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Galfer brake set up.

Ok this year I'm working on braking. I just wanted to know if anyone in here is running a Galfer wave rotor setup on their 10. What kind brake feel are you getting compared to stock? My intentions are to go with the steel braided lines, with the wave rotors. I'm thinking that the wave rotors might be a little over kill, but what kind of results are you guys getting out there?

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The wave rotors are a gimmick. More for looks than anything else. The rotors on the 10 are fine unless you are contending for a major championship in which case a set of brembo rotors would be a better choice.
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The wave rotors are a gimmick. More for looks than anything else. The rotors on the 10 are fine unless you are contending for a major championship in which case a set of brembo rotors would be a better choice.
I would agree they are more cosmetic than anything else. But in that regards they do look nice. But Kawi's stock "petal" rotors look pretty damn nice also.

I may eventually put some wave rotors on my 08 if I mount up the Marchesini's for bling.

I am not happy with any of the Galfer or Goodridge products I have recently bought. Im going to try HEL.

I re-bleed my 08's stock lines using MOTUL fluid and they are awesome now. May just leave them alone.

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I on the other hand have a different opinion on them.

The rotors on the 04/05 zx10r as well as the 05/06 zx6r are prone to warping if you are tracking the bike and using anything more than a Galfer HH pad or Equivilant.
I personally find Galfer to be a very good product especially for the price.
I run the superbike kit on my 6R and was running this on the 10R before i switched to the lines i got form JimmyJam with some new calipers.

But you dont need to be a MOTOGP God to notice a difference on the track, but if the bike is doing street duty yeah you are wasting your money.
You would be better off getting some better calipers, as the tokicos on the 07 and older bikes just plain Suck.
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I'll second the previous post. I've had problems with the stock rotors warping after heavy track use.

I can't speak to the standard Galfer wave rotors, but I did buy their Superbike wave rotors. They are a bit more expensive than the standard waves, but work much better than the OEM rotors - especially when paired with the G1003 Galfer pads.
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hey canyoncarver get some nissins and you will be in braking heaven!
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I am not happy with any of the Galfer or Goodridge products I have recently bought. Im going to try HEL.

I re-bleed my 08's stock lines using MOTUL fluid and they are awesome now. May just leave them alone.

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It sounds to me that the Wave Rotors are a little bit overkill. Because I do agree with the "petal" rotors looking good. I really am just looking for more feel. Any recommend Spiegler lines?

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guys i just got new Galfer wave rotors and Galfer lines for my 04 zx10 so i there any better calipers i can use whit out any mods to it ? if yes what kind of calipers thanks for any info

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The wave rotors are a gimmick. More for looks than anything else. The rotors on the 10 are fine unless you are contending for a major championship in which case a set of brembo rotors would be a better choice.
+1...I had wave Galfer rotors on my 636...Nice looking. But on a 10R the stock rotors are definitely not the issue. I have the Brembo 19x20, the FrenTubo brake lines, now the calipers this weekend...The first two things I listed helped a lot...The last thing should finally make this bike 100%...I hope hahaha.


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