Tried New Pads...Should I try a new Rotor?

7 replies to this topic
  • twenty34

Posted January 11, 2007 - 07:39 PM


So I was looking for better stopping power on the front and have tried sintered pads, but they really didn't seem to help that much or as much as I had hoped.

I was considering going to a larger front rotor. Do you think this will help much and do you have any recomendations? I was looking at the GYTR and EBC :lol:

06 YZ450

  • grayracer513

Posted January 11, 2007 - 08:07 PM


Oversizing alone will help. EBC rotors are made from carbon steel rather than stainless, and this fact will also increase stopping power, although you may find that the rotor wears a little faster, and you'll have to keep after the rust.

  • x_racer_916

Posted January 11, 2007 - 08:14 PM


A larger rotor is the way to go. I have an oversized EBC on my 06 450 and it works great. Very strong braking. The EBC is a 280mm disk and the GTYR is 270mm. I would like to try the GTYR since the EBC is almost too strong for me. I don't think you will be disappointed with either one.

  • Wyatt

Posted January 11, 2007 - 08:17 PM


Large rotor = large stopping power

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  • twenty34

Posted January 11, 2007 - 08:42 PM


consensus seems to suggest that Larger rotor is the way to go. :lol:

Thanks for the replies....:confused: :crazy: :lol: ;)

  • StPeters21

Posted January 11, 2007 - 10:51 PM


i have the large one1!!!!!!! Its awesome!!!!! The 06 needs a better front brake for sure.

  • Budlite

Posted January 12, 2007 - 06:42 AM


The GYTR is not a floater while the EBC is. I would choose the EBC because of its resistance to bending in a crash.

  • twenty34

Posted January 14, 2007 - 08:42 AM


The GYTR is not a floater while the EBC is. I would choose the EBC because of its resistance to bending in a crash.

So there are a few different EBC rotors available. Are the Countour SX rotors larger than a stock YZ rotor? It doesn't say on their site, only that it's carbon material.

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