Author Topic: Brake Rotors & Rear Tire  (Read 962 times)

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Offline zenon

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Brake Rotors & Rear Tire
« on: May 18, 2009, 10:08:00 pm »
COG hade my first real touring ride on my 2004 Concours, 4800km 2800miles in 8 days perfect bike for the ride.   My rear tire requires replacement & my front rotors warped (pulsatting front).  Looking for recommendation on both. Looked at EBC rotors & dual compound rear tire. Are online purchases recommended?  Thanks COG  Zenek  

Offline C. Moore

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 07:01:00 am »
I would check with Murph on the rotors. He sells a quality replacement and it's probably EBC. You might also check Ebay if don't want to pay for new. Buyer beware though.  As for tires  I currently run the Avons but I'm going to try the Piot GT's next. I need more mileage out of my rubber. It really depends on your riding style. Good luck and ride safe.   '02 Connie  COG # 6662  Dallas, Tx
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 12:11:00 pm »
http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/    Here is the link to Murphs.    I am not touching the tire question.  Look around I am sure someone has asked here before. :)  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 02:15:00 pm »
Don't be so quick to replace those rotors without verifying that's the reason for the pulsating.  My 2004 has about 39K miles, and I was experiencing pulsating right before I first replaced the front pads (at around 30K miles IIRC).  While the calipers were dismounted, I thoroughly scrubbed the rotors with a Scotchbrite pad and brake cleaner to remove residue.  Remounted the calipers w/ new pads, and the pulsation was completely gone.  
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