|By Befbever on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 12:16 am:|
Ex, how about those Brembo rotors you have? How many km have you done with 'em so far, how do they hold up in the rain, and how long before they warp?
|By Exdukenut on Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 01:56 pm:|
Bef, I've done some 8000kms so far and they are still perfect. In the rain they are the best things since "sliced bread". Simply awesome when needed, in all riding conditions, track, tootling, scratching, touring, etc.
You are joking aren't you, about asking if they've warped! They've got at least another 100,000kms at the rate I use them. The pads will probably last another 20,000kms. Thank's Aprilia for wonderful engine braking!
The key to these v-twins is smoothness, in your riding. You should know that!
P.S. the rotors come with pads, by the way.
Take care & TTYS.
|By Befbever on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 02:38 am:|
Thanks, mate, much appreciated.
I actually looked up the threads about different rotors and asked around for some experiences.
About PFM, one knowledgable person said:
On the brake front, I was talking to the guy from PFM and he reckons if you warp stainless discs then cast iron is the way to go. He was telling me that you don't want race spec cast iron for the road though - they are too porous and soak up water in the rain. The discs have to dry the water out before they brake at their best. He recommended using non-race spec cast iron
|By Dave on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 05:09 am:|
I've about 15k miles on the pfm's, all weather, very hard on brakes (4 trackdays) and thier still perfect. In the wet, the bendix pads take a long time to bite(so occasional squeezes to clear the water, re earlier email, I know that winds up drivers behind me so its only a quick squeez, just enough to feel it begin to bite - and anyway, do I really care about winding up the fekers behind me, I've just had to undertake them on the motorway, in the pissing rain, and thier doing 75 in the fast lane with nothing inside them - do I REALLY care???), but are also good once they start biting, just as Ex's Brembos. I remember the carbon lorrains didn't take as long to clear the water so they're going back on.
Just my 2p's worth...
|By Befbever on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 07:33 am:|
Yes, it does show you don't have a c*r license.
J/K, Dave! I'm with you! Ta for the comments.
Not good news for the PFM's actually. I like my brakes to bite at once, especially in the rain.
|By Exdukenut on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 03:12 pm:|
I've got the same rotors (cast iron Brembos) on my duke, and have had them for coming on 8 years. Without fault/problem, although after a ride in the wet they have the usual rust surfacing, ala like the bevel drive dukes that you have ridden previously, Bef.
They really are great, in all weather. I don't think they are the race cast iron as mentioned somewhere above, but I'm not sure here.
I'm sure that any rotors be they PFM, Braking, Brembo Cast etc are better in all conditions thatn the std stainless OEM ones. Jap stainless ones, are also shite by the way in the wet!
Good luck on your decision for a new bike Bef, and yes I agree, whatever you choose, "Exdukeit", ie make a good bike, an even better one, with the right options, just take all your good bits from the Falco, and put them on the new one.
P.S. I've just found some OZ RSVR wheels on Ebay here in Australia, which I've just bid on. Looking good for a Falco "Tuono-R" if I win the auction. Just couldn't help myself!
|By Cplus on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 06:03 pm:|
Another alternative might be Braking's wave rotors. I guy I know has 15k miles on a set, on a hard-ridden ZX-12R, and he's a happy camper. I hear they're a little sensitive to pad compound, but they work well and they don't warp. Just something else to think about.
|By Befbever on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 08:56 am:|
Thanks, Exdukie. But for the record, my T-Cat's brakes were awesome in both dry and wet.
I'd actually like to try out some different brands to make sure. I feel a trip to the dealer coming on!
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