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    Using a washer to create space for rotor - Acceptable?

    Hi,

    Just wanted some views on what I have done to make some clearance between my rotor mount and caliper mount. As you can see I have added a pedal washer and it fits perfect as a spacer. Is this acceptable in terms of safety.



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    no not alright

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    You can see in your first photo that you've replaced a knurled surface with a smooth one. Not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyjack View Post
    You can see in your first photo that you've replaced a knurled surface with a smooth one. Not a good idea.
    ^^^^This.

    Figure out a way to move your caliper into better alignment at the caliper mount rather than using a spacer to move the wheel inward/fork outward at the axle.
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    Using these is the correct way;

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    If you cannot move the calliper you could look at skimming the brake mounting face of the hub. This would need to be done with the wheel stripped down and the hub in a lathe.

    You would only want to remove the thickness of the washer. You would need to check the brake mounting bolts still have sufficient thread engagement into the hub.

    This would most likely need to be done in an engineering workshop rather than a LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Looking at the physics of his situation, I think this type of spacer would move the rotor the opposite direction of where it needs to be. Cool idea otherwise.
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    A similar disc with 2x6 holes could do the same trick, but the disc would need to have the centre hole opened up (to fit over the hub) and have enough meat to have 6 holes drilled on a larger PCD.

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