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08-03-2008 12:39 PM
bjay51d
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

I seen a set of these on a busa at bike night.the owner wasnt around so i couldnt ask him the deal on them
07-27-2008 12:13 AM
bladeracer
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

I sent them a list of questions about rebuildability, spare parts, wear, pad compatibility, weights and such and they just responded with the usual hyperbole about them being fantastic and not actually answering any of my questions.
For me, they're a lot of money for way too many unknowns...
07-26-2008 9:43 PM
The Gerd
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

At the price these guys are selling those rotors it wouldnt hurt to pick em up and see, hell at that price, even if they were crap they could still look sexy hanging on a wall or something...

I personally never skimp on my brakes, they are pretty much the only other thing that I dont feel bad about spending cash on other than riding gear. Skimping on brakes can lead to some pretty bad consequences, worst case being the rotor cracks, gets warped and catches on your caliper sending you and your pretty ride into the air others are it could just warp and then you get crappy braking.

I'm not saying that all chinese imitations are bad, its just that they dont have the same regulations that legit manufacturers have to maintain to keep their asses out of the courtrooms. There have been some pretty nice imitation stuff from china that I've seen on bikes and cars, but in my case when it comes to my bike, im kinda like a chick with her Versace handbag, I like the names, Brembo, Galfer, and BrakeTech are pretty much the only stuff i would touch.

On a side note, after looking at the BrakeTech Ceramic Matrix Discs, I have only one question, has anyone ridden with carbon ceramic discs and are the differences between Iron and the ceramics really noticeable, or are they something that only that elite 1-2% of riders will ever need?
07-26-2008 8:19 PM
slickwill
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

3.5mm is SuMo thickness so I may use one of these for my current project. I'd be willing to give them a try. It will be a couple months though before I have any feedback. I have to leave town on Monday for five weeks so everything is on hold until I get back.


Edit: Just noticed the later post and the actual page where they say they are 5mm and 330mm. I need 320mm so I'll have to find something that works for my application.
07-26-2008 6:18 PM
bjay51d
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

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You mean like their world reknowned regulators and stators...or the cam lobes on the early VF's...
good point
07-26-2008 12:40 PM
D.S
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

My left rotor got slightly dented after forgetting the lock. It doesn't feel warped but it looks ugly and it's always on my mind when braking.. plus I always get a "you should replace that rotor" at the yearly vehicle inspection :p I'm thinking about getting the one on the link, noticed they also have it in gold but not sure how if it would look racy or bling..
07-26-2008 12:06 PM
bladeracer
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

What are you replacing yours for?
07-26-2008 11:58 AM
D.S
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

I'm waiting for a regulator AND a stator to arrive on the mail as we speak.. lol

yepp, I'm going to order rotors but need funds on my paypal account to clear.. in the meantime I'm googling for any hint that they might have quality issues..
07-26-2008 11:56 AM
Weasle1000RR
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

So, this all comes back to who is going to be the first to pick 'em up and give us a first hand review. Dimensions, quality, durability, improvement over stock. Any takers?? D.S???
07-26-2008 11:44 AM
bladeracer
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

I guess that means the thousands of owners that have replaced at least one must've been mistaken then?
07-26-2008 6:40 AM
sb1000rr
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

never had any probs with the cbr's ive owned.......
07-26-2008 6:28 AM
bladeracer
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

Or any other kind of CBR, VFR, etc :-)
07-26-2008 6:01 AM
sb1000rr
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

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Originally Posted by bladeracer View Post
You mean like their world reknowned regulators and stators...or the cam lobes on the early VF's...
regulators and stators, u must own a 929 blade.....lol
07-26-2008 5:59 AM
bladeracer
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

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do you really think honda is goin to put some dodgy (cheap probably) part on thier bikes that may fail?
You mean like their world reknowned regulators and stators...or the cam lobes on the early VF's...
07-26-2008 5:53 AM
sb1000rr
Re: What do we know about these ebay wave rotors

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Perhaps you're assuming that the more expensive something is the better the quality? By that reckoning you should be wondering why you're trusting your life to the ones Honda mass-produced for about twenty bucks each :-)
There's nothing mystical about brake discs.
no i dont think more expensive is always better, i trust proven performance and reliability. do you really think honda is goin to put some dodgy (cheap probably) part on thier bikes that may fail? ill go for honda over a taiwanese sweat shop every time...

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Originally Posted by nedro View Post
The best ones are cast Iron. Not much mystery there.
I saw a manufacturer tag on the rotors but couldn't make them out.
One thing though, If I were to buy wave rotors, I would only buy full floating rotors, not semi. Why spend the money to have neerly the same type of rotor as stock?

thats what i got now, cast iron full floaters, and u can feel the difference....
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