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I'm at the dealer getting new shoes for the bike.
Technician says the rivets holding the rotor are worn and the rotor should be changed. Like $800 .00 job

Now I see it's mostly BS. The rivets were a bit grounded on the side towards the break pad . They don't know what created that.

The question is
Is a rotor that expensive.?
Can I do the job myself or requires a special tool.
Most likely I'll do nothing
Your thoughts?

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Changing a rotor AND pads is not a tough job at all with very basic skills on board. There are good non-Honda brands out there. I don't see which model you are working on?
If you can remove the wheel, you can do the job for far less. Check out EBC parts for example.
 
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yup,
I got the whole rear drive assembly for peanuts, it was "almost" worn out with 85 miles on the clock.
 

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yup,
I got the whole rear drive assembly for peanuts, it was "almost" worn out with 85 miles on the clock.
Thought these things are supposed to last forever under normal operating condition with timely change of the pads
 

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If you are talking about the rear rotor it is $675 retail so $800 for the job isn't that bad but it is pretty easy to change, just remove the rear wheel, caliper and 2 screws hold the rotor to the final drive. If the rivets are still mostly good with a little wear on the heads I wouldn't worry. No idea what could have done that.
 
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I'm at the dealer getting new shoes for the bike.
Technician says the rivets holding the rotor are worn and the rotor should be changed. Like $800 .00 job

Now I see it's mostly BS. The rivets were a bit grounded on the side towards the break pad . They don't know what created that.

The question is
Is a rotor that expensive.?
Can I do the job myself or requires a special tool.
Most likely I'll do nothing
Your thoughts?

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On a 5th generation Gold Wing (2001-2017) worn rivets are caused by improperly installed brake pads.
 
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I really agree with that. I went back to see if I change them on the road some place. Found it

Ok John Its spelled wrong since as an electrical contractor I deal a lot with breakers
Im going to ask for my money back when I get there LOL

Discussion Starter · #233 · Jun 2, 2018

Rode 600 miles today from Yukon Ok to Grant NM. Temperatures stayed below 80F till Albuquerque. After that went up to 94 for the last leg.

I have called many dealers on my way and only Honda Polaris of Albuquerque had the adaptor in stock.
Since I was there I had a new tire installed in the back and new break pads .
 

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I'm at the dealer getting new shoes for the bike.
Technician says the rivets holding the rotor are worn and the rotor should be changed. Like $800 .00 job

Now I see it's mostly BS. The rivets were a bit grounded on the side towards the break pad . They don't know what created that.

The question is
Is a rotor that expensive.?
Can I do the job myself or requires a special tool.
Most likely I'll do nothing
Your thoughts?

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I know my local dealer is charging well over a hundred dollars and hour just for labor now plus he adds another twenty dollars or more for the rags they use to wipe their hands on when they are working. I do everything myself now, and save hundreds of dollars.
 

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The brake rotors do not tolerate side loads well. Laying the wheel down on the ground can affect the rotors this could have been from a tire change. If your rotors aren’t rattling when you move them by hand then I wouldn’t worry. Keep an eye on them to be sure.
 

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If you are talking about the rear rotor it is $675 retail so $800 for the job isn't that bad but it is pretty easy to change, just remove the rear wheel, caliper and 2 screws hold the rotor to the final drive. If the rivets are still mostly good with a little wear on the heads I wouldn't worry. No idea what could have done that.
From MRcycles. A lot less than most places.



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