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KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« on: January 16, 2013, 07:20:54 am »
My back one was loose and vbery noisy at certain revs, I didnt want to buy a new one as many suggests, so I took it off and went to Westcoast Clutch & Brake, Errol was very helpful, put it under the press and tightened the rivets, voila, all tight like front one now.

You can do it at home also.

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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 10:36:16 am »
Does anybody know someone in JHB area that can do this. Front disc loose this morning..
 

Offline Sláinte Mhaith

Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 10:45:31 am »
As I understand you should press it with the correct profile to fit the rivet (instead of the standard flat)
Off-road cycles can do it.
Ultimate performance also does it.

Have them pressed before they wear out too much.

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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 10:57:46 am »
As I understand you should press it with the correct profile to fit the rivet (instead of the standard flat)
Off-road cycles can do it.
Ultimate performance also does it.

Have them pressed before they wear out too much.

My 2c
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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 12:34:15 pm »
If you take of the disc, put a size 13 or 14 socket (did mine years ago can't remember what size), put the socket over the back of the rivet while the disc is laying flat and just gently tap the socket with a hammer. Just put an old t-shirt or something under the disc so you don't scratch the front side of the rivets. Mine is still solid after many plenty rough miles :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 02:38:21 pm »
If you take of the disc, put a size 13 or 14 socket (did mine years ago can't remember what size), put the socket over the back of the rivet while the disc is laying flat and just gently tap the socket with a hammer. Just put an old t-shirt or something under the disc so you don't scratch the front side of the rivets. Mine is still solid after many plenty rough miles :thumleft:
Ek dink ek moet dit try, kan dit mos maar in 'n press sit met die regte size socket..
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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 05:04:23 pm »
If you take of the disc, put a size 13 or 14 socket (did mine years ago can't remember what size), put the socket over the back of the rivet while the disc is laying flat and just gently tap the socket with a hammer. Just put an old t-shirt or something under the disc so you don't scratch the front side of the rivets. Mine is still solid after many plenty rough miles :thumleft:
Ek dink ek moet dit try, kan dit mos maar in 'n press sit met die regte size socket..

Did try that method and it worked great.
Initially I thought you are suppose the press the actual/internal rivet, but you just need to tap the ring tight again. Reason for the 14 socket. Hammer worked fine without a press.
 

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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 08:16:44 pm »
I was able to fix one like this with the 14 sockets. The other one stayed loose, then I saw 2 of the little "washers" in the back was missing.
 

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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 08:31:52 am »
Bloem KTM did mine :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 09:03:25 pm »
If you take of the disc, put a size 13 or 14 socket (did mine years ago can't remember what size), put the socket over the back of the rivet while the disc is laying flat and just gently tap the socket with a hammer. Just put an old t-shirt or something under the disc so you don't scratch the front side of the rivets. Mine is still solid after many plenty rough miles :thumleft:

Will give it a try.  Thanks  :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2014, 11:35:00 am »
I did mine in a press, supporting one side on a flat surface and using a ball bearing on the other side. KTM in Bloem charges R350 per disc to tighten the rivets.
 

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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2014, 02:56:26 pm »
I did mine in a press, supporting one side on a flat surface and using a ball bearing on the other side. KTM in Bloem charges R350 per disc to tighten the rivets.

Doing it that way I presume you lose the 'floating disc' capability ???
 

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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2014, 03:23:37 pm »
What exactly are the advantages to a floating disc?
 

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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2014, 04:20:04 pm »
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Re: KTM 9x0, Loose & noisy floating brake discs - Solution -
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2014, 12:48:14 pm »
I did mine in a press, supporting one side on a flat surface and using a ball bearing on the other side. KTM in Bloem charges R350 per disc to tighten the rivets.

Doing it that way I presume you lose the 'floating disc' capability ???

Not really. Just enough pressure using a hand press in a criss cross arrangement so that you keep the floating disc more or less in centre.