Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Sydney Australia
The brake discs on my old girl ('86 FXR) are getting quite worn, and need replacing, (the rear one more so than the front) and was looking at some beautiful looking polished stainless steel discs.
Just wondering what the advantages/disadvantages are of stainless, over standard steel discs? I know there is the rust issue, especially for people whose bikes are parked outside, or are garaged close to the sea, but that's not what I need to know, because that isn't really an issue for me. What I need to know is, is there any difference in brake performance, do I need to use/avoid a specific type of pads, i.e. organic pads/sintered metal pads, and heat dissipation differences, etc? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.