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post #1 of 15 Old 12-07-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Which brake rotors

My 2006 is at 20K miles and I am about to replace original front rotors.
Outside of OEM that go for $294 I found these two that fit my bike
Galfer at $275 and EBC at $223.
Which ones would you pick if you were an occasional track goer?
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Assuming those prices are per rotor, I would go with Braketech or Brembo.

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My '09 is at 56+K miles, and is still on the OEM rotors with no issues.....
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My '09 is at 56+K miles, and is still on the OEM rotors with no issues.....
'09 generation had thicker rotors than the '05-'06, so I imagine they last longer than the older ones. Plus since those 20k miles include some track miles, that's a lot more wear and abuse put on them as well.
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Brembo is sub $500 each, too rich for my pocket.
But BrakeTech looks solid.

Another option is Braking, does anybody have opinion on those?
https://www.bikebandit.com/aftermark...52706?m=149098
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Brembo is sub $500 each, too rich for my pocket.
But BrakeTech looks solid.

Another option is Braking, does anybody have opinion on those?
https://www.bikebandit.com/aftermark...52706?m=149098
500$? I don't think you're looking the right ones. Those are probably the T mounts or thinline.

Here are some from Italy:

PAIR OF FRONT BRAKE DISCS BREMBO SUPERSPORT 300MM FOR KAWASAKI ZX6R/ ZX6RR 2005> $441.98 * NO VAT PRICE

Brembo Serie Oro Brake Rotor 78B40840, one € 130,74

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EBC rotors are garbage. They make nice pads but I would not buy their rotors. If there's nothing wrong with your OEM ones, and they still measure to spec, there's no reason to change them.

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I'm not a fan of EBC. I'd go with either Galfer or Braketech. Brembo is nice of course but the most expensive option.

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You’re going to need to check on the wait time to get various brands of rotors for your bike; I waited about three months for my ‘12 zx6r to get Braketech rotors (after I ordered them). The wait time might help you decide.
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I was to order from sellers who have them in stock. but I have a bit of time until north east thaw
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'09 generation had thicker rotors than the '05-'06, so I imagine they last longer than the older ones. Plus since those 20k miles include some track miles, that's a lot more wear and abuse put on them as well.
I wonder how hard it is to source used '09-'12 rotors, and mount them to the '05 rim......

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What are the differences in rotors, between a ZX10 and a ZX6?

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What are the differences in rotors, between a ZX10 and a ZX6?
Different diameters. Can be a direct bolt on but may require caliper spacers. I have zx10r rotors on mine.
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I thought that would probably be the extent of it.... the biggest factor with brake rotor sizing is how much heat they have to dissipate, and how much mechanical advantage is desirable. Knowing that the ZX6 and ZX10 are near the same weight, and weight distribution, I would expect the brake rotors to be very similar in size.

Aren't Suzuki and Kawasaki using the same vendor for OEM wheels? Are the hubs of those wheels similar or identical? Outer rim width, diameter are the same, right..... 3.5" front, 5 or 5.5" rear?

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