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    Hi fellas, the SP just scraped through the MOT on its discs last year, after speaking to Steve B I was going to replace with some modern items and put the originals away with the intention of refurbishing them one day.

    Could somebody tell me (as I have no idea) what size I need, anything to avoid or even maybe link me up with a recommendation of a good disc/pad combo for road riding using the original callipers.

    Many Thanks in advance Jimmy
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    Hi Jimmy,
    There are lots of good brake components to choose from, I'll suggest rotors and pads I have had really good experiences with. BrakeTech Axis Iron rotors and Ferodo Platinum pads, both available from BrakeTech. Rotors are available with black or gold carriers.
    88-94 851/888 rotor p/n's are:
    Gold right: BTD-10.RG Gold left: BTD-10.LG or Black right: BTD-10.R Black left: BTD-10.L
    Ferodo Platinum pad p/n's: FRP408-P
    Bill
    http://www.braketech.com/index.php?o...d=49&Itemid=96
    http://www.braketech.com/index.php?o...d=64&Itemid=91
    http://www.braketech.com/images/docs...iapps.4-15.pdf
    http://www.braketech.com/images/docs/fdb.cat2012.pdf

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    A few years back Swampy managed to get some OEM SP discs made up by the UK Brembo importers for Johnny G'. At the same time he got me some hard anodised centred "Track day" discs from the same source, these had the same pattern centres, but the colour was a matt grey and had steel rotors, they do work very well using Ferodo Plantinum pads though.
    Personally if I were you Jimmy I'd try and contact the current importers to see if they can help you out?
    If they can they'd' look a lot better/closer to OEM than those on sale in the States.

    Steve R

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    Biketorque do a nice modern set on floating gold hubs with steel rotors that are very nice.
    See http://www.biketorqueracing.co.uk/br...-serie-oro-320 I have a pair with gold centres. .
    See attached picture, Bendix for pads or Carbone Lorraine.
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    As always, thank you all for your excellent advice, very much appreciated

    Cheers

    Jimmy
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    I prefer EBC HH pads. Not with iron tho, only steel! Too grabby!

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    To refurb original discs where there is too much play, is it possible to buy the buttons anymore? Or is it likely that the carriers will need attention? 20,000 miles not particularly hard (had from new) thanks.

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    Liam Venter at FastBikesGear in NZ is now machining up replacement bobbins

    http://www.fastbikegear.co.nz/

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