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Galfer Rotor Maintenance

Maintenance Tips
  • Galfer Wave® rotors are made of a proprietary high carbon content 420 stainless steel. This steel has many great characteristics but due to the carbon content of the steel (which gives the rotor better memory retention and strength) some surface rust may occur.
  • When installing any Galfer Wave® rotor, they recommend you use the OEM factory torque specifications to the vehicle’s wheel. To maintain your warranty, you must use Galfer brake pads.
  • Offset the rotors (on dual front brakes) so they are not mirrored left to right on the Wave® profile. This will help in the feel of the system. They recommend getting your wheels rebalanced since many of their Wave® rotors do not weigh the same as OEM units. Galfer Wave® rotors usually “break in” after the first 100 miles. This process should be done with gradual braking at various speeds and pressures. Do not overheat the brakes.
  • All brake rotors tend to build up brake pad compound material over time. Pad build embeds itself into the disc and can retain heat, which promotes disc warping. To prevent this from happening, and to ensure your pads always brake on good and clean rotor surface, they recommend getting your discs bead blasted at least once a year. If you are racing or use the bike for heavy sport use, you may need to do this more times during the year. Give Galfer a call; they can help with this procedure. 805-988-2900