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Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
OK, so I had my front wheel off to get a new tire on. I also removed the brake rotors just to ensure that they were protected and did not get damaged when the tire was being replaced. I did not mark the rotors as my understanding is that they were the exact same and not directional. Just made sure I knew which way was outside vs. inside.
Went to put the rotors back on along with the rotor covers. Noticed one had the rubber backing and one did not. So, I thought that for some reason one was missing and was going to try and find something to put on the back of it as I just felt it was there only to help center the cover and also to prevent it from buckling when fastening down the brake rotor screws.
Now looking at a couple of ebay items it looks like there is the rubber backing only on the left one and not the right one. Is this truly the case? If so, why would the rubber only be on the one side? Curious minds want to know .

Here is the ebay listing for a left cover (with rubber): http://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-01-Yamaha-RoadStar-XV1600-Left-Rotor-Cover-S012170-105B-/111257766180?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19e77ac924&vxp=mtr

Ebay listing for right cover (without rubber): http://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-01-Yamaha-RoadStar-XV1600-Right-Rotor-Cover-S012170-105A-/141166092200?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20de279fa8&vxp=mtr

BTW...tried to find info in Clymer manual and also part microfiche and cannot see anything giving any info on these....
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
its a balance thing.
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
OK...so I guess that means that I need to ensure that the rubber mounted one ends up on the left and no need to try and "fix" the right before I mount it.
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
Ya, what he said I took mine off when I first got the bike and never even thought about putting them back on as they were fairly abused and scratched.

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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
I think they are ugly as hell. I'll be taking mine off before the riding season starts.
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
I have mine off, are going to get painted to match the color of the tins, I'm painting the fork covers also.
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
Oldphart wrote:
OK, so I had my front wheel off to get a new tire on. I also removed the brake rotors just to ensure that they were protected and did not get damaged when the tire was being replaced. I did not mark the rotors as my understanding is that they were the exact same and not directional. Just made sure I knew which way was outside vs. inside.
Went to put the rotors back on along with the rotor covers. Noticed one had the rubber backing and one did not. So, I thought that for some reason one was missing and was going to try and find something to put on the back of it as I just felt it was there only to help center the cover and also to prevent it from buckling when fastening down the brake rotor screws.
Now looking at a couple of ebay items it looks like there is the rubber backing only on the left one and not the right one. Is this truly the case? If so, why would the rubber only be on the one side? Curious minds want to know .

Here is the ebay listing for a left cover (with rubber): http://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-01-Yamaha-RoadStar-XV1600-Left-Rotor-Cover-S012170-105B-/111257766180?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19e77ac924&vxp=mtr

Ebay listing for right cover (without rubber): http://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-01-Yamaha-RoadStar-XV1600-Right-Rotor-Cover-S012170-105A-/141166092200?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20de279fa8&vxp=mtr

BTW...tried to find info in Clymer manual and also part microfiche and cannot see anything giving any info on these....


1100 V* hub covers are much better looking & they fit perfect on the R*.
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
TimB1007 wrote:

1100 V* hub covers are much better looking & they fit perfect on the R*.[/quote]

Hmmm...do you have any pics or can you point me towards some Tim? Never thought of that.....

Edit: Cancel that order....found them Thanks
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
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TimB1007 wrote:

1100 V* hub covers are much better looking & they fit perfect on the R*.


Hmmm...do you have any pics or can you point me towards some Tim? Never thought of that.....

Edit: Cancel that order....found them Thanks[/quote]

I still have a few in stock, polished SS or polished alum diamond plate.
 
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Re:Question about Rotor Covers 4 Years, 1 Month ago  
Hey TimB yeah can you post a pic? I am not able to find it on the net anywhere and am also interested in those.
 
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