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Brake disc free play

Hey lads, I've noticed this evening that there is rotational free play in both my front discs at the bobbins. As in, if i hold the disc like a steering wheel, I can turn it left and right very slightly. While stationary with the brake applied, if I rock the bike forward and backward the discs are making a clicking noise. I believe a certain amount of free play is expected in the bobbins but how much is too much. And should there be any free play in this direction? Thanks.
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Re: Brake disc free play

Is there free play laterally? Sometimes the rivets lose their plastic washer at one or both sides and the disc can get very loose, your pads could wear uneven.
Be careful anyway.
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Tis fucked. You might as well sell it to someone thatís within 5 km.
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Re: Brake disc free play

Hopefully it's normal although I've never noticed it as much before. There is a bit of sideways movement if I push and pull a bit but nothing I'd be concerned about.

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Tis fucked. You might as well sell it to someone thatís within 5 km.
Haha! I might consider taking the Daytona as a part ex!
If you get a chance could you check out your discs and see if they've similar play? Although if I remember correctly the Twin has different discs to the Triple.
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Re: Brake disc free play

Just checked and mine do the same. Itís a tiny movement but itís there.
Iíd say your good to go to Clarkes and back.
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Re: Brake disc free play

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Just checked and mine do the same. Itís a tiny movement but itís there.
Iíd say your good to go to Clarkes and back.
Haha, yeah and will you look at that weather!! Maybe I should go to Barefield and back. Test the brakes, y'know?
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The weather is brilliant. Have been going down to the lake with kids for the family wash.
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This will answer your question ..

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The weather is brilliant. Have been going down to the lake with kids for the family wash.
Looking forward to getting into this sport. Had plans from last autumn, but shit happens as they say. If you saw where I live you'd slap me for not having one already.
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The weather is brilliant. Have been going down to the lake with kids for the family wash.
Nice. I must get out there with my inflatable canoe soon.

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This will answer your question ..

Watched it already and it didn't answer it really, but thanks.
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so long as the bobbins arnt rocking tis grand
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Re: Brake disc free play

depends if there full floating discs or semi floating, full floating discs normally cast iron rattle like fuck, and thats how there designed, these are more for racing purposes, semi floating will have slight movement, thats to allow for expansion when braking, so its normal to have some movement.
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