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Hi everyone,

I just spoke with one of the design engineers for Galfer. Developing Galfer Wave Rotors for the Indian Scout has been approved! They say that building and testing the units normally takes 6-8 weeks. Eight weeks from now is right around February 1st, 2016.

Yessss!!

See? Having a big, persistent mouth can be helpful sometimes! I am so stoked! Their Wave Rotors are great at shedding water (per their original design intent), and that'll be great for us guys who ride in the wet climates (like South Florida and elsewhere). They'll be lighter, perform better in the wet and dry, look better, last longer, and will be less likely to warp.

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Hi everyone,

I just spoke with one of the design engineers for Galfer. Developing Galfer Wave Rotors for the Indian Scout has been approved! They say that building and testing the units normally takes 6-8 weeks. Eight weeks from now is right around February 1st, 2016.

Yessss!!

See? Having a big, persistent mouth can be helpful sometimes! I am so stoked! Their Wave Rotors are great at shedding water (per their original design intent), and that'll be great for us guys who ride in the wet climates (like South Florida and elsewhere). They'll be lighter, perform better in the wet and dry, look better, last longer, and will be less likely to warp.

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I can only imagine the improvements Wave Rotors + Pirelli Night Dragon tires would provide over the stock setup. Very cool.
 

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Galfer makes great products, looking forward to this. I'll definitely put the rotors for the Scout on my list. Maybe they'll come up with rotors for the Chief line, still think I'll go with their pads when it's time to replace on the RM.
 
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If I didn't mention before, Galfer already makes sintered pads for the Scout. They're the same part # as some Ducati and KTM bikes. Surprise, surprise. The Wave Rotors plus their sintered pads are gonna be great!

EDIT: I originally posted that the Scout brake pads were the same part #s as some of the Victory motorcycles. It looks like that's not correct. I confused a part 216 for a 261 when going by memory. My mistake. Anyway, the Scout brake pads are used on a lot of other bikes. They are not unique to the Scout, unlike the rotors.
 

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If I didn't mention before, Galfer already makes sintered pads for the Scout. They're the same part # as some of the Victory motorcycles. Surprise, surprise. The Wave Rotors plus their sintered pads are gonna be great!
I hope they offer a package deal.

FYI for those considering the pads (copied from Pinbike.com):

Sintered Pads
Sintered pads are made up of hardened metallic ingredients, which are bound together with pressure and temperature.

Pros
  • fade at a higher temperature than resin pads
  • better performance in wet conditions
  • last longer

Cons
  • louder
  • longer break-in time
  • not as much initial bite
  • heat is conducted through the caliper, not the rotor
These pads will be better if you are a heavier rider. These pads are recommended for riding in wet, muddy, or dusty conditions. They are also a lot better if you are running small rotors, or are on a long descend. Although they are more noisy, and do not have as much of an initial bite as organic pads, you will definitely notice the increased performance at the end of your run. This happens because the heat is put back through your caliper, rather than your disc where you would get brake fade. Since these pads are made of a harder compound they will last longer than resin pads, but do not buy these pads just because they last longer. Always buy the pad that will enhance your performance the best, they are cheap you can always buy more if they wear out.
Brake Pads - A break down of what you need to know - Pinkbike
 
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The news is .. they're not going to happen.

When I called to get an update from Galfer, I was told that their Director of R&D no longer worked there, and that they had no knowledge of, and no plans for, any Scout rotors. They apologized for the confusion. It was a very awkward phone call, to say the least. I still can't make sense of it.

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rotors will help only a little, what is needed is a 4 or better yet 6 piston caliper. conquest customs developed a mount to use a vic 4 piston unit on an octane but in conjunction with a bigger composite rotor + quite spendy $$$$$$. dual discs are great but whats needed to change over is $$$$$ even if they were on another scout or octane with them to source parts. a direct mounted 6 piston differential bore caliper on my traded 06 Porkster made a world of difference for about $450!!! Polaris needs to step up with good brakes, cheaper import bikes have dual discs!!!
 

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Maybe it's possible to find something compatible with Scout's brake rotors at Brembo or EPB or others.
 

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although a direct mount is best many calipers could work with only a proper mounting bracket, my 2012 bonnie uses an adapter as originally installed, prolly as cost savings as usual!!
 
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