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Old 04-03-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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A little project

I ordered a floating rear rotor for my R1 and didn't like the stock mounting bolts that came with it so a chunk of TI, some lathe time and a few bolts from pro bolt resulted in these. Hopefully I will have enough energy in the morning when i get off work to get it mounted and take some pics.


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Those show crafty craftsmanship!
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Looks very nice. Do you do the work yourself? I want to create some subframe brackets for a subframe swap.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:02 AM   #4
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Impressive, I can't want to see the end result.
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Looks very nice. Do you do the work yourself? I want to create some subframe brackets for a subframe swap.
Yes I do the work myself. I'm a machinist and printing press mechanic. When I'm not fixing the presses or making parts for them I usually have time for a fun little project.
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I got the rotor mounted and everything fit like I almost knew what I was doing.




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I got the rotor mounted and everything fit like I almost knew what I was doing.




Clean! And those carbon fiber rims are badass!
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Thanks. I do love the rims.
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Those titanium buttons are sweet. I assume the rotor is fully floating? Without a curve, it seems like the rotor will not center (like on most rotors that have buttons like that.)
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Those titanium buttons are sweet. I assume the rotor is fully floating? Without a curve, it seems like the rotor will not center (like on most rotors that have buttons like that.)
Yes it's full floating. It does have a radius but it doesn't use a carrier like most floating rotors. I thought it was kind of unique which is why I bought it.

here is a really crappy pic of it when I first got it.
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Haha, even the SS bolts are trick!

Who makes this rotor?
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That looks really good but i probably wouldnt notice because i would just be drooling over the carbon wheels.

Dan, is it possible for you to do something like this to my rear rotor?

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Haha, even the SS bolts are trick!

Who makes this rotor?
It's made by galespeed in Japan. They were cool looking but pretty soft and the allen holes started rounding out before the yamaha factory torque spec was met. Plus they were heavy stainless!!! Can't have that.

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That looks really good but i probably wouldnt notice because i would just be drooling over the carbon wheels.

Dan, is it possible for you to do something like this to my rear rotor?


I could probably do the holes and slots but not the inner curves on the mounting area. The cut out rear rotors are usually done on a CNC which once the program is done spits it out in minutes and all I have is manual machines here so while I can do it time is considerably longer.

I'm going to try modding a buddies rear rotor soon so I will see. The biggest problem for me is I have to machine a mount to put the rotor on the dividing head and every rotor has a different bolt hole circle. I don't know how the rotor will handle warpage but I guess I'll find out.
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Yeah just need the slots and holes, I think know those mounting brackets might be oem I'm not sure. let me know how the rotor project comes out, I'm sure some type of water jet would be ideal but I was just asking. I'm willing to pay for the service as long as it's not as much as buying a carbon rotor lol.
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Some do use a water jet and there is much less chance for warpage along with being CNC and it does it quickly. I'll let ya know how it goes with the virgin rotor sacrifice.
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Argh I hate 5mm allen heads for higher torque applications. I had a 5mm round out and had to dremel down a 6mm to smash into it to turn it back out for some rearsets.
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Argh I hate 5mm allen heads for higher torque applications. I had a 5mm round out and had to dremel down a 6mm to smash into it to turn it back out for some rearsets.
Been there done that. These work great. Same concept as what you did.
https://www.grainger.com/product/SOC...AS01?$smthumb$

Unfortunately they get a lot of use here at work.
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I finally finished up my rear brake project on my bike. I hated the fluid reservoir hanging in the breeze. I bought a brembo master cylinder with a integrated reservoir. I had to machine a bracket to mate it to the rear set and a new push rod. The push rod is TI.
I also added a eccentric adjuster to hold the pedal where I want it.

























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Is that a KTM piece? I've noticed some of their bikes have this part.

Your last pic is with the old res and master I think.
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