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Old 12-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Brake rotor resurfacing

I ran across a company that resurfaces motorcycle brake rotors. It's called True Disk and is located in Michigan. Somebody ought to send a pair of rotors to them and see how they do...

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I've got a spare front set of rotors that are warped. I'd give em a shot if I were nearby.


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Re: Brake rotor resurfacing

snicker snicker so my 5 or 6 extra sets of front rotors may have a home to go to....
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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snicker snicker so my 5 or 6 extra sets of front rotors may have a home to go to....
SO, you selling those to Mario, or what?

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Re: Brake rotor resurfacing

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I ran across a company that resurfaces motorcycle brake rotors. It's called True Disk and is located in Michigan. Somebody ought to send a pair of rotors to them and see how they do...

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Did they quote you any rates for resurfacing rotors?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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. . . Michigan mmmmm

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
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Did they quote you any rates for resurfacing rotors?
No, I haven't contacted them since the ones I need to resurface won't need to be done for a year or two. I think if you look at their website, there is some riceing info. My memory says it's $40 per rotor but you might check it again. I just heard about it over the weekend and thought it was worth a mention. I wouldn't think they could fix a badly warped rotor but I have a few cast iron race rotors with a little surface rust on them and I'd prefer to have them blanchard ground (or whatever these guys are doing, which looks okay to me) then to just sand them by hand.

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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Re: Brake rotor resurfacing

To my knowledge stainless rotors need to be ground not cut.
This should provide a flawless finish providing they are able to resurface them?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #9
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To my knowledge stainless rotors need to be ground not cut.
This should provide a flawless finish providing they are able to resurface them?
I wouldn't cut any rotor. This looks like it might be similar to what we used to do to Honda car rotors back when I was a dealer, years ago. We had a machine that ground both sides of a rotor at the same time.

You might ask them how they do what they are doing. I think they do both cast iron and stainless.



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Old 12-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #10
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SO, you selling those to Mario, or what?

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I have no R so i can only tease for now but I am in a position that my only income is seeming to be from ebay so I will have to use paypal so if i can get the funds together to get the lifetime R i could them make a few of you guys happy.

So no i am not trying to sell the last thing i want is to get banned from here because this would be the other place that i could make some money but as the saying goes you have to spend money to make money and i haven't had much money to spend the last few years. i'll just put it this way i am one of the 47% i haven't made enough to have to pay taxes
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Re: Brake rotor resurfacing

A fellow Washingtonian, eh? What did you do- try growing cherries? Now THERE's a fool's errand. Hope your financial situation improves. Just so you know, even when the times are tough, the Army's always hiring- worked for me!
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Did they quote you any rates for resurfacing rotors?
They say $45 on their front page of their website.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #13
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magnetic surface grinder,,??...i used to get 2nd gen stock rotors surfaced back in the day,,my machinist was making me a bunch of custom stailess steel full floating buttons to put them back together,,,worked pretty slick,,and looked good,,,still got some in a box somewhere,,
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:32 AM   #14
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Re: Brake rotor resurfacing

I'm not Mr. Tech but i can't imagine that taking any more material off a set of warn rotor would make them any less likely to warp but more so.
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Re: Brake rotor resurfacing

Nah, that's custom! Put them for sale on CL as special lightweight extra grippy "ripple rotors."
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