is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GreenwoodFrickinLakeNY
Posts: 10,354
iTrader: (8)
   
I use 800 emery to take glazing off, and hit it at a 45 deg angle to the outside edge....and Knife is right, they cant be "cut", unless they are still within tollerances....from what i understand, EBC is now making rotors with extra meat....



Wolfie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome