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Old 08-11-2019, 09:58 PM   #1
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Looking for chrome brake rotors... anyone know where to buy?

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As the topic states, I am looking to source front and rear rotors in Chrome for my 2003 VRSCA. Does anyone know of a source that offers and sells these?

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Old 08-12-2019, 09:28 AM   #2
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Polished Stainless Steel

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Hello,
As the topic states, I am looking to source front and rear rotors in Chrome for my 2003 VRSCA. Does anyone know of a source that offers and sells these?

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-John
Chrome??? You won't find chrome. You can get polished stainless steel which is better than chrome anyway. Look up the part number for polished stainless steel rotors in the H-D accessory catalog then check with your H-D dealer. They probably won't have any in stock but can tell you if they're still available from H-D. They can also do a nation-wide search of other H-D dealers to see if any other dealers have some in stock. If you have the correct part number you can also just enter the part number in Google search and there's a good chance something might turn up. Let us know.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hello,
As the topic states, I am looking to source front and rear rotors in Chrome for my 2003 VRSCA. Does anyone know of a source that offers and sells these?

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-John
When I did the 240 conversion then I purchased a new stainless steel brake disc and had it chrome plated. I got more Bang for the Buck out of the chrome valve stem cap. I just installed a new chrome plated front wheel and the stock brake disc went back on my V-Rod.

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Old 08-15-2019, 08:51 PM   #6
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Chromed SS Rotor (Disc)...Why

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When I did the 240 conversion then I purchased a new stainless steel brake disc and had it chrome plated. I got more Bang for the Buck out of the chrome valve stem cap. I just installed a new chrome plated front wheel and the stock brake disc went back on my V-Rod.

Ron
I don't understand why anyone would chrome a SS rotor (disc). You can get polished that look as good as chrome or better If you're chrome gets scored you're screwed. If the polished SS rotor gets scored and it bugs you, you can just repolish it. I have a Harbor Freight polishing kit and I can do just as good a job as any other polisher. Also your brakes probably won't work as good with the pads having to work on chrome. If you've got a show only bike you might get a very little bit more bling but it doesn't make sense. Just MHO and if you're happy with chrome rotors go for it.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:28 PM   #7
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if you're happy with chrome rotors go for it.
I had my brake disc chrome plated because I don't have to buy chinese junk at harbor freight. As for the chrome plating having an effect on braking, it had no detectable effect and just as I knew would be the case the chrome was gone after a short ride. Bottom line is that I advised the OP against having his brake disc chrome plated.

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I had my brake disc chrome plated because I don't have to buy chinese junk at harbor freight. As for the chrome plating having an effect on braking, it had no detectable effect and just as I knew would be the case the chrome was gone after a short ride. Bottom line is that I advised the OP against having his brake disc chrome plated.
Chinese junk at Harbor Freight? Agreed, some stuff is crappy and is junk, but a lot of stuff is OK. I bought a polishing kit and it works just fine polishing stainless steel, aluminum and anything else that can be polished. FYI the brake caliper insert screens that H-D charges $30 for chrome ones, the stock screens are stainless steel and they polish up real nice looking as good as or better than chrome, for FREE. $180 USD saved. Just a few minutes of my time. So the Chinese Harbor Freight polishing kit paid for itself on just one screen, and my turbo Muscle and my turbo 120R FLHX have 6 screens total.
I never polished my rotors. I bought polished stainless steel rotors, 6 total. Maybe they were made in China too anyway.
I buy stuff at Harbor Freight whenever it makes sense. I bought a 1/2"drive air impact driver for $49. I do all my own work. If I had a shop and used an air impact driver every day for hours at a time I'd get something that I thought would last longer but since I only use it a few times a year that works for me just fine. Hell of it is that even a lot of the well known expensive brand name tools are made in China too.....
Boeing...American company yeah? A few years ago Boeing wanted to shut down their plant in China that makes airplane parts. Chinese government said OK you can shut down the plant but you have to leave all the machines and tooling. So rather than have the world swamped with counterfeit Boeing airplane parts, Boeing had to leave the plant open so they had control over quality.
Same with General Motors, BMW, Mercedes, Apple, Microsoft, Intel and a lot of other Western companies. They can't not be in China.
Before anyone shits on me for having a Chinese Harbor Freight polishing kit have a look around you anywhere you are, what do you see? Chinese everything.
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:13 PM   #9
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Chinese junk at Harbor Freight? Agreed, some stuff is crappy and is junk, but a lot of stuff is OK. I bought a polishing kit and it works just fine polishing stainless steel, aluminum and anything else that can be polished. FYI the brake caliper insert screens that H-D charges $30 for chrome ones, the stock screens are stainless steel and they polish up real nice looking as good as or better than chrome, for FREE. $180 USD saved. Just a few minutes of my time. So the Chinese Harbor Freight polishing kit paid for itself on just one screen, and my turbo Muscle and my turbo 120R FLHX have 6 screens total.
I never polished my rotors. I bought polished stainless steel rotors, 6 total. Maybe they were made in China too anyway.
I buy stuff at Harbor Freight whenever it makes sense. I bought a 1/2"drive air impact driver for $49. I do all my own work. If I had a shop and used an air impact driver every day for hours at a time I'd get something that I thought would last longer but since I only use it a few times a year that works for me just fine. Hell of it is that even a lot of the well known expensive brand name tools are made in China too.....
Boeing...American company yeah? A few years ago Boeing wanted to shut down their plant in China that makes airplane parts. Chinese government said OK you can shut down the plant but you have to leave all the machines and tooling. So rather than have the world swamped with counterfeit Boeing airplane parts, Boeing had to leave the plant open so they had control over quality.
Same with General Motors, BMW, Mercedes, Apple, Microsoft, Intel and a lot of other Western companies. They can't not be in China.
Before anyone shits on me for having a Chinese Harbor Freight polishing kit have a look around you anywhere you are, what do you see? Chinese everything.
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The reason we've got so much Chinese shit is cuz of libtards and global warming....
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Ozzie - a link for stainless polishing tools? Thanks.
Knut, see the link to the HF website;
https://www.harborfreight.com

They have a lot of different tools for polishing. You can get polishing wheels of cotton, lambs wool and other materials. I believe mine are all cotton wheels. I have buffing and polishing wheels for my bench grinder as well as my hand-held grinder and drills. You can also get different compounds for different materials, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, etc., and for different finishes from rough to final chrome like polishing.
If something has been welded or is rough I usually start off with 200-400 grit emery cloth than eventually get to 3000 grit wet/dry sandpaper or emery cloth then go to the polishing compounds. I've had lots of guys that are welders and work with metals that were amazed at what I can do with what I have.
Have a look at the website. You can register at the HF website and they deliver for people that are not near a HF store. But it looks like you're in Norway so I don't know if HF would deliver there, and if they would, if it would be cost effective.
Anyway you probably have similar type stores in your area of the world. Don't know if the prices of items would be so good but if you do the work yourself you'll save $$$ anyway.
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"I don't understand why anyone would chrome a SS rotor (disc)" I agree ozzie21 - I rode my old Boss' soft tail custom with chromed brake discs and although it was very, very slow it still wouldn't stop. Crappy brakes lubricated with chrome. There is no way a chromed or polished disc is a good thing for braking performance. That's just Form over Function. If that's a look you want that's fine but I'd rather stop a foot BEFORE the side of the car that just turned left in front of me and stopped - rather than a foot INTO the right side door and go flying into traffic. That's a two foot difference in actual stopping performance. Think about it. Just got done with 550 miles of spirited mountain road riding in N.C. -I stopped just in time (two up) from 45 Mph in a very short distance to avoid an idiot turning a car around on a blind curve - in the lane, not the ditch. Stock rotors, Galfer 1370/1371 HH Sintered pads all around. They do a great job of performance stopping and polishing the rotors just the right amount - my recommendation -
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