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Aftermarket wave rotors

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KrZy8, 247k miles, stock rotors.. hard to believe, but they are under minimal width.

Going to put 2013 rotors on KrZy8 from Naomi.

New wave rotors on Naomi.

??????
  • Galfer?
    EBC?
    eBay Chinese specials?
    Other?
Thoughts and or experience?
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I just ordered a set of ebay chinese specials. I've had them on the Bandit for a couple yaars now with no problem. I have 81,000 on my 05 and the 1st time i hit the front brakes there are 2 distinct clicks/clunks. Pretty sure it's the rivets holding the rotors wearing out.
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Educate me! Why are "wave rotors" preferred? I think they are supposed to cool faster under extreme braking conditions but unless you are on a track, is there any need? I have never experienced brake fade due to overheating on my FJR and can't improve much on being able to invoke ABS with a two finger pull on dry pavement.
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Wave rotors just look cool!, Oh yeah, and they stop ya.
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wetwolf wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:28 pm Wave rotors just look cool!, Oh yeah, and they stop ya.
As long as there is a good reason!
The regular kind seem to stop me well enough and aren't close to worn out.
Can't see them when I'm riding anyway.
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Bling! Solid stainless Chinese rotors with waves and slots.... had a coupla sets, wear well and stop ya good, seem to dissipate heat well. Can't see spending the big bucks on Galfer/EBC.
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Galfer or OE Yamaha!

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What ~G said.

Though I do think the braided brake lines made a bigger difference than the galfer's.
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Niehart wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:27 pm What ~G said.

Though I do think the braided brake lines made a bigger difference than the galfer's.
No experience with braided lines on an FJR but I found that the full set I put on my Yamaha Venture a number of years ago made absolutely no discernable difference in braking efficacy. They did look nice...
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@ 317,000 kms my front rotors are below spec. I have a set of OE Yamaha ordered. Have had braided lines since 2009 and 170,000 kms. I have the fluids changed every two years no matter how many kms on them.
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I’ve got a warped front rotor due to an incompetent mechanic. What did those stock rotors set you back?
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$234 each cdn
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bill lumberg wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:52 am I’ve got a warped front rotor due to an incompetent mechanic. What did those stock rotors set you back?
I'd fire that guy. :stickpoke:
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So about fifty bucks USD, I suppose.
huron52 wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:59 pm$234 each cdn
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He has no business around tools.
wheatonFJR wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:16 pm
bill lumberg wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:52 am I’ve got a warped front rotor due to an incompetent mechanic. What did those stock rotors set you back?
I'd fire that guy. :stickpoke:
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bill lumberg wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:41 pm He has no business around tools.
wheatonFJR wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:16 pm
bill lumberg wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:52 am I’ve got a warped front rotor due to an incompetent mechanic. What did those stock rotors set you back?
I'd fire that guy. :stickpoke:
Damn. And I was looking forward to seeing you July 11th.
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bill lumberg wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:41 pm So about fifty bucks USD, I suppose.
huron52 wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:59 pm$234 each cdn
Im sure it will be $200 USD by the end of the year.
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I'm at the low thickness limit with 117000 miles on all the rotors. Not sure how much longer to wait or what rotors to buy.
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When the pistons pop out of the caliper you will know it's time to replace the rotors :mrgreen:

Once you decide what kind of rotors to buy, it will be time to replace them. What brake pads have you been running that have thinned your rotors at such a young age?
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What are the thickness limits?
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