Galfer Brake Pads – Street / Sport / Racing

Do you currently have the right pads on your machine? How do you know which brake pads will best work for you, your abilities, and your type of riding style? Did you know that brake pads are built for specific types of riders and riding? Galfer produces many different brake pad compounds for every type of riding style. We have over 60 years of braking knowledge and we can’t stress this enough, one compound doesn’t always do the trick for every rider.  With that being said let us try to determine which pad best works for you.

Semi-Metallic / Organic Brake Pads / G1054 – Black
Our 1054 compound is the workhorse of our brake pad family.  It offers progressive feel and feedback and is GG rated (most OEM’s are only “G” Rated) which makes it a great overall brake pad. This compound is available for front and rear calipers. This compound is best suited if you commute to work, ride light trails or woods, or you just need some good brake pads.

Applications range from street, ATV, dirt bike, and cruisers. This compound is so versatile; many Karts use it as a race compound. This pad offers great longevity while limiting rotor wear. Great feel and modulation

  • Long-lasting and very little rotor wear
  • Good in wet and/or dry conditions
  • Over all a very versatile compound for almost every need
  • GG Rated

Kevlar® Brake Pads / G1532 – Green
Also GG rated the green 1532 Kevlar® compound is our top organic brake pad. It offers strong initial bite, linear progression, and fade-free performance that will stop you on a dime every time! It’s also our softest pad, providing the least amount of wear to rotors. This pad handles all the heat you can throw at it, and works great without needing to warm them up.
The G1532 can be used in all types of riding: street, dirt, race, and any combination of each. These pads better fit the needs of an aggressive rider.

  • Powerful, linear feel
  • Great modulation and control
  • Little rotor wear
  • Excellent on dry conditions
  • Overall a very predictable and fade-free compound
  • GG Rated

HH Sintered Advanced Ceramic Brake Pads
G1375 Compound
Our 1375 compound is the result of many long days at the race track and on our brake dyno. Based on Advanced Ceramics, this compound is meant for the track and offers unmatched stopping power at any speed in any weather. It offers very fast heat recovery for more consistent braking which in turn, gives the rider more “feel”. This is the pad of choice for most aggressive street riders and racers at the top of club levels and AMA contenders. These pads are easy on rotors since they do not have the same levels of metallics in them as many O.E.M. and after-market brands will. The 1375 compound features a ceramic-coated back plate which helps to dissipate heat away from the brake pad and reduces the amount of heat transferred into the caliper pistons and brake fluid. This gives you a cooler braking system that is able to withstand more heating cycles and deliver consistent braking. The perfect brake pad for track days, aggressive street riding and canyon runs.

The G1370 has all the great features of the G1375 compound with the exception of the ceramic coated backing plate. This pad is another great pad for canyons and aggressive street riding.

Designed as an alternative to our G1003 compound (see below). We designed this pad for pro-level riders who want more initial bite right up front. The sintered ceramic of this pad gives a VERY strong initial bite and then just keeps going. The bite is powerful without being too abrupt and provides a very linear progression to add control and predictability to the mix. This pad offers the same friction rating as our G1003 without the warm-up time. Use this pad for professional or top semi-pro road racing & super motard.

Not recommended for street use.

  • Advanced ceramic composites ready to withstand higher temperatures than regular semi-metallic carbon brake pads
  • HH friction rated compounds deliver excellent feel and modulation
  • Capable of handling almost any type of riding you throw at them

Metallic Carbon, Race Compound / G1003
Mat Mladin, Ben Spies, Tommy Hayden, Martin Cardenas, and Doug Chandler are just a few who are familiar with this brake pad. Up until a couple of years ago this pad wasn’t even available to the general public! Now, you can have the same compound that wins championships and helps to make these riders legends.

The G1003 compound features a laser-cut backing plate for EXACT fitment and limited stress to the material producing our most brilliant pad.  Our backing plates are heat treated and double-disc ground just like our rotors, making them perfectly flat.  This eliminates plate warping and allows the pad compound to remain in better contact with the disc.  This proven compound can reach friction levels as high as .72u!  This pad is progressive and will work better the hotter they get.

