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06-03-2006, 12:46 AM
I ordered last week the 320mm front brake rotor but am having second thoughts. Anyone have one on their KLR yet? and does it mess up your dirt riding or does it feel just right?
I was also wondering if the stock pads work fine with it. Some reviews say only to use EBC pads. Any info on this would be great. After reading a review today from another company that sells it, they say it is not good for dirt use, wears fast, squeeks and squeals because it floats, rust much more easier than the stock rotor etc, etc and is only good on the roadshock: Since the stock brake is so weak, I thought by adding the SS cable and this rotor it would feel just right. I have the SS cable and it does feel better, but not earth shattering by any means. :?
06-03-2006, 02:04 PM
320mm on a KLR??? In the dirt?!?! Yikes!!!
Hy HP2's single front disk is 305mm and it is meant for dirt. That's 430Lbs wet and 105 HP. The disk that comes with the motard kit is 320mm.
I think you will have way too much brake in the dirt.
06-03-2006, 09:38 PM
The thing with the KLR is that it is a 1-pot caliper, that is why I was hoping for feedback from anyone with the standard caliper set up and the EBC disc. I bet your Beamer has 2 pots?
06-04-2006, 11:21 AM
Yeah 2 pots front and back.
I've driven the bike with the motard brake on it, 320mm, and I got cut off on the highway.I found out the bike will do brakies at 120KPH quite easily :DI'm thinking I don't want this much brake in the dirt!
06-04-2006, 12:30 PM
I know what you mean. I was hoping that with 1 pot it would still be civilized on the KLR. Many years ago I had a CR250 and with one little pinky I could stop the bike. It had very small discs and calipers, but they must have been very precise as it had the best most progressive stopping power I have ever had on a bike and I did not have problems with it in the dirt. I wish Kawa would bring calipers like that
06-05-2006, 10:05 AM
I've ridden a few Motarded bikes with the 320mm brake and Brembo rotors...you'd tuck the front pretty easy with that set up in loose dirt. The worst Ive ridden was Dave's Ulysee's...the perimeter brakes on that thing is massive, the Roost from your buddies hitting the brake lever will cause you to flip over the bars LOL it's THAT sensitive.
Maybe all you need is to upgrade the rotor to a "Braking" or "Galfer" and put some decent pads in the caliper?? Stainless steel brake lines and your Golden !!:clap:
06-05-2006, 03:28 PM
The DR650 has a 290mm front disc. It works prety good.
06-07-2006, 10:40 PM
That's a nice looking Disc:dr: I have had the SS cable on for a week now and I needed to do an emergency stop and it really does feel much better than stock. I don't know why, but the SS cable did not feel that great a week ago, but really feels good now. Ha..I know the DR has better brakes with the Dual pots...Dam it:wi: How about a DR Frame, Suspension and brakes and a KLR motor, tank and seat..that would be a good "what if they did it" hybrid:mi:
06-08-2006, 10:58 PM
I have the Dual Star rotor on my KLR. Contrary to what everyone is guessing about it, its not overwhelming in the dirt. All it does is bring the front end braking up to where it should have been from the factory. I can do hard stops and not overrun a normal braking distance. Keep in mind that you are still using the stock caliper, only the rotor is changed so its not overwhelming.
I have ridden with it on the road and on the dirt and can honestly say that it is a great improvement over stock. For reference, I don't have the ss brakeline, just the rotor.
I did buy new brake pads when I installed it but they are just normal replacement pads that I bought from Richmond Motorsports. They didn't come from Dual Star.
In short, if you are looking for more front end braking power from your KLR, the 320 rotor is a great way to go.
06-08-2006, 11:02 PM
Here is a photo of my KLR with the Dual Star Rotor
06-08-2006, 11:59 PM
That is what I wanted to hear! Thanks:dr: I thought because the KLR's only have 1 pot that the braking power won't be earth shattering. Thanks BCB. That disc looks pretty cool on the your bike
05-23-2010, 06:57 PM
I added the EBC to my 96 KLR and haven't looked back - I often ride 2-up on the street, and it simply works. easy 30 min install, no issues at all. I tend to be a heavy rear braker due to sport-touring on 'entertaining' surfaces (I used to do fire roads on my suzi GS500) and the EBC gave me the added margin when carrying passenger or heavy with gear.
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