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Old 10-11-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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Question wave rotors

They do look good are they all that they are supposed to be will they make me stop faster? who on here has them Pro's and Con's

Yes they cost an awfull lot of $$$$$$'s

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Old 10-11-2007, 10:50 PM   #2
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They do look good are they all that they are supposed to be will they make me stop faster? who on here has them Pro's and Con's

Yes they cost an awfull lot of $$$$$$'s

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Old 10-11-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Maybe just get SS lines?
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Maybe just get SS lines?
I have them thanks for talking about wave rotors
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:13 PM   #5
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doesn't it also have something to do with letting more air in to keep the rotors cool while stopping...or something like that. not exactly sure.

but i know it reduces weight for sure and some people really just get it for aesthetic purposes.
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Sorry I can't answer your question but if I may ask why you are wanting all this stopping power? Aren't you the guy who takes the turns really fast?
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Sorry I can't answer your question ...
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This is what I got from an ebay ad for Galfer wave rotors. Maybe this will help?

Q. What advantages will I see? Does it really make a difference?

A. Yes- the difference this makes to the braking system is huge. The proprietary wave design benefits are described below. Combine this with a brake-line and pad combo and you have the professional level braking system that your bike should have come with from the factory. The biggest difference you will see is reduced braking distances and much better "feel." In addition, you will get more miles out of the pads and rotors. The rotors will not warp. They are good enough for Mat Mladin and countless superbike riders around the world!

Q. What 's up with the Wave design?

A. The reason you probably started looking at the Wave rotors in the first place was how they looked. PEOPLE NOTICE THESE! However there are MANY benefits to the Wave Design Among them

The pads stay in contact with the rotor for longer periods of time during braking.
HEAT- the enemy of any braking system is dissipated much faster because of the design of the rotor.
Full floating design-the rotors can move around a little on the wheel- which means that the caliper will not flex on the forks. This gives an added benefit of eliminating chassis flex under hard braking.
The edge of the rotor is where the initial "bite" of the braking occurs. Because there is twice as much of this edge for the brake pad to grab, your initial braking is much more linear and strong than round rotors.
Race tested, but top-of-the-line for street bike performance.
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They are good enough for Mat Mladin and countless superbike riders around the world!

wave rotors


Don't look like wave rotors to me. :dontknow:
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I have the Wave rotors, SS lines and racing pads, on front and back, and it made a huge difference. I needed them with all the mods I got, and I'm confindent with them as opposed to the stock brakes that it had. It's a recommended buy, but if you do it... do it right. Don't get the rotors thinking that's all you'll need.

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In my experience I haven't noticed any difference with the Wave style of rotor.
Upgrading pads and lines will go much further in improving your stopping power.
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In my experience I haven't noticed any difference with the Wave style of rotor.
Upgrading pads and lines will go much further in improving your stopping power.
Def replacing the pads very soon thinking of replacing the rotors as well, and the wave rotors do have a great ascetic appeal so I was wondering what people who actually use them on their bike think of them.....
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In my experience I haven't noticed any difference with the Wave style of rotor.
Upgrading pads and lines will go much further in improving your stopping power.
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I have them on my bike, they look really cool, i get lots of compliments.. and i guess they cool down faster because thats what everyone tells me..

but i have NEVER noticed any difference in them =)
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Jimmy has them on his 636. I asked about 'em, and he said the initail bite was slightly better, but that's about it. A few others have said pretty much the same thing as well. I can buy two sets of tires for the same price, so IMO my money is better spent eslewhere.
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if you're in need of rotors...than swap em.....because i'm not sure if you've priced OEM rotors before.....but they are very close to wave rotor prices.....so why not upgrade? even if it's only for looks....although there must be something good about the design that a few OEM manufactures are going with wave style as well.

if you don't need rotors.....good pads and ss lines will suffice.
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In my experience I haven't noticed any difference with the Wave style of rotor.
Upgrading pads and lines will go much further in improving your stopping power.
which pads would you recommend?
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which pads would you recommend?
EBC GFA's i believe those are the race pads patrick carries....FA's are closer to OEM i believe.
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EBC GFA's i believe those are the race pads patrick carries....FA's are closer to OEM i believe.
are the FA's the street versions? I just looked at ebc's website and it says the gfa's are not for highway use. But i didn't see the fa's :dontknow:
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are the FA's the street versions? I just looked at ebc's website and it says the gfa's are not for highway use. But i didn't see the fa's :dontknow:
yes, i believe the FA's are street version. GFA's are the race version, i know a few people that use them on the street as well. might want to talk to patrick and clarify if it will be good for street or track purposes.
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