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    180-185mm adapter question

    I had a 185 mm front rotor on the front of my bike and I somehow ended up with a 180 mm rotor up there. When I pulled my pads for cleaning and inspection, I noticed I definitely am "wasting" 5 or so mm's on my pads most outward surface. Now I never noticed and performance loss but I'm wondering if I can cut down my adapter down a few (5mm) to make use of the lost pad material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ae111black View Post
    I had a 185 mm front rotor on the front of my bike and I somehow ended up with a 180 mm rotor up there. When I pulled my pads for cleaning and inspection, I noticed I definitely am "wasting" 5 or so mm's on my pads most outward surface. Now I never noticed and performance loss but I'm wondering if I can cut down my adapter down a few (5mm) to make use of the lost pad material.
    There is a 2.5mm difference--half of the diameter difference.

    Do cut down the bracket. The outer edge of the pads will touch when they wear and you will not have brakes. Amy need to replace the pads, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ae111black View Post
    I had a 185 mm front rotor on the front of my bike and I somehow ended up with a 180 mm rotor up there.

    Wonder what happen that night

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Wonder what happen that night
    Lol..... I think I traded Magura galfer rotors with my friend that wanted my g3's but I thought they were the same.
    @Shiggy should I file off the part of the pad that's un warned so they won't touch? There's just a little bit of wear so far but I can defanately see the unused portion.
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    Pads are sometime difficult to handle and you might harm them more then anything else... If the unused portion is about the half or more of the surface, leave them as is and they will get back to normal. If not, then be careful to file them straight, as you don't want to get angled pads... Don't forget to clean the whole assembly after with some alcohol...

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