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post #91 of 194 Old 11-08-2019, 08:44 AM
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On the round rotors, are they better? Is the wave/petal rotor a little more expensive? Why would they switch back if wave is the rage.
I have no clue. After the pad change I felt our brakes were very good being factory.
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Apologies if this has been answered. Do we know yet what the difference is with the SE model?(besides colour) Do we know if this will have the same "self healing" paint that's on the new Versys?

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On the round rotors, are they better? Is the wave/petal rotor a little more expensive? Why would they switch back if wave is the rage.
You can debate the pros and cons of wave rotors all day long but one thing is for sure.....round is cheaper to make.
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Apologies if this has been answered. Do we know yet what the difference is with the SE model?(besides colour) Do we know if this will have the same "self healing" paint that's on the new Versys?
The se model here in Canada difference is the paint colour only. I just ordered the emerald green.
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Round vs wave? I think Chrispy gave a great answer, in cost.

From my own experience, i very much prefer the feel of round rotors. The galfer rotors i used had a huge intial bite, and that halfway sucked. You got used to it, but it was not great. They also shredded pads about twice as fast as normal. If someone wants to try Galger, for hell sake contact me. I have a really nice set in 310mm diameter. No reason to pay full price. They would have been awesome on my sv650 when i had shit calipers and had no clue about master cylinder ratios...( we will pretend i do now).

Im not sure the original kawasaki rotors had enough of a wave shape to matter? They always felt pretty smooth. The only fully round rotors ive tried are brembo, so maybe this isnt fair to say, but i would gladly pay more for round. If there were advantages to the wave, Brembo would have offered it.....although Galfer has a patent. Maybe they were bit willing to pay those fees?
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Huh ? Never saw mention of this before.....

"The Ninja 1000SX features many enhancements that allow for a smoother engine feeling. One major
feature is the secondary balancer on the engine crankshaft, which helps to reduce vibration."

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This sounds very familiar when they had a "new" counter balancer on the 2014s when they were announced. Same as the 2011s but somehow it became new. We can always hope.

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The parts diagrams for all N1K model years have a sub-section called "Balancer". The only item which appears to be different, based on the part number, is the actual rotating balancer weight itself. 2011 through 2013 share a common part number, and 2014 - 2019 share a different p/n. The 2020 diagram hasn't posted up yet.
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This sounds very familiar when they had a "new" counter balancer on the 2014s when they were announced. Same as the 2011s but somehow it became new. We can always hope.
Kenors, by Kawasakis count, are we at 3 balancers, or is it four? They try to add one everytime the bike gets revised.
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This sounds very familiar when they had a "new" counter balancer on the 2014s when they were announced. Same as the 2011s but somehow it became new. We can always hope.
Back then I think they mistakenly claimed rubber front engine mounts.
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