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post #1 of 26 Old 06-23-2008, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Got my Galfers on! wave rotor pics

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No chance to test ride yet - the pads have to be bedded in for 100 easy miles or so anyway. Galfer claims the lighter weight (3+ lbs on our bathroom scale) will make turn-in easier because of less rotating mass and it should brake better from the wave engineering. I can't wait to feel the difference.

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What was the project cost?

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post #3 of 26 Old 06-23-2008, 09:53 PM
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Good God man...could you have made the photos any LARGER????



Seriously though, those are nice!!!
 
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no doubt. You have exactly 3 flies, 2 mosquitos, and a beetle in your radiator.
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Red face lifesize pics

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The phone modem people will have quite a wait for those pics. That's the size the camera is set up for I guess.

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Rotors were $530 plus shipping ($16 for me) at
Bulletbikez. Galfer sintered pads were $80 at Calsportbike (free shipping). Quick shipping from both vendors.

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Three pounds unsprung weight is a lot to lose. It should handle better.

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Looks great!

I do not wish to hijack your thread, but I will take a chance and ask my question here, since you may have recently done this reasearch in leading up to your rotor swap.

I am curious what other rotors (stock factory, from other makes & models) are a direct bolt up replacement for the stock units on my bike.

Perhaps it indicates on the packaging from Galfer what other models and years the rotors you purchased for your bike will fit? (I doubt that Suzuki would make rotors that would fit only one model).

My project is strictly cosmetic at this point; the stock rotors are corroded, and it would be neat to have something unique on there. I researched aftermarket rotors, but was floored by the cost. So, in typical Strommer fashion, I figured I could do a quick swap with some used rotors from another salvaged bike off of EBay that better fit my budget.

Thanks for any input.
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Brake Lines

Neat rotors.

I see you put in braided steel brake lines. Whose did you use? How did the install and bleed down go? Did you use a bleed tool or do it the old fashioned way?

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Neat rotors.

I see you put in braided steel brake lines. Whose did you use? How did the install and bleed down go? Did you use a bleed tool or do it the old fashioned way?

Thanks!

The lines are galfer too. I used a vacuum pump to pull the fluid down from the reservoir and bleed them at the same time. Wrapping a little teflon tape on the threads prevents sucking air into the system. There's a valve at the top and I bled that too (pumping brake lever). Very solid, first try!

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