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Offline Dicey

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Brake pads
on: May 09, 2018, 09:55:54 PM
Anyone fitted new brake pads yet? And did you stick with brembos or go with something else. Happy with brembo but usually use ebc ,just checking to see what others use. Bike costing a fortune this month new rear tyre yesterday,shad luggage ordered today,12k service due, and brake pads required all part of the fun of motorbikes just wish it hadn't all come at once!!

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Re: Brake pads
Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 03:55:56 AM
I went with EBC Brakes FA209/2HH, they've worked great at past track days and are cheaper than stock. I had no complaints of the stock pads, those lasted 18,000+ miles including track days and performed excellent.

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Re: Brake pads
Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 07:20:50 AM
Brembo SC here, really happy and better than the stock (and cheaper) which I believe a re-branded Brembo SA pads.

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Re: Brake pads
Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 08:54:23 AM
I always go with EBC .
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Re: Brake pads
Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 08:56:53 AM
I never got on with EBC though its been a while since I tried them so they might have improved and I have heard reasonable things about the EBC GPFAX track pads.

I use Brembo on the road and SBS Dual Carbon on track.


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Re: Brake pads
Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 09:31:29 AM
Brembo for me but the bloody thing eats pads on my 4th set at 43000 miles  and they need replacing again. Goes through tyres n pads like no other bike I've owned certainly not a cheap bike on consumables.
Still absolutely love it though. :305:

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Re: Brake pads
Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 10:52:25 AM
Yep I did a set of pads in 10K miles too, rears too.

Edited to add

It is the heaviest bike I have had in a while and compared to my V4 and the triples I have had, it has very little engine breaking.

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Re: Brake pads
Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 11:34:21 AM
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
Yep I did a set of pads in 10K miles too, rears too.

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It is the heaviest bike I have had in a while and compared to my V4 and the triples I have had, it has very little engine breaking.

Heavy  :005: kinell apart from my SM my XR feels like a bicycle compared to the others,rear brake??? Does it actually do anything worse one i’ve Ever had absolute rubbish.
Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 11:36:09 AM by Winger

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Re: Brake pads
Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 11:42:09 AM
Knocking on 50KG heavier than my other bikes.

Yeah rear brake works OK with decent pads.


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Re: Brake pads
Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 11:54:11 AM
Rear brake works perfect just eats pads, I do tend to trail brake a lot when pushing on which I seem to do a hell of a lot on the XR. :001: