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Offline the_priest

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DR650 - Front Disc
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:29:23 am »
Hey all,

So I just swapped out my tires for a set of Anakee's and I was told that my front disc is badly worn and I should get a replaced asap. Thing is I wanna be selling this bike soon, so spending like R2.5k on a disc is really bugging me.

Does anyone have an older one (still in decent condition) that they willing to sell me please? (Product Number: 5922032E00)
Failing that I'll investigate getting one cut again from Waterjet.

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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 02:37:46 pm »
If you can get the OEM floating disc for R 2,500 go for it. Aftermarket discs aren't much cheaper. I would not replace the floating disc with a "home made" rigid one unless you're desperate.
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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 02:48:18 pm »
Yea I actually phoned Suzuki South and they quoted R3523 for a new disk.  :lamer:
So now it looks like I'm gonna have to do a Procycle (or eBay) order.

Procycle's one: $170
eBay DP Brand one: $120

Even if I get nailed 40% at customs it's still tons cheaper.
 

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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 03:33:47 pm »
Try NODICO (http://nodico.co.za/products/products_mgear_view.php?bid=2366), new front disk is R1729, they are located in Pretoria.
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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 07:55:30 pm »
Try NODICO (http://nodico.co.za/products/products_mgear_view.php?bid=2366), new front disk is R1729, they are located in Pretoria.

That could be option. Is that a house brand product? Cannot see any name mentioned.
 

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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 08:08:47 pm »
The metal gear discs are the best priced as far as i know! had to replace front and rear about a month ago and they seem to be ok! Suzuki smokes their own socks ! Get the sintered pads for the front .
and she said " What are you doin today ? ".
and I said " Nothing ".
and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
and I said "I haven`t finished yet ".
 

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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 07:55:54 am »
LeCap, please explain what you mean by a "floating disc".
My local Suzuki dealer has no record of ever having sold a new front brake disc so, obviously, guys are "making a plan".
However, I'm going to go with your recommendation of buying the OEM disc at R3,3k. It's probably the last part on the bike I want to be "penny wise, pound foolish" about!
 

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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 10:11:47 am »
I can supply the metal gear discs. They seem to be good quality, no problems so far. A worthwhile consideration IMHO for half the price of OEM.

Most guys don't make a plan they just keep on using the worn out discs until they crack. Most bikes don't live long enough to end up with worn discs. My black DR is on 122,000km and is due for replacement now.
Sometimes you get riffraff discs lasered from a sheet of stainless steel for a few hundred rand.

A floating disc is a brake disc which does not have a rigid connection between the mounting flange and the rotor. Flange and rotor have matching semi circular cut outs and are connected by a set of dowels. The rotor is able to move (float) relative to the flange and more importantly is able to expand uniformly when heated. Solid motorcycle discs larger than about 270mm in diameter become prone to permanent deformation (dishing and warping).
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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 10:37:12 am »
Try NODICO (http://nodico.co.za/products/products_mgear_view.php?bid=2366), new front disk is R1729, they are located in Pretoria.
I recently bought a solid disc for the Djebel DR 250 from Don for R 800-00.  :thumleft: (Disc diameter slightly smaller than the DR 650's though!).

Floating and wave discs were also in stock, but more pricey! :(

Another R 300-00 for the sintered pads. :)

Had parts in stock. Excellent service! :thumleft:
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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2014, 07:23:54 pm »
Metal gear also have good aftermarket discs, dont fit a solid disc ,more likely to warp when trying to stop the lump of steel....
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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 07:24:42 am »
Sorry, Lecap, for the silly question about floating discs - I just had to look at the disc to understand what it meant!
I'll go for that alternative disc you recommend, plus a new set of pads.
 

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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 11:44:06 am »
Try NODICO (http://nodico.co.za/products/products_mgear_view.php?bid=2366), new front disk is R1729, they are located in Pretoria.
I recently bought a solid disc for the Djebel DR 250 from Don for R 800-00.  :thumleft: (Disc diameter slightly smaller than the DR 650's though!).

Floating and wave discs were also in stock, but more pricey! :(

Another R 300-00 for the sintered pads. :)

Had parts in stock. Excellent service! :thumleft:
Only "negative" I noticed with the Metal Gear front disk for the DR 250, was that it was 0.5 mm thinner than the OEM on the bike. Wear limit also 0.5 mm less. A perfect fit and operation otherwise! :thumleft:

Will a thinner disk warp more easily? If so, even more reason for a floating type! ;)
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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 11:00:12 am »
A thinner disc will be fine if it's made from the right stuff (quality rotors are usually from 410 or 420 series steels).
It also needs to be manufactured correctly with the correct heat treatment.

You should never burn a stainless brake disc. Whilst cast iron discs as used in cars are extremely resistant to damage from braking them red hot (this will only glaze your pads and boil your brake fluid) the stainless motorcycle discs will be ruined and quit service warped after heating them red.

A thinner disc has the advantage of reduced mass. Faster heating due to the reduced mass is not really an issue unless you want to race.
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Re: DR650 - Front Disc
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 01:33:11 pm »
Thanks for the info LeCap!


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