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03-04-2012 03:36 AM
VN750Rider/Jerry I have never been able to tell the difference between drilled discs and non drilled discs. I have never had a car with drilled discs. Many of my older bikes had solid discs, all of my current bikes have drilled discs. Some discs squeal, some don't. But I have never noticed any difference between drilled discs and non drilled discs. The holes have nothing to do with the "disc brake squeal". That is a vibration set up between the pad and the caliper. It has nothing to do with the discs. You can get some stuff at the auto parts store to put on the back of the pads that is supposed to dampen the squeal. I have no idea whether it works or not. I'm thinking if it did, pad manufacturers would put it on their new pads, and sell them as "anti squeal" pads. Don't use anything on the back of the pads which might get on the front of the pads. You just might find yourself with NO brakes.
03-02-2012 12:58 PM
Swagman Thats not evil just sounds like fun to me
03-02-2012 12:42 PM
Knifemaker
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I agree with you there KM although I have had a number of bikes with drilled rotors but never noticed any noise from any of them though
Well that was my point. None of the bikes I've owned made noise either. My FJR has duel drilled rotors and I have been able to cut the motor, pull up onthe sidewalk and stop right behind some kids playing on the sidewalk. I honk my horn and scare the crap out of them. (yes I am evil)

You would think that if my brakes made ANY noise they'd turn around when I stop a foot behind them because they heard something. But have snuck up on them several times succsesfully....
03-02-2012 12:25 PM
Swagman I agree with you there KM although I have had a number of bikes with drilled rotors but never noticed any noise from any of them though
03-02-2012 12:01 PM
Knifemaker
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I have a Yam 1000 and it has drilled factory rotors and makes no noise at all
BOOYAH!!!

My take here is drilled rotors "can" make noise... But it does not mean they ALL do.
03-02-2012 11:55 AM
Swagman
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Sorry KM, drilled/slotted rotors do make a noise, usually a clicking sound which does fade after rotor is worn in. If you google " drilled rotor noise " you will find many concerns about the noise. The reason your rotors that you had drilled didn't make noise is because they do not have dimples. Manufactured slotted or drilled rotors have dimples which create the noise.
I have a Yam 1000 and it has drilled factory rotors and makes no noise at all
03-02-2012 11:11 AM
Knifemaker
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Sorry KM, drilled/slotted rotors do make a noise, usually a clicking sound which does fade after rotor is worn in. If you google " drilled rotor noise " you will find many concerns about the noise. The reason your rotors that you had drilled didn't make noise is because they do not have dimples. Manufactured slotted or drilled rotors have dimples which create the noise.
Not sure what you mean by "dimples" .... But I guess I never really paid much attention to noise coming from the brakes unless it was loud and annoying (like squealing)

Would guess that as pretty much every bike I have owned had drilled rotors so not really atuned to what you guys are talking about. ( like white noise it just fades in the background to me?)

I can see slotted rotors "vibrating" however. Just never noticed anything I'd call "noise" from the front brakes.
03-02-2012 12:06 AM
1986vn750 I can only describe it as a "pitter patter" haha
03-01-2012 11:55 PM
JM2001
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Well, I'll believe you if you can provide a link to some test, some expert, or some brake company that says this.

I had a RD 400 that came with un drilled discs. I paid to have them drilled at a machine shop. I never heard any difference.
Sorry KM, drilled/slotted rotors do make a noise, usually a clicking sound which does fade after rotor is worn in. If you google " drilled rotor noise " you will find many concerns about the noise. The reason your rotors that you had drilled didn't make noise is because they do not have dimples. Manufactured slotted or drilled rotors have dimples which create the noise.
03-01-2012 11:23 PM
1986vn750 Ive had a bike with a solid rotor, and this one and i can hear a huge difference. When my car was switched back to standard rotors it was much smoother/quieter. It really doesnt matter haha, I just need to get my squeek fixed
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