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post #1 of 13 Old 04-02-2005, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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braking upgrade

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looking to upgrade the front rotors from the tiny ass 300mm to 320 or 330mm.

anyone know of any decently priced aftermarket? ema-use has a pvm set for 480. anyone else know of alternatives? ebc? galfer? braking usa?

also considering getting custom braking surfaces made to bolt onto stock centers. would there be any interest in these from you guys? small spacers would be needed, which would also be machined.
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the rotor size isn't important as the materials involved in the act of braking
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maybe so, but i hate 300mm tiny rotors.
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I would think you could get some 320 mm wave rotors from Braking. But keep in mind that brake rotor mass effects ride and handling, not just braking. Increasing the mass of the rotors will have a negative effect on turn in feel and increase the unsprung weight on the front wheel. Increased unsprung weight means the suspension has more work to do to control the front wheel during suspension travel. Also keep in mind that the Braking 300 mm wave rotors for the ZX10, actually weigh more than the stock Kawasaki 300 mm rotors. And the 320 mm rotors are bound to weigh even more.

Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-02-2005, 09:32 PM
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the rotor size isn't important as the materials involved in the act of braking
Material does make a difference, but different size does too. That's one of the main advantage of radial calipers. It gives racer, or tuners the ability to select different size rotors just by adding or subtracting spacers on the caliper. A larger rotor will dissapate heat faster than a smaller. I believe racers tend to use larger rotors in wet conditions. I coud be wrong.

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the larger the rotor, the greater the torque the brake caliper can apply, but for heat dissipation, the wave rotors may be better. they are specifically designed to dissipate more heat, as well as reduce mass.

i know the guy's from the hooter's suzuki team (yes i did get shit for buying a kawi...), alot of the racers go to a normalized rotor because the heat that's generated during racing through braking can easily warp the wave style rotors....

IMO, you'll have better results changing over to the Brembo Master Cylinder and stainless lines...and changing your pad material....But that's just my thoughts on the matter......
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-03-2005, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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have brembo 1 piece calipers, 19x18 brembo master and galfer lines

the weak link in my brakes is the rotors.

anyone have a website for braking? unfortunately i couldn't really find anything by searching.

ema-usa has some nice pvm rotors. i've emailed asking weight specs, etc but haven't got a response yet. these three are $480 a set.





the slotted ones look dead sexy
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Check out these
http://www.calsportbike.com/cgi-bin/...x.cgi?pid=1335

There is an writeup in the latest sportrider mag. They say performance is awesome, but at that price it should be.
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The website is: http://www.brakingusa.com/
The feedback about the braking pads from friends is better than OEM & also affordable. I was going to change that after I got back my bike.

I like the wave dics......but bear in mind they have a limited lifespan.
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What I was saying is get better materials rather than bigger disks to make them better. But ifyou are dead set I've used dicsacciatti oversized on yamahas
redracingparts.com
click on the link and see if they are available...i think the GSXR might use the same size so if they aren' there for the 10r double check the '03 gsxr1000
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