Technical OTK Brake Disc Options

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Currently running a genuine OTK 180mm brake disc on the latest BSD calliper and have been since we got the Kart. Racing in 177. Not really had any issues with it, no brake fade etc etc. Always run genuine red back OTK pads.

My questions:

Worth upgrading to the 206mm variant, carrier and calliper spacer over the 180mm disc? More stopping power? Though I do find it quite easy to lock the rear under heavy breaking atm, so would it be worth the update? The downside is I see it adding more weight to the Kart and more rotational mass to move!

Total cost of ÂŖ285! Plus then I will probably need the disc protector...another ÂŖ50. :oops:



 
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Cant really comment on the standard size otk brake setup... only that it's the same size as the compkart we used before.
Now on otk with the big brake setup james first comments was that it was far more progressive better feel..but if he wanted to lock it he still could... james is quite hard on the brakes as he uses trail braking alot... we have noticed pads are lasting longer glazing less probably due to bigger disc dropping heat quicker.
 
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Cant really comment on the standard size otk brake setup... only that it's the same size as the compkart we used before.
Now on otk with the big brake setup james first comments was that it was far more progressive better feel..but if he wanted to lock it he still could... james is quite hard on the brakes as he uses trail braking alot... we have noticed pads are lasting longer glazing less probably due to bigger disc dropping heat quicker.
Cheers for the reply Chris! Informative as always.

I think when I manage to drop some more weight I'll give the bigger disc a go!

Do you find you damage the disc much at Bayford or else where? I assume it's best to run a disc protector?
 

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Only used otk at lydd (high kerbs) Bayford and buckmore so far... not even close
 
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