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    Anyone have a hookup:dunno the best I can find is 525 with pads for the fronts. 125 rear/pads Anyone know of any other places?

    Thanks,
    TLOTM:
    May 2003
    August 2004

  • #2
    what's wrong w/ stock rotors?
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    • #3
      they're 4 pounds heavier

      I hate rotating mass
      TLOTM:
      May 2003
      August 2004

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      • #4
        You gonna do the 520 conversion too then? 8lbs rotating mass?

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        • #5
          best weight savings is the rider...fat ass

          you look into prolite rotors bro? i dunno, my verdict is still out on those waves, all and no performance i hear. BTW, rotors and pads have a ultra low mark-up, hard to get the "deal" on them.

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          • #6
            hmmm...ZX-10 has wave rotors...
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            • #7
              they're 4 pounds heavier
              uh oh....

              well, i think it's easier, cheaper and better to lose that in body weight than spending the $ on rotors.
              hmmm...ZX-10 has wave rotors...
              but who knows what the performance value is on those. it's definitely a first but i'll wait until it's race proven before slapping them on my bike. so far, almost every single club racer i know has steered clear of them cause they:
              1. eat pads like no tomorrow
              2. pulse @ low speed
              3. partly #2 but not very good feedback on the brakes
              4. don't increase braking power
              5. you HAVE TO use galfer pads or you void warranty

              the only reason i've heard to use them is to increase better turn in (less rotational mass) but the negatives outweigh the advantages
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              • #8
                thanks stingray, I don't care about the pads, they are like oil to me:dunno
                I've never heard complaints of pulsing
                If I get equal braking and the I'll be happy.

                crash, why don't you take that "break" you've been talking about you fucking queer. I am down from 290 to 225, I'd rather pay 500 for 4 pounds than eat one more God damned carrot!
                TLOTM:
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                August 2004

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mstingray
                  uh oh....

                  well, i think it's easier, cheaper and better to lose that in body weight than spending the $ on rotors.but who knows what the performance value is on those. it's definitely a first but i'll wait until it's race proven before slapping them on my bike. so far, almost every single club racer i know has steered clear of them cause they:
                  1. eat pads like no tomorrow
                  2. pulse @ low speed
                  3. partly #2 but not very good feedback on the brakes
                  4. don't increase braking power
                  5. you HAVE TO use galfer pads or you void warranty

                  the only reason i've heard to use them is to increase better turn in (less rotational mass) but the negatives outweigh the advantages
                  Now, I don't know what the big deal is. I've been using them and have found...
                  1. Sure the pads get more wear, but for a good reason. General use around town and the odd scratch, no big deal. Maybe a change 500klm earlier than stock rear and less on the front.
                  2. pulse or slight vibration isn't a drama and hardly noticeable.
                  3. Feedback is much better than stock.
                  4. Definatley increases braking power, especially over stock which would explain more brake pad usage.
                  5. There are other brands out there other than 'Galfer', which need their own pads because of the difference in thickness in comparison to the others, but generally any pad will do.
                  6. Bling Bling!!
                  You guys have really got to stop listening to others before making comments about things you haven't even tried yourselves!
                  Last edited by waspo; 09-22-2003, 02:52 AM.

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                  • #10
                    8lbs of unsprung rotatating mass is a lot. Loosing 8lbs of spung body fat is no where the same.

                    Didn't someone on here get their stock rotors machined to a wave pattern?
                    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                    • #11
                      I believe ProTLR had machined them up out of the std discs.

                      I think TLSBILL may know him. I cant find the thread, as some pics were posted and everone spotted his custom rear disc.
                      Last edited by Marshall; 09-22-2003, 05:29 AM.
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                      • #12
                        I have tornado waves on my TLS and they're the best brakes i ever felt on any bike, street or track and in my line of business i get to ride diffirent bikes all the time.

                        Yes they pulse, but give way, way better feedback and stopping power without any fading, no matter how hot they get. Yes they eat pads, so what? Yes they have been race proven in world 600 supersport.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SDTLR

                          crash, why don't you take that "break" you've been talking about you fucking queer.
                          lmfao

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mstingray

                            1. eat pads like no tomorrow
                            2. pulse @ low speed
                            3. partly #2 but not very good feedback on the brakes
                            4. don't increase braking power
                            5. you HAVE TO use galfer pads or you void warranty

                            my thoughts...

                            1. i havent noticed increased wear yet
                            B. mine dont pulse
                            3. the braking rotors are full floating and the feedback is better than stock
                            IV. stopping power is equal (if not a little better)
                            G. mine a braking waves rotors, so i can use any pads i want

                            oh...one downside to full floater...clunk clunk when hitting small bumps at low speed (but i can live with that)
                            Last edited by kevh; 09-22-2003, 10:51 AM.

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                            • #15
                              500 for 4 lbs sounds better than 1700-2500 on wheels to save the same amount. Plus you get better braking and feed back that you won't get with wheels.
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