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Braketech iron rotors

Due to some unforeseen complications the PFM iron rotors I ordered 3,months ago due to a warped disc have still not shown (happy I had a spare stock set).

So I talked with the vendor and after a lot of apologies he offered me some Braketech iron rotors for the same price, the PFM's were quite a bit less money.

So on the way will be here Friday so the tracking says...

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Be sure and use a set of pads that are easy on ductile iron rotors, such as Carbonne Lorraine C59.
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Be sure and use a set of pads that are easy on ductile iron rotors, such as Carbonne Lorraine C59.
Ya thanks sub, I've been in contact with Jeff at Braketech and let him know I'm running Beringer calipers and that there really isn't that much of a selection for pads...but he said that the street pad material for them will be all good.



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So an update...I got rudely awakened by the dog yapping , at the door bell. (I work nights full time, some what of a vampire)

But was happy to see the FedEx guy...





Sorry about the crappy cell pics but I was too tired to look for the camera...

Ya I'm a little stoked too bad it's going to be a long winter, going to pull the wheels off this weekend after I check the valves on my buddies 600rr.

Gotta spoon on the new Q2's while I'm at it.

They are sweet rotors, a little overkill but seriously I have spent so much money on trying to go faster back in the day big bore kits, dyno runs and jetting, under cut transmissions, hell I had an '91 Gixxer 1100 on nitrous ummm stupid but in hindsight I don't think I spent a fraction of that cash on stopping back then.

I figure with the new impound laws here I'm not going to chase power and speed, maybe do the odd track day (been awhile) but I get out in the canyons a lot.

So I'm going to chase suspension, brakes and lighten the pig up not that I really mind a heavy bike, rode and owned a lot of heavy bikes in the 80's and early 90's.

These should compliment very well with the Brembo master, steel lines and the Beringers. It's a love have relationship with winter and Paypal...



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These should compliment very well with the Brembo master, steel lines and the Beringers. It's a love have relationship with winter and Paypal...
Those are gonna be a nice setup nobody, major eye candy . I look forward to seeing the end result......In person.
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Look forward for a ride too...Tofino? Sunshine Coast? I have a good buddy who owns a tattoo shop up in Powell River Inkfected Tattoos and Piercings.

Could be a good ride hell maybe he could finish my sleeve...



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Got a set with the wheels I bought this year.
Just so you can imagine what they'll look like mounted on the front wheel.


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Remember, these wheels when new are coated with Gun-Kote preservative.
Go to Brake Techs's site and download/read the instructions for prepping the rotors for first time use.

BTW The surface rust in the photo above is to be expected.
I live in a humid area and they are iron after all.
Will scrub off immediately on next use of the brakes.
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Funny enough, I have PFM cast iron rotors (bought 17 years ago ) on my VFR, but I chose Brake Tech rotors for my SP2 after warping the discs.
As I didn't like the rust on the VFR's discs (It runs 6 piston calipers) I opted for S/S ones with the Brake Tech.
You made a good choice. The design of the Brake Tech rotors should be warp proof...
It's a good design. Only thing that is slightly annoying is they rattle as the bikes moves at slow speeds (When pushing it around, for example). Otherwise they work great.

Cast Iron does give slightly better performance too. The PFM's are slightly warped on the VFR now, but not sure where I'll get replacements. Would be nice if I can fit a floating type like the Brake Tech design. I'll have to look into it, but they'll keep going for now...

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