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Old 01-08-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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Iron Rotors?

So whats the story with ductile iron rotors?

Anyone have experiences with any, how do they compare to something like a galfer rotor etc.?


Appears they have to be used with organic pads...


Just looking for some feedback from anyone with an idea about them as I am researching front brake rotors over the next couple weeks.



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Old 01-08-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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Looking at Braking STX or SK rotors
http://brakingusa.com/product-street.aspx

and...
Braketech Iron (just heard about these and know nothing about them)
http://www.braketech.com/sportbikes/...ron-Rotors.php
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ductile iron is nodular...& combined with graphite to make it a little more flexible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ductile_iron

braketech starblade cmc rotors seem pretty hard to beat.
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WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER CAST IRON BRAKE ROTORS OVER STAINLESS STEEL?
Over the years, cast iron has proven itself to be an excellent rotor material providing superior "feel" and producing a higher coefficient of friction at the friction couple. If you're looking for genuinely improved performance in terms of both braking power and modulation, then this is for you. If rain and or high humidity is the rule and rust potential a concern, you may wish to consider the alternative in our new AXIS range which is now offered in premium 400 series Stainless Steel as well.

CAN I USE ANY BRAKE PAD MATERIAL ON CAST IRON?
Generally speaking, most organic (semi-metallic) brake pads are good for use on iron rotors. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer for details regarding specific use for this application. Ferodo Platinum, CP911, CP901, 4004F, 3485F, 3410F and I/D450 are all good for this. Although the various sintered metal pads will perform quite well, they generally operate at substantially higher interface temperatures (by as much as 150 degrees [F] at peak). The result is usually shortened life span of the rotor and as such, sintered metal pads are universally not recommended unless specifically denoted otherwise.

Gray Iron rotors: Sintered metal pads ARE NOT RECOMMENDED for use under any conditions.
Based on extensive dyno testing, results show it is acceptable to run Ferodo SinterGrip ST pads on BrakeTech Ductile Iron rotors (dual disc application only; Buell riders should use either Platinum or CP911 organic pads).
For interested in a more detailed explanation on this issue, click here for Tech Talk: Sintered vs. Organic
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braketech starblade cmc rotors seem pretty hard to beat.
Is that an offer to buy?

Maybe sending me to superbike school or something so I could make use of them perhaps 1 day before this world claims me too?


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the rougher the road surface the more they could help...
i just like the idea of a ceramic composite rotor over an iron disc.
but, i didn't even look for a price.
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