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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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How bad can they be & still use them. I am replacing pads on the back of my 82 GL1100I & really don't want to take all my light bars & bags off & pull the wheel if I don't have too.

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Let me try to answer this one, at least until a guru chimes in.



I think there is a minimum thickness that it can be used and still be safe. That way it shouldn't be a concern that the rotor will crack and shatter. If the surface is heavily groove, there will be less contact for the pads and therefore less braking action, not mention wear. Sometime, the surface finish can induce brake squeal or chatter. Brakes are one thing I would not even consider taking any shortcuts on.

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Hi Earl, the minimum thickness on the '82 Interstate or Standard is 6mm (0.240) as Wingmaster says, anything less than that is dangerous to the point of possible crack or shatter. It takes a lot of pressure and heat to bring a GoldWing to a halt from a high rate of speed. Don't chance it, get another one.

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How bad can they be & still use them. I am replacing pads on the back of my 82 GL1100I & really don't want to take all my light bars & bags off & pull the wheel if I don't have too.
They are getting hard to find, might have to try E-Bay?

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Ok, I have done some checking around & to get a new one is $200.00. They all tell me that you can not turn down the old ones. If I go for a used one, am I not just going to get the same thing I have on the bike now?? Money is an issue here as I don't really don't have that much to spend on a Rotor. Is it really true that these can not be turned down??

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How bad is yours? Some grooving is okay. You might want to measure the thickness and see how thin it is. If it meets the minimum that jackjohn gave you and the grooving isn't severe I'd replace the pads. The rear brake is important, but the main part of the effort braking is on the front brakes.

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My Brothers friend got lucky, bought some from E bay and they looked like new, very thick and not warped, $45 ?!

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When I got my 1200, the front ones were down to 4mm and there were little cracks visible. I got worried enough to buy a good used set. If I'm not mistaken, the gl1100 rear can be bought new for something like $160 because someone posted this a few months ago.

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