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.
@rcannon409 I can recall a Jack Lambert for the Steelers, believe he was part of the dirty defense of the 70s. I remember not liking him and all being a Cowboys fan. Also recall hearing of his introduction into the hall of fame.
I'll have to look Martin Up.
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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?
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.