Braking brake rotors, any good?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by toybm, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. toybm

    toybm Active Member

  2. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    If you must go aftermarket, why not some Brembo t-drive?

    Or are you just liking the looks of the Braking?
  3. RM Racing

    RM Racing Tool user

    The stock rotors are really good.
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  4. toybm

    toybm Active Member

    Well maybe I should give more info.

    I was looking at a set of the Braking SK2 because they are a 320mm upgrade with spacers for approx. $500 CAD, so the price is good vs BrakeTech vs Brembo

    I am already running Stock rotors, Brembo MC, braided lines and HH pads but I find that after multiple hard laps my right arm starts to loose the will to squeeze (getting old). I was thinking that the bigger diameter would have me squeezing less throughout races and not killing my arm.
  5. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

    Vesrah pads. You'll lose the will to squeeze to prevent going over the bars. :D
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  6. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    a shitty HH brake pad on a nice rotor is still going to stop like shit. ditch them, scuff and clean your rotors, and put on some real race pads. i also like Vesrah over some other brands and am in love w/ the XX. u can find them cheap here

    re: your original question. ive seen a few racers use Braking rotors w/ no issues. but its not like they dropped a ton of time w/ new rotors.
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  7. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    MC and pads will make a lot bigger difference in the amount you have to squeeze than rotors. Larger rotors will potentially shed more heat if you are having problems with brake fade.
  8. RM Racing

    RM Racing Tool user

    Sounds like a leverage ratio issue, not a rotor diameter issue. What Brembo MC are you using?
  9. toybm

    toybm Active Member

    I've got a 19x18 with long lever. Thing is, I need to replace the rotors and thought why not go bigger as I'm getting them at a great price ($400usd for the kit) and possibly help add some leverage. I

    I thought the EBC HH was a good pad and i thought larger rotors provide greater braking for the same input squeeze.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017
  10. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    Naw, EBC HH is crap on the track. U are in for a treat after u switch.
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  11. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    Where are your fingers on the lever? If they're closer to the M/C as opposed to the end of the lever you're loosing out.
  12. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    To answer you're original question, I like Braking rotors, use them myself and put them on customer stuff.
  13. MV Rider

    MV Rider Well-Known Member

    I have them on my 750 with Brembo 19x18 and DP race pads with Motul fluid. Slowing down is not an issue.
  14. toybm

    toybm Active Member

    I think a switch is definitely in order. For some reason i was confusing the HH with GPFAX, and i thought i had good race pads. Switching now.

    As far out as i can get them, maybe i need to actually work on my grip strength over the winter.

    So plan is to change the pads to a real race pad, Vesrah or the like and get one of those squeezy things for the winter for my grip/forearm workout.

    Bact to the intial Q, as i am changing rotors anyway, any problem with choosing the Braking rotors performance/reliability wise?

    Thanks all.
  15. Pigman

    Pigman Well-Known Member

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  16. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    Another +1 for just starting with the pads. I normally run C60s on the track, but needed a set in a pinch, so I ran HHs. Definitely not in the same category. Faded quicker and needed more pressure to work.
  17. Pigman

    Pigman Well-Known Member

    09 1k upgrade for a GSXR
  18. borislav

    borislav Well-Known Member

    Brembo 19x18 master+Vesrah SRJL-XX+Braking SK2 rotors on my bike and braking is phenomenal. Braking was great with stock rotors too but had to replaced them because they were warped. Go for it you will be happy.
  19. mike-guy

    mike-guy Well-Known Member

    Don't know if it's been noted but bike would no longer be ss legal, assuming everything else is currently.
  20. toybm

    toybm Active Member

    I'm good for all my classes here, "Aftermarket brakes are allowed, provided they are mounted in a safe, secure manner."

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