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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2007, 11:51 pm Thread Starter
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Not too shabby, these organic pads. I decided to spring for a pair when the dealer-bought pads were down to their last fifty thousandths of an inch, and after a couple of weeks, I noticed that there's not as much brake dust on the back wheel as before, and the rear brakes don't feel any less effective. Now, to take note of how long they take to wear down....

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I've always used them, they are kinder on rotor wear.

I got the dust to start with, but since I started using the rears (non linked) a lot less, the pads last much longer.



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i bought the wave rotor for front and rear along with new pads.
noticed the difference right away.
excellent stopping power, without the noise up front.
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i bought the wave rotor for front and rear along with new pads.
noticed the difference right away.
excellent stopping power, without the noise up front.
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What's a wave rotor ('scuse ignorance)?

They must have cost some $$'s.



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They look like these

http://www.1tail.com/sa/cart/detail.asp?pg={CE658CFD-F173-47D0-B358-3974C49E1ACD}
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They look like these

http://www.1tail.com/sa/cart/detail.asp?pg={CE658CFD-F173-47D0-B358-3974C49E1ACD}
Thanks. I wonder if they distort more easily on the rear, there have been reports of new oems having excessive run out a short while after fitting them.

These wave rotors look like 'swiss cheese'. If they are so full of holes, does that leave less metal to wear so they don't last so long?

I still think the motorcycle brake designers should be looking at the airflow over the rotors, even to the point of a design incorporating an air scoop to push air on the rotor. Or a central area of the rotor outside the pad contact surface, which has backward curve type fins like a fan. Instead of a thin disc with a large centre space, make that space smaller with a built in turbine. If you can get the rotor temperature down, everything is a winner. They last longer, pads wear less, and brake fade is less. That's how it works on cars.

If there's a link to a motorcycle rotor designed like that and fits I'm interested!

PS I just saw this disclaimer:

VERY IMPORTANT: GALFER WAVE ROTORS ARE ONLY TO BE USED WITH GALFER BRAKE PADS, ALL OTHER BRAKE PAD COMPOUNDS VOID WARRANTY

So cost of owning these will be high and I bet they sell really soft pads not the HH scintered, which might answer my point on rotor wear. But I now wonder how long their special pads would last on the K-bike rear and how well do they stop?



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So, maybe I have aircraft on my mind...but the title of the thread had me thinking you were getting serious about stopping the bike...



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