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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Brake rotors

Can anybody tell me the minimum thickness recommendation for the brake rotors? I've got a little grab (pulse) on the front brakes and am considering pulling off the rotors to have them turned. Just curious if I have enough left to do that.
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I dont know what the spec is but if I remember correctly it is stamped into the rotor somewhere. Should say min thickness or something to that effect.

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Don't know if true or not, but my VN700/750 manual says they are made too thin to be turned. They should be replaced. But hey, maybe I shouldn't believe everything I read.
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The minimum thickness for bikes with the single-piston caliper like the VN750 has is 4.5 mm (.177"). This number is also stamped on the rotors. You can not turn these rotors.
If you have a pulse/grab you may have a warped rotor which would need to be replaced. You can check runout with a dial indicator. The max runout is 0.3 mm.

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Thanks to all.....guess I'm on the search for some new rotors. Mucho appreciated.
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You guy's just answered my question. I wanted to see about getting rotors turned.

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I scored a set on e-bay last week. It's always a gamble but the price was right.....I've got one bad and two coming in from a bike parted with low miles so it's a 50/50 shot that at least one of em will be good.
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