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'06-07 Stock Rotor Weight...?

Anyone knows exact weight of 1 (stock)front rotor 2006 ZX10 ??

Currently building the '06, I have a couple of choices for the front rotors:

1- Alth rotors, a tad on the heavy side but performance and feel is supposed

to be great... (had 'em in stock for 1 year..see pix below..)

2- Galfer Superbike wave rotors....light but pricey..$ 600- $ 700

3- Have stock rotors machined & shaved ....weight gain: 1 lbs each

cost: $ 180.00 for the pair.

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MHO is that if you remove material form the disk youŽll have less friction area and/or less heat storage capacity, leading to less stopping power.

If you do not like the stock ones, then IŽd go to proven best aftermarket ones.
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here ya go man, this is off a 04-05 but I'm sure they will probably be the same right???

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MHO is that if you remove material form the disk youŽll have less friction area and/or less heat storage capacity, leading to less stopping power.

If you do not like the stock ones, then IŽd go to proven best aftermarket ones.
the reason why there are different size and number of holes in rotors is for weight of bike and needed stopping power.... so making more holes will lessen your stopping power but free up unsprung weight and make the bike accelerate faster.....
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the reason why there are different size and number of holes in rotors is for weight of bike and needed stopping power.... so making more holes will lessen your stopping power but free up unsprung weight and make the bike accelerate faster.....
does this help?

http://motorcyclebloggers.com/tech-t...otors-general/
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I dont mess around with saving weight in the braking department :headshake
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for every 1 ounce you take off a wheel its like taking 4 off the bike. So with rotors and Ti rotor bolts you take almost half a pound off a wheel which is like 2 off a bike.... Its not much but if you look at performance in motorcycles as every ounce counts then you do every little small thing for weight and horsepower....
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I could skip eating a meal and lose more weight than I could lose on my bike over the small details. Trust me I am not knocking you guys for looking at trimming every aspect of the motorcycle. It is just that having an anorexic 10r isnt a concern of mine.

I would look at the rotor's performance over rotor's weight. If it was an aftermarket wheel then that would be a different story, I would buy for weight. Hell, even a fiberglass tank would cut weight more than shaving a rotor.

Like I said when it comes to braking performance is #1.
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Not sure if this helps you in anyway but i have done the swap over to
Braking wave rotors 300mm and titanium mounting hardware..
There was indeed a weight loss, but more it seems from the Titanium bolts.
the rotors were like 2 oz's lighter each but new off ebay the rotors were $300, the Ti bolts were freaking $140 you do math on that one.

But here is the part that matters most to me was the increased feel with the rotors and never having any type of fade on track no matter how many laps were put in.
were the stockers had some serious coloring to them from repeated heat that will warp the rotors the new ones are like you have anymore?

With this and my desire to get the bike to transition faster as the 10R is Slow compared to my 636, even with the brakes and forged wheels, i have considered the ceramic rotors as that would free up somewhere around 3.5lbs, but not cheap by any measure.
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Stock to after market is not allot at a stand still but @ 100 MPH it's a huge difference on turn in less rotating mass = faster transitions at speed!
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