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post #1 of 12 Old 04-22-2019, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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My (bad) experience with Chinese brake rotors

I bought some no brand disk brake rotors on e-bay for ~$100. They were so wrapped that the entire motorcycle was vibrating each time I braked. I asked for a replacement and the seller accepted. The new pair of rotors had the exact same problem.
I ended up buying used OEM for ~$200 and they work perfectly.
The picture shows the difference in thickness between the OEM (left) and no brand (right). 5.8mm v 4.5mm.
I am not saying they are all bad, but that is my personal experience.
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How comes I missed this when I researched "Motorcycle Chinese disk brake rotor". That would have saved me a lot of time.
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I have yet to see a "good" experience with Chinese rotors, anywhere.

Shut up and ride.

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I measure the runout of the rotor and compared OEM v no brand. Here:
https://youtu.be/Axu_Ix-nPTY
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I have yet to see a "good" experience with Chinese rotors, anywhere.

it would not even occur to me to try...
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You are biased :)
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Well I do enjoy being able to stop...
GreenOne, PAB_ and wheelz96 like this.
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Well I do enjoy being able to stop...
It helps keeping speed in corner.
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It helps keeping speed in corner.

I like the way you think!
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