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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-11-2009, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket brake rotor questions

Who makes the best rotors for our bikes?
How much weight difference is there between wave rotors and the stock units?
My bike sees "spirited" street action and the track a few times a year
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I'm kind of shooting from the hip here, but I'm pretty sure a wave rotor doesn't weigh any less by design than a round rotor. The idea is about heat dispersion throughout the rotor (the outer edge has more friction than the inner edge on a round rotor). For all-out weight loss, look at a superbike rotor, the contact patch and rotor itself are very narrow compared to a street rotor, but they are only meant to last a race or two.
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I just ordered EBC Pro-Lite contour rotors along w/ Double H pads. Will mount and bed-in this weekend. I'll let you know how they feel..............
BTW, only replacing rotors 'cuz of the dreaded front lock on the disc and the inevitabvle oopps......

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dont forget to update, im eyeballin thos EBCs as well!

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I'm runnings Alth's wave rotors (Sadly, no longer being imported. GREAT bang for the buck) and they are at least a pound or more lighter, per rotor. Also, the feeling in hand favored of the aftermarket rotors as being lighter...
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Any news on the EBC rotors?
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Installed and rotors and new HH pads this past weekend, still bedding in pads/rotors. Big improvement over the stock rotors, but then my right stock rotor was a little warped, resulting in pulsating,bad feel, etc. The new EBC's and HH pads, so far are a plus, no pulsating, quiet, less effort, good bite, and they work. I'll post pics on next posting. the only downside, and this is really a nit, is that the carriers are polished aluminum, and I was expecting a yellow powder coat on the carriers, similar to whats in their ads, but not a big deal. What other info would you like? Again, I will post pics later tonite, when I have access to my real camera. My phone doesn't take good pics......




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Installed and rotors and new HH pads this past weekend, still bedding in pads/rotors. Big improvement over the stock rotors, but then my right stock rotor was a little warped, resulting in pulsating,bad feel, etc. The new EBC's and HH pads, so far are a plus, no pulsating, quiet, less effort, good bite, and they work. I'll post pics on next posting. the only downside, and this is really a nit, is that the carriers are polished aluminum, and I was expecting a yellow powder coat on the carriers, similar to whats in their ads, but not a big deal. What other info would you like? Again, I will post pics later tonite, when I have access to my real camera. My phone doesn't take good pics......
I ordered the EBC HH pads along with the Gafler steelbraided lines and clutch cable. My bike stops a 100% better. I cant wait to get some slotted and drilled rotos and some bigger piston calibers next. Any ideas on the calibers?
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I cant wait to get some slotted and drilled rotos and some bigger piston calibers next. Any ideas on the calibers?

How much are you willing to spend on "calipers"?

BTW, you can't go wrong with anything Brembo.....rotors, calipers and masters are all amazing!
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How much are you willing to spend on "calipers"?

BTW, you can't go wrong with anything Brembo.....rotors, calipers and masters are all amazing!
Not sure on the price, my goal is to get "quality" over price but everyone does have a limit. I am also saving on a new suspension for my bike to be put on this winter. I have heard that a 6 piston break caliber is better then the 4 psiton set up we have now. So still looking.
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