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Offline arrowfeather

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AT front discs are loose
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:25:23 am »
noticed this morning my AT's both front discs are loose..... happen to anybody else ?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2018, 03:30:02 pm by arrowfeather »
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 11:51:35 am »
aren't those 'floating discs'?
 

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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 01:25:06 pm »
The "outer od" should be loose. Yes it does have floating discs.
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 02:27:11 pm »
Hi BattleStar
pardon my ignorance , but I have never encountered this before....what is the purpose of "floating discs??
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 02:48:14 pm »
To be honest I'm not 100% sure. I do know that it has something to do with heat dispersion and knock back on break pads. Overall better breaking ability and brake pad life on high performance bikes. Others may be able to correct me or add.
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 02:51:27 pm »
AFAIK it's mainly to manage heat expansion and dissipation better
 

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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 03:29:28 pm »
thanks guys . makes sense.thought it had something to do with heat dissipation..... must be the cold weather haha..
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 03:35:11 pm »
They have floating discs in order to disperse the heat under braking. And yes they do come loose on the rivets and rattle. And eventually the inner section made out of alloy gets eaten away.  A new set from Honda R1 380.
However the rivets can be reset by somebody who works on rims and tightened up to stop the progress.
One can then import a set of floating Galfers from the US for about R4 000 or get a set of solid discs.
Happens to all upmarket bikes with floating discs.
KTM, BMW, Ducatis etc all face the same problems.
In Cape Town we have a knowlegeable person who can help.
A short term fix is to pump silicon around the rivets. How long it lasts I do not know.
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 04:42:19 pm »
Cable ties. Worked well on my 800gs.
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 08:23:38 am »
My discs was replaced under warranty recently, they were extremely loose.
Looks like one has to have them checked on a regular basis and then have them  "tightened" from time to time otherwise the rivets wear out excessively.
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Re: AT front discs are loose
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2018, 12:24:59 pm »
got mine fixed !!! '
btw.... floating discs shouldn't have play between the disc and the carrier.
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