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Quick brake discs question

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    Quick brake discs question


    Hi everyone,
    It's time to replace the brake discs on my NC700X, and I came across a set of Lyndall brakes.
    Can anyone please comment on them for me? Is there something special about them compared to the regular drilled rotors?
    I was looking at the B-52 model. Or it's better not to experiment and just pick a regular brake rotor set?

    Thanks and sorry for the noob question J
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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    Well those are certainly some fancy looking rotors. But damn, at the price they are asking, I would probably only use them on a show bike. You should be fine with just a standard set of rotors on the NC being that it is more geared towards a commuter bike than a performance bike. However, if the look is what you are after and the price doesn't shock you, then why not go for it. I do not have any previous experience with the brand.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    Typically rotors themselves don't wear out too easily. Why do you think you need rotors? Warped or out of spec on the thickness?

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    Warped or out of spec on the thickness?
    Thickness, plus they rust badly even when I do not ride within a week...
    Typically rotors themselves don't wear out too easily.
    Absolutely, sir! But as long as I bought a pre-owned bike, I've got it with the rotors from the previous owner. I do not know for sure what happened to them but looks like he tried restoring them or something...
    So I was checking on what my options are and saw those rotors, Lyndall.
    Lyndall Brakes(R) - B-52™ Brake Rotor - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
    They look cool. A bit overpriced, but as long as I'm paying not only for looks but for performance or at least better cooling + faster response, I'm good with that.
    But before buying, I wanted to hear your folks opinion. I was hoping someone had a chance to try them and can say something about how they perform compared to the OE ones.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    Read a few reviews of the lyndall brakes. Cause I had not heard of them. They got mixed results. With service and product. I would just buy Brembo rotors and pads since money is not your issue. My two cents.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    Read a few reviews of the lyndall brakes.
    Yes, that's what I did last weekend. I saw different opinions, but I just thought I can ask real people here.
    I was thinking of Brembos, as they are great compared to the other brands.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    You know what your getting with brembo's as for the other company it's a crapshoot.. I would go with the known brand.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    EBC, Brembo, etc.

    Or, just find a used set on Ebay for cheap. Should last the life of a bike like yours.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    Brembo up and be done.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    Or hell, OEM in a lot of cases aren't stupid expensive. I wouldn't buy a motorcycle brake rotor from a places that says they're 'universal fit - not vehicle specific'.

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    how many miles are even on this thing. not to be a dick but this is an nc700, not like its a fire breathing monster in the power dept. my real question is how in the hell did you smoke the rotors on said nc?
    ive ridden like a complete jackass on some pigs of motorcycles and never have i smoked a set of rotors

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    Re: Quick brake discs question

    I think you can get a micrometer at harbor freight pretty cheap and know how thick

    how many miles and where to wear out rotors, I am hard on my shit and have 30K on mine

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