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steve_h80
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PostSubject: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2017 1:47 pm

Just noticed one of the holes in my front disk is bigger than the rest. What's thaft all about?
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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2017 2:03 pm

I believe it is so your disk will not get too hot when brakes are applied IMO
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steve_h80
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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2017 3:18 pm

Generally the holes are to help heat dissipate, to clear water and gas build up.
What I'm asking is why one hole is larger than the rest. Most likey just a manufacturing glitch, but it a one off or do we all have one?
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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2017 6:17 pm

A padlock ?
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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 21, 2017 3:18 am

Often here in UK city's people drill one bigger for a disk lock. If you do 3 equally round the disk and a small notch in line in the rim with white paint it makes it easier to find one when parking.
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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 21, 2017 5:23 am

I really do find that hard to believe that when it's far simpler to choose a disc lock with a locking pin size that fits through all of the holes of your motorcycle/maxi scooter brake disc (17mm on the Silver Wing) rather than go through the rigmarole of drilling through a thick steel brake disc (11mm on the Silver Wing) to enlarge a few holes. Then having to mark out where they are, and that's just if you already have a good drill and the correct size drill bits to do the job.


I've a unused 19mm pin disc lock in the garage, it doesn't fit the holes on the Silver Wing's disc so why would I try to make it fit. A good thing about a maxi scooter is the underseat storage, and the heavy duty locking Abus chain I keep there aces any disc lock.

Disc locks are a nuisance anyway, probably ever rider that's bought and fitted one will have at least once forgotten about it and moved his bike/scooter off it's centre stand with it still fitted. Or even worse tried to ride off with it in place. That's why they sell those hi-vis plastic reminder cables you tether to the disc lock and handlebars.


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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 21, 2017 9:30 am

A bike lock sounds logical but how about balancing the disk? I don't know dip squat about it but that's what popped into my mind.
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steve_h80
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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 21, 2017 3:17 pm

I'm with Meldrew on disk locks, they are the work of the devil!
Rev, bang, crump, expense...
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Easyrider
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PostSubject: Re: Front brake disk hole   Front brake disk hole I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 21, 2017 5:34 pm

The larger holes may be made to balance the disc. Kinda similar how crank shafts are drilled for balancing. My 2ยข
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