Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Gloucester, Va.
I had my pads worn out on my 2015 at 9,000 miles... and a rotor that was warped just enough to make a "Grunk-Grunk-Grunk" noise at slow speeds.
A new rotor was $270+ (and brakes are not covered by extended warranty)... so I got a very nice used rear caliper and bracket from a 2012 w/ABS and a nice 2014 rotor (all from an EX650) w/ABS and installed them.
The hose wasn't too happy about it (the end of it wants to point the wrong way a bit), but I managed to loosen it up along its run to make it work until I can have a new one made, but it works. Works very well, pads are easier to get and cheaper too.
Caliper and bracket were $17.00 on ebay and the rotor was $30.00, but I have seen them cheaper on there (look for EX650 stuff... cheaper for some reason!)
The bike can't tell the difference.
If the newer Nissin calipers and "slightly" bigger rotors ever get cheaper, I can always go back, but I don't see why I would worry about it.
If'n I do it, I gunna git a wippin .... OK! I do it!!!
2015 Versys 650 ABS, 1984 Yamaha FJ600, 1983 KZ750, 1977 CB750a