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Old 01-26-2016, 11:43 AM   #1
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Brake Pads comparisons.

In an effort to talk Motorcycles on a Motorcycle forum,

help me pick a set of Brake pads for the ZG1400.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-2014-Ka...FWeHye&vxp=mtr


http://www.ebay.com/itm/EBC-HH-Front...FSz-Ur&vxp=mtr


http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-REAR-B...JWIYFw&vxp=mtr


what are ya'lls opinions of each.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:01 PM   #2
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Very timely since I need some rear pads for my 919.
I would tend to lean to EBC since they are a known and respected brand. I don't have a problem paying a little extra for critical bike parts. I justify the extra money by doing the work myself and saving labor costs.
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I just bought the EBC HH on amazon last weekend, they should be here tomorrow. I will report back with my initial impressions once I get them on. I bought them primarily because they had good reviews and are supposed to be less prone to fade.
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I only run the double sintered. Stop great and easy on the rotors. Avoid organic pads unless you like squealing and lots of brake dust.
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I like the sintered for the performance/value.

double HH is ridiculous expensive and you're not racing the 14, are you?

the semi-metallic may perform just fine but for a few more bucks I'd go with the EBC sintered.
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I'll probably take heat for this but absolutely nothing wrong with your first choice, i.e. D2Moto, Volar or other Chinese made HH sintered pads. I used them on my V-Strom and were better than the EBC organic pads I removed. I have them on my Tenere and better than the stock Yamaha pads. People will say "I don't skimp on safety items" tires, brakes, etc. And neither do I, but spending more money doesn't always buy you better performance and safety.

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I'll probably take heat for this but absolutely nothing wrong with your first choice, i.e. D2Moto, Volar or other Chinese made HH sintered pads. I used them on my V-Strom and were better than the EBC organic pads I removed. I have them on my Tenere and better than the stock Yamaha pads. People will say "I don't skimp on safety items" tires, brakes, etc. And neither do I, but spending more money doesn't always buy you better performance and safety.

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I like the sintered for the performance/value.

double HH is ridiculous expensive and you're not racing the 14, are you?

the semi-metallic may perform just fine but for a few more bucks I'd go with the EBC sintered.
no i do not. i ride well enough i rarely have to brake real hard
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EBC HH pads stop really well cold, I will have to get them warm another day and see about the fade resistance.
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I would never, ever run EBC after what I've seen. Vesrah is the best, I've heard SBS is good, too.
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I'm running CL brakes this year on my race bike. (formerly known as Carbone Lorraine) Last year I had the EBC HH sintered pads. I liked them fine, just wanted something more consistent. I will say that your fluid will suffer before the EBCs start to fade if you are not running a specified high temp brake fluid.
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I'm running CL brakes this year on my race bike. (formerly known as Carbone Lorraine) Last year I had the EBC HH sintered pads. I liked them fine, just wanted something more consistent. I will say that your fluid will suffer before the EBCs start to fade if you are not running a specified high temp brake fluid.
I used EBC HH for years and after using the CL XBK5's I said "never again."

The CL's (XB) have less initial bite, but a far more consistent lever pressure/braking output that do the EBC's.

Put simply the EBC's bite hard but dont have the feedback of the CL's. I run them on my trackbike (ZX6) and my FZ1 street.

HH's are the 1000cc twin
XBK5's are the 600 I4
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I'm using EBC HH front and rear on my SV650. No problems.
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EBC HH pads are for street use, if you're using them fof track use you're missing the boat.
Track use should look into either EBC EPFA HH (good for track days or endurance bikes) or GFA HH pads (Race pads), which have much more aggressive bite as pressure is applied.
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i've tried the d2moto volar pads, and i believe they were organic/semi-organic, you may want to pass those up, since the above poster mentioned the sintered d2moto pads are ok i may try those, but i think last time i got some EBC pads up front and they are pretty nice dunno if they justify the price however, i'll find out on my next pad change when i try the d2moto sintered pads
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The EBC HH pads didn't have too harsh of a bite, I tried some emergency braking today and felt confident if I did grab some lever I could probably keep front traction. People's negative review said that the backing was too flimsy and prime to warp, although my backing looks to be almost 2x as thick as the stockers??? Perhaps they make them a bit differently now.
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