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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Floating rotors?

I have a monster 696 abs model and my brother in law states my my rotors are no good anymore because they don't spin freely with the bike stationary by hand.

I have never experienced any issues with my brakes and they always preform fine.

Scare tactic?
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Tell him to stop spinning your rotors .

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Brake calipers may need a rebuild. Rotors could be bent also. I know a guy who can straighten the rotors if need be.

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Lol

Ok so that's all good.

Next question now that I'm all ears.

My cluch is hydraulic and after detailing my bike I have an annoying sqeak when the cluch is fully pulled in and released.

I tried appling some silicon grease where the "plunger" goes but it has not helped at all.

Any ideas?
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Its a dry clutch right? That thing makes all kinds of different annoying noises. Ride it

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It's a wet clutch. The part that squeaks is the cylinder on the handlebars, when I press the clutch lever in it makes a squeaky noise.
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I clean my brake calipers after every race weekend. ie. pull seals out scrub everything with a toothbrush and soap and water. Best to use an Ultrasonic bath to clean calipers etc. That's a bit extreme for trackday or street of course. I also have magnet stacks siliconed into the calipers to give an extra tug on those pads. Clean + magnet + new seals often enough make that wheel spin freely. I have heard of otters modify the rotors by drilling out each floating joint and reassembling them with more tolerance. This makes for a looser floating disk. I also replace my rotors 2 or three times per race season. I buy em used online for 75 dollars. By the way I won the #1 plate for the Midwest expert race competitors this year for next

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