Not recommended for street use or for bikes under 600cc.

Three-time AMA Superbike Champion, Doug Chandler, said of the 1003 pads: “[they give] more bite and consistency than anything I’ve tried.”

John Hackett, owner of JHP Ducati Coventry and Managing Director of Ducati Coventry/JHP Racing: “I must say that this is the first time in five years we have used any braking product [...] better than the PFC and Brembo. On another note, from the confidence gained at this test, I will now be stocking your products in our retail showroom…”

  • Carbon-based composite for race use on stainless steel discs
  • Requires some heat to operate
  • Laser-cut, double-disc ground backing plates to assure perfect flatness
  • Easy to modulate, very progressive

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Rockstar Energy Suzuki SX – Galfer Team Profile

The Rockstar Energy Suzuki Team is running in the AMA Supercross Lites class and AMA 250 Motocross series. Riding the all-new 2011 Suzuki RM-Z250 for Rockstar Energy Suzuki is Martin Davalos and Ryan Morais in the West Coast and Ian Trettel and Jason Anderson in the East in Supercross.

Like all the teams Galfer works with we are proud supporter of the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Team. If you have yet to follow these guys make sure you do. With the season coming to an end the racing only gets better. The AMA Lites Class is a fierce and competitive series that will bring you to your feet with anticipation on the final laps. Some say the Lites Class is the hardest working combination of riders in all of Supercross. The racing field is full and the racing is intense, putting it all on the line for a win with nothing to lose and even plenty to prove.

Race schedules, TV times, results and more information can be found at:

Bobby Hewitt – Team Owner
Derek Sorenson -Team Coordinator
Jason Rosete – Mechanic
Ben Schiermeyer – Mechanic
Steve Westfall - Mechanic
Jamie Ellis – Mechanic
Rene Zapata – Mechanic

Martin Davalos #23

Martin Davalos, originally from Quito, Ecuador, is excited to be reunited with Suzuki after previously racing for them during his amateur career. In 2010, Martin had a strong year making it into the top five on multiple occasions racing in the East Coast Lites Supercross Series. Davalos also had some success in the 250 Outdoor Series.

Since turning pro in 2005, Davalos has been moving steadily toward a championship with a string of podium finishes. Having Rockstar Energy Suzuki behind him may be the missing piece to the puzzle for future titles. Martin is currently ranked 9th in the West Coast division of AMA Lites Supercross.

Personal Info
Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
Current Residence: Murrieta, California
Date of Birth: 1/15/87
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 155
Turned Pro: 2005
Motorcycle: Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z 250
Class: West Coast Lites Supercross

9th-place East Coast Supercross Series
9th-place Motocross Series
3th-place Atlanta Supercross
2nd-place Daytona Supercoss
13th-place East Coast Supercross Series
9th-place East Coast Supercross Series

Ryan “Mo” Morais #71

2011 is Ryan Morais’s second year on the Rockstar Energy Suzuki team. In 2010, Morais started the Supercross season strong; earning podium finishes in the first two races. Unfortunately, while in his heat race at Anaheim, Ryan was forced out of the next four races after another rider landed on top of him resulting in serious injury. He returned to the series for the last two events and finished in the top five at both.

In the past few years Ryan has had strong performances in, but has also suffered numerous injuries keeping him out of a Championship.  Currently Ryan is running 5th in points and is in reach to win the West Coast Lites Supercross Championship on his lightning fast Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250.

