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Old 01-24-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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Brake pads?

The stock ones SUCK!

Besides getting braided lines, what do y'all like for pads?
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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The stock ones SUCK!

Besides getting braided lines, what do y'all like for pads?

braided lines
Dude you should get some 2 finger braking and 1 finger stoppies seriously they are great

Pads EBC HH front may not want that much bite in the rear so just go with the organic EBC's
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patrick always hooks me up with the EBC HH pads. excellent..
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patrick always hooks me up with the EBC HH pads. excellent..
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Brembo brakes! I think they run kinda high though.
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I recently switched to Vesrah RJLs.... (sorry Patrick).

EBC is better than Ferodo imho, but the Vesrah's rawk.
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I would go with EBC double H or Ferodo racing pads...
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Todd, I really liked the EBC GFA pads I got from patrick. Had them for a year of trackdays. Very nice braking power with lower initial bite but excellent stopping power when you grab a handful.

Now I have Vesrah SRJL-17's. They have incredible braking power. Different feeling though. They have much mnore initial bite. Both are great. I need more time on the Vesrah's but so far I like them a lot.
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for the track, the GFA pads are great. I found they need a bit of heat to work well though. If you ride on the street a lot then go with HH
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i'm on EBC GFA's right now......feel great.

patrick should have your bike's pads in stock
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I use Galfer HH front and Galfer black back, chosen over the EBC. In researching, I found some complaints regarding ebcking plates tend to warp, and the pad material hasn't been changed for almost 10 years (can't tell me technology hasn't changed). I've found that Galfer provides EXCELLENT customer support when problems arise (a galfer rep replaced FREE a brake line that was intalled wrong causing damage to the banjo bolt). Take it for what you will
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Galfer makes an excellent product, as does Vesrah, EBC and Ferodo.
They all have good customer service as well.

As far as EBC pad material not changing in 10 years, don't believe everything you read on the internet.
EBC just changed / improved their race compound again just this year.
Back about 3 or 4 years ago there were some backing plate warping issues on a very limited amount of fitments when used in racing applications. To prevent it EBC went to a laser cut backing plate on those applications.


All of the above pads and a few more work very well.

In the end a lot of it comes down to personal preference in terms of feel, consistency, modulation and initial bite.

In order to take the most advantage of high performance pads, I also recommending upgrading the lines and brake fluid to something with a higher boiling point, i.e. Motul RBF or equivalent.
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The stock ones SUCK!

Besides getting braided lines, what do y'all like for pads?
it's probably not the pads. steel braided lines are a good place to start. if you really wanna stop on a dime ? get you sum full floating rotors. a company called "BRAKING" sells sum for your bike. they are pricey but they sure do work ! just ask my boy Jeff from LSTD. he had them on his 636. back to the pads... EBC HH's are good. we use to endurance race the 636 with them. but i thought the stock ones worked better for me. the stock ones have a quicker bite while the EBC's had a more gradual feel to them. i enduranced raced on both and i prefer the stock pads. just my 2cents
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Galfer makes an excellent product, as does Vesrah, EBC and Ferodo.
They all have good customer service as well.

As far as EBC pad material not changing in 10 years, don't believe everything you read on the internet.
EBC just changed / improved their race compound again just this year.
Back about 3 or 4 years ago there were some backing plate warping issues on a very limited amount of fitments when used in racing applications. To prevent it EBC went to a laser cut backing plate on those applications.


All of the above pads and a few more work very well.

In the end a lot of it comes down to personal preference in terms of feel, consistency, modulation and initial bite.

In order to take the most advantage of high performance pads, I also recommending upgrading the lines and brake fluid to something with a higher boiling point, i.e. Motul RBF or equivalent.
Thanks for your input, Patrick. I know I appreciate and will remember it.
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