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February 21, 2020, 09:08:01 PM
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Good check for brake rotor runout.


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February 22, 2020, 07:59:04 AM
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Or do what I did a long time ago and that is to change to full floating rotors.
The single best thing you can do to increase braking power and feel in Harleys.
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February 22, 2020, 08:15:54 AM
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Agree @Nowhereman

I was surprised that floating rotors weren’t mentioned in the video. Or if he did I missed it.
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February 22, 2020, 09:42:24 AM
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Yeah but, I don't know why HD never put them out as standard equipment either.
They are far superior to fixed rotors for bike applications.
Mild steel frames twist and bend over time and when you have 700 pound plus bikes, after a while those alignments will go off spec.
Today, they are inexpensive also, around $140.00 bucks for decent ones.
One of the best performance per dollar deals there are.
Riders just don't think of superior stopping power until they need it then it's too late.
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July 31, 2020, 07:51:59 AM
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I need a new front rotor for my glide - I can feel the pulsing when I come to a stop -

I have a gage I can use to check it - but I know what I am going to find.

I will look into the full floating rotor - My non-us bikes all come factory with them.

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July 31, 2020, 10:04:26 AM
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I need a new front rotor for my glide - I can feel the pulsing when I come to a stop -

I have a gage I can use to check it - but I know what I am going to find.

I will look into the full floating rotor - My non-us bikes all come factory with them.

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mqqn
The floating rotors are the way to go!
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August 03, 2020, 05:45:41 AM
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The floating rotors are the way to go!

200 percent agree on this one. Why mfgs. still put fixed rotors on bikes is beyond me.
Maybe because they know you will swap them out later on.
The moment you grab a handful of floating rotor brake you'll cuss at yourself for not doing it sooner.
Progressive and linear with more stopping power under any weather conditions.
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August 03, 2020, 09:36:08 AM
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200 percent agree on this one. Why mfgs. still put fixed rotors on bikes is beyond me.
Maybe because they know you will swap them out later on.
The moment you grab a handful of floating rotor brake you'll cuss at yourself for not doing it sooner.
Progressive and linear with more stopping power under any weather conditions.
I think they don't come from the factory is because floating rotors can rattle a little and they don't want to deal with customers that don't understand why complaining. Your average 1000 miles a year rider does care about performance, just looks.  Also it a cost factor IMO


 



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