Personal Info
Hometown: Turlock, California
Current Residence: Murrieta, California
Date of Birth: 2/27/83
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 152
Turned Pro: 2002
Motorcycle: Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250
Class: West Coast Lites Supercross

Video Appearances
Transworld’s – Why
Stonespray Sandwich
Mini Warriors
Travis Pastrana’s Revelation 199

10th place – AMA Supercross Lites West Series (partial season due to injury)
3rd place – AMA Supercross Lites West Series
7th place – AMA Supercross Lites East Series
3rd place – AMA Supercross Lites East Series

Ian Trettel #77

Since the age of 4 Ian has dedicated his life to racing. With nothing but winning on his mind he had a successful amateur career winning over 50 national championships. Ian turned to to Suzuki at age 10 and has been dedicated to the brand ever since. Turning pro in 2010, he made his debut in Southwick and finished 14th overall with 16-10 finishes. 2011 is Ian’s first year on the Rockstar Energy Suzuki team.

At the 2011 Daytona season opener Ian was severely injured while in practice. He was taken to Halifax Medical Center, where he was place in a medically induced coma due to a brain injury.

Ian is currently recovering at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. He’s in his 3rd week of rehab and is making progress. Ian still has a long path of healing ahead of him and needs all the support he can get. If you would like to make any donations The Road to Recovery Foundation has set up a page for Ian to help his rehabilitation. 100% of all donations will be given to Ian for his rehabilitation. Verb Moto is also selling t-shirts and wristband for Ian and he will also be receiving 100% of the proceeds. His family has said Ian loves getting “Get Well” cards and reads them all.

If you wish to donate or send cards please you the link and address below.

Please send letters or cards to:
Shepherd Center
Attention: Ian Trettel
2020 Peachtree Road NW.
Atlanta, GA 30309

Road 2 Recovery Foundation – Ian Trettel

Ian Trettel – Wristbands – $5

Ian Trettel – T-shirts – $20

Personal Info
Hometown: Silver Springs, Florida
Residence: Lake Elsinore, California
Date of Birth: 2/19/1992
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 150
Turned Pro: 2010
Motorcycle: Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z 250
Class: East Coast Lites Supercross

AMA Motocross Pro Debut – Southwick 16-10
Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National – 1st in 250 A, 2nd in 250 A-Pro sport
Mini O’s – 1st in 250 A, 1st in 450 A, Dunlop Silver Tire Award, Pro Circuit Platinum Pipe Award.
Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National – Placed 1st every moto of 85 12-13 stock and 85 12-13 Modified

Jason Anderson #156

New Mexico’s Jason Anderson was also added to the Rockstar Energy Suzuki this year. Thanks to his Grandpa who bought him his first bike Jason has been riding since he was 6. Since then he’s been tearing up the road to success, entering his first national races in 2000.

Jason has racked up many notables including AMA Youth Rider of the Year, and the AMA Horizon award for most outstanding and promising rider at the 2010 Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships. Jason is currently ranked 9th in the East Coast division of AMA Lites Supercross.

Personal Info
Hometown: Edgewood, NM
Residence: Murrieta, CA
Date of Birth: 2/17/1993
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 160
Number: 156
Turned Pro: 2010
Motorcycle: Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z 250
Class: East Coast Lites Supercross

Several amateur titles, including the AMA Horizon award given at Loretta Lynn’s.
Rode for the Kawasaki amateur program in 2010.
Rode for the KTM amateur program from 2008 to 2009.
Rode for the Suzuki amateur program from 2003 to 2007

Team Sponsors
Rockstar Energy Drink
One Industries
DC Shoes
Hinson Racing
Works Connection
Mechanix Wear
Light Speed

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Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki – Galfer Team Profile

Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki Racing is a grand slam concoction of some of the hardest working crew members and riders in the business with the success of seven consecutive Superbike championships. In 2010 Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki Racing had a monumental year and fully plan to carry that momentum into 2011. Like many of the race teams we are working with this year, Galfer will be sitting front row offering our full support for another exciting race season.

Returning to the team for 2011 are talented riders Tommy Hayden and teammate Blake Young. Both have already set the tone for this season kicking it off with Blake taking wins in both Daytona races, while Tommy joined him on the podium for a second and a third place at both events. With Daytona wrapped up and in the books Blake is sitting on top of the series in the points lead while Tommy is not far behind in third with only 14 points of separation.

