With the new Project Lightweight well underway comes the need to upgrade the most important aspect of the bike. The braking system. For the last two years I’ve slowly upgraded to better and better parts. With each upgrade comes the benefits of that upgrade. For example: Pairing the master piston diameter with the braking system giving you the ability to choose the amount of lever feel your looking for through altering the bore size on the master. For 2011 the plan is to build the machine I’ve always wanted to build. Taking a 2004 Kawasaki 636 which has pretty much become the staple bike and revamping it for the times. The goal: Lightweight, more power, with maximum braking.
The plan is to completely revamp the entire front end. First starting with the front end itself. For the last 2 years Ive run a 2006 Kawasaki 636 model front end which has done well but the time to upgrade is here. For 2011 I will be going with a 2009 Kawasaki zx6r front end that is a lot more advanced then the 2006 model. High and Low speed dampening along with the Big Piston Forks should net me some much needed results. Having it massaged by Race Tech shouldn’t hurt either. From there its off to the braking system. After tons of success with the Galfer discs on the Hypermotard in near freezing temperatures the time to run aftermarket rotors has finally come. The plan is to run Galfers Superbike Wave Rotors. Not only are the rotors built way better than the stock units, they’ll also have better grip as well as dissipate heat faster. Not to mention the rotors themselves look bad ass!
Galfer Superbike Wave® rotors are made of a proprietary 420 high carbon stainless steel for increased memory retention during heat cycles.
Each Superbike Wave® disc is laser cut for precision and to eliminate the stress most other discs occur during stamped manufacturing, and cryo treated for longer lasting performance.
Patented Wave® design includes not only an outer Wave® but also an inner Wave® which equalizes heat transfer and dissipates much faster.
Galfer Superbike Wave® rotors feature full floating buttons which ensure optimum pad to rotor contact for maximum stopping force and feel.
In the end the journey of building the ultimate bike has consumed my life. With the upgraded front end, new rotors, new front master, and steel braided lines, the bike should feel amazing. Pairing this with the shaved weight and extra power should make for good times. Really good times! Now I’m stuck with the dilemma of not being able to build the bike fast enough. Sure I have a bike to ride in the meantime but the new bike is gonna be bad ass and Id be lying if I said I wasn’t ready to ready give it hell! Braaaap!