Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northeast Oregon State
Grooving is a normal part of brake rotor wear. On my cars, I have the rotors resurfaced every 3 sets of pads, but that's because there's a ridge standing on the outer rim of the rotor.
When my 900 needs pads, I'll put them in, go out on a country road, and make 3-4 hard stops to seat the new pads. Job done.
Calipers can get pretty hot, and the fluid doesn't circulate. The fluid in calipers can break down after thousands of heat/cool cycles. Be sure, when you collapse the calipers, to open the bleed vent and run the old fluid to waste, so that the caliper fills with new fluid as it wears. With the caliper fully collapsed, I open the bleed screw and pump a little new fluid through the caliper to rinse it.
2007 VN900LT, red/titanium
OEM highway bars and luggage rack
OEM WS lowers
4.5 inch pull back risers
Kuryakin highway pegs
Stebel air horn
Utopia driver backrest on OEM seat
OEM gel seat for about town, and hauling grandkids
Jardine light bar
K&N air filter
Brakeaway cruise control
Last edited by mbwarner; 07-25-2010 at 03:04 PM.