In 2010 Tommy Hayden celebrated his best AMA Superbike season ever, with a podium finish in nearly every race. He is focused on improving an already notable performance in 2011 and is poised to make a strong run for the title this year.

Blake Young also stepped it up last year with his best AMA Superbike season. Winning his first Superbike race early in the season and simultaneously sweeping the weekend in the process. Unfortunately a fractured L-1 vertebra left Blake sidelined for three rounds after a crash during a test session at Barber. Showing huge dedication Blake still managed to finish the season in sixth

Both Hayden and Young’s main focus will be looking to improve on consistency and their overall performance. Both piloting perhaps the best superbikes on the field will prove to be a dominating force of brilliance.

Tommy Hayden #22 Superbike
Born: July 14, 1978
Residence: Kentucky
Height/Weight: 5’7″/142 pounds
Marital Status: Married
Current Racebike: Suzuki GSX-R1000
Crew Chief: Daisuke Hashimoto
Head Tech: Dave Sanders
Chassis Tech: Rhett Lougheed
Engine Techs: Henry Yokota and Steve Meyer
Electrical Tech: Toshimistu Baba
Racing Highlights: 2-Time AMA Supersport Champion (2004, 2005)

Tommy Hayden got his start after he turned three and immediately started riding and racing flat-track on a 50cc motorcycle with training wheels. Like most of today’s Pros, Hayden started out racing at local venues and by the time he was five, he was doing well enough to start racing regionally. With dreams of success and hopes of better career opportunities Tommy started his roadracing venture at eleven years old and turned pro at 16.

Blake Young #79 Superbike
Born: September 20, 1987
Residence: Madison, WI
Height/Weight: 5’8″/135 pounds
Marital Status: Single
Current Racebike: Suzuki GSX-R1000
Crew Chief: Peter Doyle
Head Tech: James Hashimoto
Chassis Tech: Bryce Elkelberger
Engine Techs: Henry Yokota and Steve Meyer
Electrical Tech: Herschel Auxier
Racing Highlights: 4th place overall AMA Superstock (1 victory, 4 additional podiums) 4th place overall AMA Supersport (1 victory)

Blake began riding at the early age of four. His father, who owns a motorcycle dealership in Madison, Wis., puts forward much effort to help younger riders get their start including Blake and his older brother. With this support year after year, Young graduated up a size in motorcycles, eventually becoming a road racer at age 14. He became an AMA pro road racer at 16 years of age and now at the age of 24 has all the right ingredients to bring his Rockstar Makita Yoshimura Suzuki 1000 to a championship.

Sponsors: Suzuki, Rockstar, Makita, Yoshimura, Motorex, Renthal, Catalyst, Galfer, BMC, NGK, RK, Fabbri



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A Better Line Up

Brake lines are brake lines right..? WRONG! High quality steel braided lines are essential to braking on all platforms.

Why a steel braided line? A rubber line will expand under extreme amounts of pressure especially when under constant braking. A steel line will hold its integrity ruling out any possibility of line expansion or failures under pressure vastly improving feel at the lever, and utilizing the calipers full potential thus, improving overall braking performance.

A Galfer steel braided line is manufactured with the best materials available. Our hose is constructed from U.S. grade Teflon and steel. It’s essential to use premium grade materials to ensure quality without any compromises. It’s also important not to cut corners with the banjo fittings.

A banjo fitting is the perforated hollow bolt that allows fluid to transfer from the master cylinder to the caliper. Depending on the application these are molded from high-grade: steel, copper, aluminum, or titanium and are located on both ends of the brake line.

We have been producing lines for over two decades. We have countless hours in research and development to produce our lines. We work extensively with race teams to test every component under every circumstance to ensure function and durability before the line is even available to the general public for purchase. Our lines should last a forever and we stand by this with a LIFETIME warranty.

If you’re considering upgrading your brake lines visit any online motorcycle stores or check with your local dealer. We offer a variety of color combinations to enhance the look of your machine.

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