Better front rotors for 950 Adv?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by VintageThumper, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. VintageThumper

    VintageThumper Gotta ride!

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    I have two sets of wheels for my 950, and the front rotors have warped somewhat on both front wheels. Have any of you tried aftermarket rotors for these bikes? And if so, how well do they work, compared to the OEM units?

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  2. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    Aparently (as reported somewhere else on this forum) the 990 rotors are floaters and are a direct bolt-up. I could look this up for you but I'm very lazy and my rotors haven't warped yet.
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  3. Tim McKittrick

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  4. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Got these and like 'em..................................



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    Galfers. Not stupid expensive either! Something like 140.00 each.
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  5. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    I can't find a pair for under $575
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  6. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Just checked where I got mine, "CYCLE BRAKES" part# df672flw for the wavey jobs like mine and the price now is listed at $189.00 each.
    Give 'em a call Monday!
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  7. Monty_Burns

    Monty_Burns Excellent.

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    How resistant to warping are those wave rotors? :ear
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  8. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    I won the Rally Tennessee last year (all tarmac) with some very hard braking into the chicanes and I suppose if they were going to warp, they would have then. But I have never tried doing a track day with them.....................................................................yet!
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  9. VintageThumper

    VintageThumper Gotta ride!

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    Thanks for the tip, and the follow up on their performance. I'll give 'em a call. BTW, the rear rotor to match these fronts is a DF703.

    Which pads do you run with these?

    VT

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  10. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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  11. VintageThumper

    VintageThumper Gotta ride!

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    I'm on fence between getting the Galfer wave rotors or the KTM floating rotors from the 990.

    Have any of you guys with the 990 Adventure had any issues with warping your front brake rotors?
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  12. JohnEric

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    I had brembo rotors warp twice on my ducati st4s and now i have warpage on my 950. You can be sure I won't replace them with any kind of brembos. Eric
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  13. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    The wave rotors are supposed to be much better for cooling & ejecting mud/dirt from the braking surface.
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  14. Kawidad

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    Even if they don't work better, they sure look tasty.:evil
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  15. Pyndon

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    Stock 950 Rotors (front and rear).........Warped after 10,000miles

    Braking Wave Rotors (front)...........Warped after 30,000 miles
    Braking Wave Rotor (rear)...........Still good after 30,000 miles

    Galfer Wave Rotors (front and rear).......... :ricky Feedback to follow as I have not got many miles on them yet. It will be a good comparison.

    Replacing your disks before the brake pads wear out gets old after a while :D

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  16. Pyndon

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    Galfer Waves and Braking Waves are floating too. FYI
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  17. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    I'm fighting with warped front rotors too.
    Put new EBC's on and no improvement. Bad right out of the driveway.
    Went looking deeper and I found axial runout on the rotor mounting pads of the hub! (.005 left, .003 right).
    Not sure how that happened. Not from crashing (I havn't crashed this bike!) Rim is "used" but checked out OK at the shop; they didn't think the rim was a problem.

    So next is to get the axial runout out of the hub and retry with the new rotors.
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  18. VintageThumper

    VintageThumper Gotta ride!

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    I replaced the front rotors on my 950 with the 990 floaters. The 990 rotors have large rivets (allowing the rotors to float) that stick out too far to clear the 950 caliper hangers, and they'll rub. No doubt the cleaner set up would have been to replace the hangers with the 990 units, but I didn't have time to order them before a trip I had planned, so I went for the backyard method. I ended up grinding a trough about 2mm deep in the hangers to clear the 990 rivets. I've put about 4,000 miles on them, and they're working fine. I'm not recommending the grinding method, but wanted to post this to let everyone know the 990/950 rotors aren't a 1:1 swap without addressing the caliper hanger situation.
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  19. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Been here awhile

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    Thanks to all for the info in this thread.

    At about 15,000 miles my '05 950 Adventure is pulsing pretty badly - its been developing for a while.

    I just ordered the Galfer wave rotors and Galfer green pads from cyclebrakes.com.

    I'll report on them when theyt arrive and I get them installed.
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  20. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Been here awhile

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    Good news: I got the Galfer wave rotors I ordered from cyclebrakes.com.

    Bad news: They don't quite match.

    Don't know why, with the same part number, one would have a black anodized carrier and one wouldn't, but there you have it.

    I know its just cosmetic, and not 1 in 100 people would notice, but when spending that kind of money I want them "just so".

    I just emailed cyclebrakes.com to see if they could find me another with the black anodized carrier, which I prefer.

    More to follow...

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