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Offline phil234

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Brake disc replacement.
« on: Nov 13, 2019, 08:41 PM »
My bike failed it's MOT today. I'd got advice here on an intermittent electrical problem that is OK now. The failure was for the front brake discs, apparently they need replaced. They do look pretty rubbish with the bike not having been run for many months, so I suppose it has to be done. Does anyone have any better suggestions than the OEM 214 x 2 the discs cost? Mine's is a 2010 ABS DAF model with the ABS ring on the LHS. There's ebay sellers saying their discs are compatible but pics don't show the ABS ring so bit wary, they are very cheap though.
« Last Edit: Nov 13, 2019, 08:42 PM by phil234 »

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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #1 on: Nov 13, 2019, 10:19 PM »
Phil, I haven't bought a disc for the Versys (mine are still good), but I have noticed that many Flea-Bay sellers post generic pictures on their listings.  If they list it as compatible with a Versys that is ABS equipped, it should have the ring in it.  You can always send them a question to verify that.

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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2019, 06:15 AM »
Yes they use generic pictures and usually say so. Send them a message to confirm and if they send the wrong ones and the seller doesn't play ball get a refund through PayPal.

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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2019, 12:08 PM »
I messaged them and they don't support the ABS models. I can see from looking at motorcyclespareparts.eu that the discs were used 2009-2014, however the later model discs look exactly the same, so I got a used set from ebay for 119 for the pair from a 2017 model. I'll let you know if they fit :) 119 sounds a lot better than 428.

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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2019, 01:52 PM »
Different part numbers, good luck.



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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2019, 02:29 PM »
Yeah, there is an element of risk here :)  Motorcyclespareparts.eu use the same part number on their internal system but list different Kawasaki part numbers. Visually they look identical based on the ebay pictures. Time will tell....

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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2019, 10:14 PM »
I believe that the Versys 650 ABS ring is just an add-on that is bolted / riveted on to the disc during installation  :notsure:

As the Discs are identical to the non ABS variants you could then just carefully transfer the ABS ring over at a push  :027:

But remember to adjust you ABS sensor clearance to work properly  :033:

« Last Edit: Nov 14, 2019, 10:18 PM by TowerMan »
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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #7 on: Nov 16, 2019, 12:28 PM »
I got the 2017 discs, I've been lucky, they are identical. Hopefully that may help someone else in the future :)

They were right to fail it on the discs, there's a lip at the rim on both, so 32k miles or my braking has totally worn them out.

« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2019, 12:32 PM by phil234 »

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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #8 on: Nov 16, 2019, 12:32 PM »
The one on the left looks a bit ratty, hope they pass.

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Re: Brake disc replacement.
« Reply #9 on: Nov 16, 2019, 12:35 PM »
That's the 2010 one and the 2017 replacement side by side, I was trying to show they were the same but can see how that was totally not obvious :)