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    Anyone know who has the best price for brake rotors on a 91 kat?? I mainly need the rear but if I can get a deal on all 3 awsome. Most of the places I've looked are like 150 and up for the rear alone.

    Will other rotors fit from different suzukis like from a gsxr???
    Will Lemke (OOMPA)

  • #2
    You want new only or will used work?

    Either way, check ebay. EBC has some good stuff. There are some decently okay to use rears for cheap on ebay. And of course, always lots of used stuff.

    Krey
    93 750 Kat



    Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

    "I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

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    • #3
      Try hitting up Arsenic and see if he's selling an used, serviceable one.

      Rotor prices aren't cheap, in part because rotors are not designed to fail. Modern brakes work by depositing a layer of the friction material from the pad to the rotor, and then interacting between that layer and the pad. The only time rotors get eaten up is if something else gets in the equation (such as sand or hard grits of clay dust -- clean your brakes more regularly!), or if the pad is worn clean through to the backing plates...

      Cheers
      =-= The CyberPoet
      Remember The CyberPoet

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The CyberPoet View Post
        Try hitting up Arsenic and see if he's selling an used, serviceable one.

        Rotor prices aren't cheap, in part because rotors are not designed to fail.
        Trust me on this one... trashing a rotor takes a good bit of effort.

        My advice is listen to the super-computer in the basement of a major university in Florida, programmed by three generations of Katana design engineers and maintained by an army of science geeks... Cyber's right. go used - if it's clean and straight, it'll do fine.
        "Men will get no more out of life than they put into it."

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        • #5
          Also note that as long as the rotor is above minimum thickness (service limit), grooving doesn't matter -- the pads will bed to the grooves in the rotors.

          Originally posted by KatriderJim View Post
          My advice is listen to the super-computer in the basement of...


          Everyone knows there's no basements in Florida because of the water-tables!


          Cheers
          =-= The CyberPoet
          Remember The CyberPoet

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The CyberPoet View Post
            Try hitting up Arsenic and see if he's selling an used, serviceable one.
            I just sold a set for $49.99 + flat rate shipping. Ask the person with a rear for $150 if they are gonna buy you dinner first. My rear Galfer wave rotor was like half that much, NEW. Front Galfer waves, not so much, those were $500+
            Last edited by arsenic; 05-07-2009, 04:04 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The CyberPoet View Post


              Everyone knows there's no basements in Florida because of the water-tables!


              Cheers
              =-= The CyberPoet
              My bad... I was thinking of the basement of the Alamo.


              (leave it to a super computer to deceive people into believing that it doesn't actually exist... well, you don't fool me, dammit!!)
              "Men will get no more out of life than they put into it."

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