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so i was thinking of drilling holes in my drum when i replace the brake pads and was wondering if anybody has done it and has any suggestions or if it's even worth it. besides it trick, i wasn't sure if it was such a good idea for someone like me who doesn't have a garage to park his bike in. does it really help with braking?
 

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I've done a freakin ton of brake plate drilling.

Fairly pointless on a street bike. Looks trick though. If the bike will be rained on, probably not a great idea.
In street use the brakes won't be getting hot enough to need the cooling offered by vent holes. Not unless you are riding it quite hard on very tight turns.
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that's kinda what i was thinking...i was more worried about corrosion from being outside than anything
If the bike is outside year round probably not a good idea to open up the drum.

however if you still insist on drilling it I would epoxy some brass screens over the holes, get the really fine mesh circular ones (like the kind they use for faucets but bigger) and it will keep rocks and junk out
 
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