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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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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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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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FWIW... I am using BrakeTech rotors for racing, they are simply amazing! www.braketech.com
Check out the design... makes a lot of sense.
I'm using DI (ductile iron) for dry, and SS (stainless steel) for wet.
Ferodo carbon/ceramic pads for dry, HH sintered pads for wet.
I'm loving it! :D
 

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FWIW... I am using BrakeTech rotors for racing, they are simply amazing! www.braketech.com
Check out the design... makes a lot of sense.
I'm using DI (ductile iron) for dry, and SS (stainless steel) for wet.
Ferodo carbon/ceramic pads for dry, HH sintered pads for wet.
I'm loving it! :D
I will check it out. I am not going to be racing my bike at all but my wife has said that the RC 51 I have is the last bike I will own until the kids are out of school so I am looking to inviest in quality parts. (my youngest is 6 months old)
 

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Tell the wife that the kids are over-rated and your money needs to go into RC, not some spoiled brat. BTW, what size pants does your wife wear........

Just kidding bro', we've all been there, my kids are grown and out of the house, so I get to play now.......
For my money, the EBC rotors and pad's are great, will handle the occasional track day antics and provide great stopping power on the street for a daily rider.
 

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Tell the wife that the kids are over-rated and your money needs to go into RC, not some spoiled brat. BTW, what size pants does your wife wear........

Just kidding bro', we've all been there, my kids are grown and out of the house, so I get to play now.......
For my money, the EBC rotors and pad's are great, will handle the occasional track day antics and provide great stopping power on the street for a daily rider.
yeah but what about the calipers? is there a good 6 piston set up better then the 4 piston set up which is stock on the bike?
 

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You will always have the more piston argument, and yeah you could spend more dolllars on a brembo or other aftermarket brake caliper, such as modding your forks to accept a radial mount caliper of four or six piston design. Will this help you stop quicker or better? Maybe, maybe not. For a street bike, the stock caliper and a good brake pad, with stainless lines and correct bleeding will be more than enough. If your bike is going to spend more time at the track, then maybe go with the radial mount option. Are you that dissatisfied with the stock setup? With the 30K miles I've racked up on the RC, and some of those miles have been track days, I've never ever felt that the brakes were unsatisfactory. If anything, I've almost gone over the bars twice when doing a panic stop and grabbing the front binders in a panic. Luckily i was able to recover without incident. So ask yourself, do I really need new 6 piston calipers or will the stock ones with aftermarket pads be good enough. I know some that sware by the HRC pads that cost a few more $$$ than most. If you do get different calipers, post a pic so we can see if there color coordinated! ! ! !
 
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