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    Wave rotors worthwhile?

    Need to get new rotors (one of mine is warped) and I was thinking about getting some Galfer "wave" rotors instead of the Honda OEM ones. Thoughts?
    (my bike's a 2000 RC51)

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    I believe they're cheaper and lighter than oe. Why not go for them...

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    keep in mind they pulse at low speed generally.

    superbikes used to not have them ,now you see them on superbikes and FX bikes ,so they cant be all that bad .

    ive had them on a couple bikes and rode on a bunch of em ,i like em ,but id say i like full brembos better ,but im not a crazy racer so i may be biased for the fancy factor .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOWAGE View Post
    keep in mind they pulse at low speed generally.

    superbikes used to not have them ,now you see them on superbikes and FX bikes ,so they cant be all that bad .

    ive had them on a couple bikes and rode on a bunch of em ,i like em ,but id say i like full brembos better ,but im not a crazy racer so i may be biased for the fancy factor .
    They pulse at low speed? That must get annoying fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPZ1100 View Post
    They pulse at low speed? That must get annoying fast.
    under braking only,and its barely there,and not always .Like the last 20 feet before a stop sign .Its noticable if your paying attention to it

    sorry i should have made that clear

    just dont brake slowly ,,,rip to the sign and jam on the brakes into a giant endo .

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    They're more for style than anything, Galfer's that is. If you want lighter weight rotors get some EBC Prolite's, if you want wave rotors that are actually going to give you some weight savings buy PVM (but be ready to fork out some $$).

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    my buddy has these ,they are a lot more trick than a braking or galfer ,as far as the website is concerned they are lighter than stock .


    just dont go for the gimicky weird cut cheap ones they sell .

    as far as i've heard BRAKING ITALY are the ones to get ,i havent had any probs with them and they "feel" better than stock .A rear wave is supposed to be more progressive and less graby (lock up) .

    i think they tend to warp faster under hard conditions than a brembo or non wave steel rotor

    dont take my advice as fact for sure ,im sure a lot faster guys would know better .And yes someone will chime in how you should spend the money on track days or tires instead ,dont listen they are just mad cuz they are cheapwads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOWAGE View Post
    under braking only,and its barely there,and not always .Like the last 20 feet before a stop sign .Its noticable if your paying attention to it

    sorry i should have made that clear

    just dont brake slowly ,,,rip to the sign and jam on the brakes into a giant endo .
    So it's not as obvious as the pulsing you get from warped rotors? I usually switch to the back break when I'm slowly coming to a stop anyways.
    Err, I mean I usually lift the back wheel at every intersection...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPZ1100 View Post
    So it's not as obvious as the pulsing you get from warped rotors? I usually switch to the back break when I'm slowly coming to a stop anyways.
    Err, I mean I usually lift the back wheel at every intersection...
    no ,and only at very slow braking ,more like an extremely mild form of ABS pulse
    .I always thought they were not bled or warped until i asked a few people with them and its very common .

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    the ones from that pic look pretty sharp. Those are the braking italy ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPZ1100 View Post
    the ones from that pic look pretty sharp. Those are the braking italy ones?
    no ,braketech axis

    braking look like this - pretty much same as galfer ,but i think better ,i could be wrong


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    I got a set for the front and a rear one as well! Galfers and get the pads as well if you're spending that kinda coin go all the way...

    Its worth it in the end. The rotors look thicker and look to last. Supposed to cool quicker and stop you faster loads of positives. No not cheap at all

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    What do a set of those set you back jacky? Rear rotor looks funky good.

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    Do you really wanna know the rear isn't that bad price wise
    The fronts well just call any shop and ask! Im wondering about the ebay ones in regards to that price you cannot go wrong/ EBC makes a wave rotor as well these days,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacky View Post
    http://www.bcsportbikes.com/photopos...0&ppuser=17858

    I got a set for the front and a rear one as well! Galfers and get the pads as well if you're spending that kinda coin go all the way...

    Its worth it in the end. The rotors look thicker and look to last. Supposed to cool quicker and stop you faster loads of positives. No not cheap at all

    Everyone wants to go fast but the true question is can you stop shitheads? Hahahaa
    they look pretty sweet. How do they feel?

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