1983 BMW R100RS Remove, Refinish, Install Disk Brake Rotors

I’m going to powder coat the wheels, so I remove the disk brake rotors. I refurbish the three rotors to remove grunge and get the patina on the disk carriers back to factory condition. I also clean out the holes and sand the disks so the new disk pads will bed in and not get fouled from brake pad grunge baked onto the rotors or the dirt and grunge lodged inside the disk brake rotor holes.

Here are all the details about how I do this work and a short video summarizing the work.

VIDEO: 1983 R100RS Remove-Refurbish-Install Disk Brake Rotors

Here are a couple pictures of before and after.

Rear Wheel Left Side

Rear Wheel Left Side

Rear Disk Brake Rotor Mounts To Wheel With Five Bolts Secured By Tabs On Retaining Strips

Rear Disk Brake Rotor Mounts To Wheel With Five Bolts Secured By Tabs On Retaining Strips

Rear Disk Brake Rotor Mounting Hardware Detail

Rear Disk Brake Rotor Mounting Hardware Detail

Use Wood Blocks To Protect Front Rotors From Damage When Working On The Wheel

Use Wood Blocks To Protect Front Rotors From Damage When Working On The Wheel

Left Side Disk Brake Rotor Has Locking Nuts

Front Left Side Disk Brake Rotor Has Locking Nuts

Right Side Disk Brake Rotor Has Allan Head Bolts

Front Right Side Disk Brake Rotor Has Allan Head Bolts

BEFORE: Front Wheel Paint Is In Bad Shape

Front Wheel Paint Is In Bad Shape

Rotor Carrier Front Side Grunge

Rotor Carrier Front Side Grunge

Front Side Carrier After Bead Blasting at 40 PSI

Front Side Carrier After Bead Blasting at 40 PSI

AFTER: Powder Coated Wheels in White

AFTER: Powder Coated Wheels in White

Brake Disk Rotors Installed On Newly Powder Coated Wheels

Brake Disk Rotors Installed On Newly Powder Coated Wheels

 

4 thoughts on “1983 BMW R100RS Remove, Refinish, Install Disk Brake Rotors

    • Hi Matt,

      Power Coating Specialties did the work. They are in Golden west of country fair grounds.

      Best.
      Brook.

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