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Re: front disk rollers

At 06:52 PM 8/1/2007, Dan Fordice wrote:
Hello Presidents,

The front rotors on my 2000 R1100R have started rattling when I go over
small bumps. I can grab the rotors and wiggle them from side to side, and
when I apply the brakes the rattling stops. Obviously I need to replace the
rollers, but in the meantime I have a couple of questions: Any idea how long
I can continue riding with the old rollers? Is it a safety hazard? Will
continued use damage other parts of the brake assembly? My daughter is
getting married in a few weeks so my wife has informed me that I have
neither the time nor the money nor the inclination to repair the bike right
now, but I would like to go for a short ride now and then.

  I've seen two cases where the rollers were so worn that the rotor actually
shifted on the carrier basket.  These were extreme cases and both bikes
had more than 60K miles on them.  There are some good tips on replacing
them on the www.ibmwr.com tech pages.