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Unhappy Disk Lock --> Warped Rotor, fix it?

I'm an idiot. Long story short I tried to back down-hill a driveway with my disk brake on (accident of course). I am fairly confident that my right front rotor is slightly warped. When I apply my brakes (not hard) I get a slight pulsating feeling accompanied by a nice little squeak.

The 600RR is only 4 months old with ~2500 miles on it. Should I fix this rotor problem? Can I eliminate the squeak with some spray-on or something? I haven't looked into the repair price and have contemplated trying to get warranty to replace it by complaining after I replace the front fender/fork cover. I'm a newbie and need advice, thanks!

Note that my braking power hasn't declined but I am worrying that it may cost me more in the long run if I leave this problem alone.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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take the wheel off and bring it to a shop
better than your brakes failing on you if you try to ride there
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2007, 09:20 PM
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if you continue to ride with warped rotors your caliper will begin to leak.... My .02

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those disc locks are the worst inventions cause if you do use it, you will forget one day to take it off. why not use a cable lock and wrap it around both wheels if its long enough and besides, you'll see it
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i have a neon tether that attacthes to my handle bars. that way i remember to take mine off. Of course now that i am going to get an alarm installed not sure if i am still going to use it....

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should replace the rotors, replacing rotors isn't hard at all. Just gotta remove the front wheel which was pretty easy but a lot of work at the same time.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 01:38 PM
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Bent my rotor when i hit a deer last year. Took me like 15 minutes to change it out, not hard at all. What is ridiculous are the cost of new rotors, even stock.

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