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Old 06-21-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago I posted that some friends and I were going to Barber Motorsports Park to do a double trackday. My GSXR 750 needed new brakes, so naturally I called Patrick to see if he could replace my Vesrahs.
He convinced me that, although he could get the Vesrahs that I should try EBC GFAs instead. Based on his recomendation (and that he gave me the "new best friend good deal") I went with the EBCs.
WOW, those are some awesome brakes. Seriously, 1 finger braking from 130+ was easy and more than once I had the rear tire dancing off the ground.
I cannot recommend them more highly. If you have a track/race bike that needs brakes you really should consider these. Even thoght vesrah race brakes are considered to be great, I felt a noticable improvement in feel consistancy and performance with the EBCs.
Thank you Patrick for the recommendation, you were right.
If anyone is interested I will give a full report about Barber later.
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:16 PM   #2
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I am interested in your report from Barber. When will you post it? I will be attending the double Trackday at Barber on Aug 18 & 19 with a few friends. Did you get any video or pics?
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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I got picks.
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Ohh...pics...cant wait..
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im interested in your opinion of the ebc's, i like the fingertip description, do they gradually get more and more progressive or do the grab hard and loosen a bit...i like brakes progressive, i really like the HH's.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:18 PM   #7
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The EBC GFAs have a strong initial bite then very progressive feel. Very controllable.
I have the HHs on my FZ1 (same brakes as R1) and while I thought I like them, they require more input (lever squeeze) and just aren't as strong or confidence inspiring.
Now that I have used the GFAs the HHs seem a little tame. I don't think they wuld work well on the street though. It's like they get better when they are hot. Much like your girl.
J/K they are nice tho'.
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I agree on the GFA's. Patrick sold them to me for my track bike and they made an incredible difference in my braking ability. Once I added SS brake lines to the mix, wow, it feels like a different bikes when on the brakes. Very progressive and controllable and yes you can use 1 finger braking, although I prefer to use 2.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:31 PM   #9
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:26 AM   #11
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how much were those pads?
Patrick gave me a good deal, but since in your sig it looks like you work there your price will likely differ.

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