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Those carbon brakes are lust worthy. Thing is, most people wouldn't even recognize them if they saw 'em. The average Joe likes the shiny bits (chromed rotors) better.
 

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The even sell the carbon rotors for the street, nowadays.
How much do those run? My brother is a master Mercedes mechanic and several of the Mercs have carbon brakes. He was telling me that a brake job (new pads only) can run about $5K. To quote Shaggy, "Zoiks!"
 

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That's got to be helpful. What would those street riders do without that extra 1/4 lb weight savings on the rotors?? LOL
It's a moot point anyway. The performance of carbon rotors is lost on 99.9% of the riders out there (yours truly included). Still, they are pretty cool.
 

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That's got to be helpful. What would those street riders do without that extra 1/4 lb weight savings on the rotors?? LOL
Gotta love trick components. Some clown locally bought a fancy set of wheels for his speed triple for about $800. So he takes them to Wright's for mounting and they quote him $50 per wheel. He decides to "save money" and do them himself. He returns a couple of hours later with the tires still not mounted but with ugly tool marks all over his $800 rims. LOL!
 

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That's got to be helpful. What would those street riders do without that extra 1/4 lb weight savings on the rotors?? LOL
It's the same thing when a custom chopper rides by with a rediculous rake. For a sportbike to have this type of setup on the street is the same thing it's just bling. Unless of course it pulls track duties as well.
 

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It's the same thing when a custom chopper rides by with a rediculous rake. For a sportbike to have this type of setup on the street is the same thing it's just bling. Unless of course it pulls track duties as well.
I really don't see a need for it on a trackday "fun bike", either. But hey! - I'm not gonna tell someone how to spend their money! I just dropped some coin on 8 Hoosier A6 285/30-18 race tires that won't last the summer..........
 

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If he's close to the track record I'd say he's getting the use out of them.
And what if the track record was set on some clapped-out old Gixxer with iron rotors and a chain so tired it made "clacketa-clacketa" noises as it went past?

Still think he's gettin' the use out of them?

As I was sayin' - a FOR FUN trackday bike that's not being actually "raced" - carbon/carbon brakes are a waste of money. BUT, how a man spends his money is his own bidness. I just gave an example of my own wasteful-spending to illustrate my point.
 

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Oh totally agreed. I highly doubt any clapped out gixer will hold a track record though. And don't get me wrong Iv seen alot of beat up bikes that are crazy fast, just made me realise how much i must learn.
 

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A-ha!! Finally admitting you're see things the way Klazy Ken does, huh?
You caught me! OK, ok....... I'll sell everything I own (including kidneys and liver) and give the proceeds to the DNC........
 

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Just a taste of bling, if I had no budget and could build a show bike it would wear these brakes, then Id take it to the track. That way it could be a show bike that actually did something besides just sit there at the burger barn.
 
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