Anyone know where I could get disks made?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by deadmail, Dec 19, 2003.

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    deadmail Guest

    OK, here's the problem...

    I've bought a set of wheels for one of my bikes (BMW K100) which will
    take radials (and a better choice of rubber than standard).

    However, the front wheel whilst it fits takes a different brake disk
    from the existing wheels. These disks need a different set of
    calipers... which need a different set of forks... which need a
    different set of yokes... which comes to more than 750ukp... **** that.

    So, anyone got any ideas where I could get a set of disks made to
    measure? And more importantly, any idea what this is likely to cost!
    deadmail, Dec 19, 2003
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    Robbo Guest

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    Champ Guest

    Andy turned some rear ones for us out of cast iron. However, this was
    none too scientific, cos they were rear only. Anyway, he doesn't have
    as much access to machines and materials anymore

    You could try Zoom Products - before Andy made ours, I spoke to them
    about getting some custom ones made, and they were quite helpful :
    Champ, Dec 19, 2003
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    deadmail Guest

    Made to measure? These will be fixed disks mounted at six points on a
    wheel designed to take a floating disk.

    I'm sure it would be pretty easy to do... if someone manufactures disks.
    Suspect it would be expensive though!
    deadmail, Dec 19, 2003
  5. Have you offered money/beer/favours of a Cane nature to
    William Grainger, Dec 19, 2003
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    deadmail Guest


    Oh, did he? I'd never have known that...
    Thanks for that.
    deadmail, Dec 19, 2003
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    deadmail Guest

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    Steve Parry Guest


    sheeze I'm just glad I fitted the radial to the existing wheels!

    110/80ZR18 Avon Azaro ST AV45
    140/80ZR17 Avon Azaro ST AV46

    Work a treat

    Steve Parry
    Steve Parry, Dec 19, 2003
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    Champ Guest

    Champ, Dec 19, 2003
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    deadmail Guest

    Well... the RS wheels were different allowing the radial fitment IIRC.
    deadmail, Dec 19, 2003
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    deadmail Guest

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    Steve Parry Guest

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    Steve Parry Guest

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    tallbloke Guest

    spouted the following in
    PFM make disc rotors to order. The ones they made for my Quota came to
    about £80. The offset on the carriers is going to be the more crucial issue
    for you tho'. You need to do some careful measurements to see if you will
    be able to shim some suitable disc carriers to set the rotors on the
    centreline of the calipers.

    tallbloke, Dec 19, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique,
    Nigel Eaton, Dec 19, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    Pip, Dec 19, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Pip
    Ooh-arr, don't doubt it. It a matter of what I can get in my lathe[1]
    you see.

    [1] For the purposes of clarity, this is in on way, manner, shape or
    indeed form a euphemism. Thank you for listening.
    Nigel Eaton, Dec 19, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Nigel Eaton
    Oh for ****'S sake: "no way", obviously.
    Nigel Eaton, Dec 19, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    Wrong direction of thought.
    1st off do you have the disks for the new wheel? I presume this is a
    K1100RS wheel? totally different carrier mounting style to the 100's so you
    will need them really. As they are floating cast iron *Brembo* rotors they
    are *far* better anyway. You then need to have adaptor plates made to line
    up your existing callipers to the new disk/wheel, that's all. 10mm Dural or
    similar is usual. The plates bolt to the fork leg, the callipers bolt to the
    all you need to do is find someone on the group with a nice wee workshop and
    a milling machine... ;o) it's only about an hour a side.

    All this is assuming the 1100 wheel fits between the 100 8v forks? IIRC the
    16V 100 has the same front end as the 1100.
    Hog, Dec 19, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    Pip said...
    Take a trip to Luton cop shop and see if they've replaced that one that
    went missing a few years ago.
    Lozzo, Dec 19, 2003
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