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Old 05-14-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Time for new brakes, what to get? 04 zx6r

I'm at around 22k miles on my bike and it's about time to start replacing parts, brake pads being one of them. I do some street riding and 1 or 2 track days per month. Looking for something that'll be an upgrade to the stock pads I have on there right now.

Any suggestions on what brands to look out for?
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I have used Galfer pads but recently switched to EBC to try them out. Both are excellent pads and I couldn't be happier.
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im usin ebc HH and they work fine once theyre warmed up
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What's up Costas.. I was going to suggest EBC pads, as I've used them on my cars and on my bikes, and had absolutely no regrets. The HH pads can make a light humming-squeal (similar to finger around a wine glass rim) at very low speeds - like coming to a stop sign. The XR does that but the R1 does not. Good quality stuff.

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awesome, looks like i'll go with the EBC pads. thanks a bunch MH'ers =)

edit: scott, i'm down for that, got a lot of little things i need to switch out, but most importantly, valve adjustment and throttle body sync at the end =X
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Costas,
I've actually been looking at upgrading my pads too from stock on a 600RR. From what I've read at 600rr.net, many (track and street riders alike) swear by the Vesra RJL pads. A few, not many, seem to get on the EBCs for their "whirring" noise.
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Squanto you might try cleaning your calipers real good and lubing the sliding bolts (VERY carefully). The squealing may go away after that.

Costas, call Patrick @ Motorcycles Unlimited, you will find the info in the sponsor forum. He will steer you to the brakes you need. He gives a discount to MHer's and if you have his guys install them, they do excellent work at great prices.
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Hmm... my stock ones do make some squeaking noise right now and although it's not related to the noise mentioned on the EBC's, any kind of noise that isn't coming from the exhaust tends to annoy me sometimes. Might have to look into the Vesra's as well, thanks for the input.

Edit: i forgot about patrick, i have to go there in a week or so to get some stuff done to the bike, i'll ask him as well while i'm there.
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Squanto you might try cleaning your calipers real good and lubing the sliding bolts (VERY carefully). The squealing may go away after that.
Yeah it's all been done. Most manufacturers of Metallic sintered pads say that there will be some noise and that it is normal. Everyone that hears the mustang stops and says "dood you need to get those brakes checked!" I just giggle to myself.
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vesrah RJL's (race pads) and about (front 2 rotors) $190 give or take

EBC GFA's (race pads) are about $100 give or take

i have ridden on both pads.....EBC has more of a progressive bite, vesrah's have a harder initial bite. but again, i'm speaking about the full on race pads listed above. for street use and occasional trackday, you don't need the race pads.
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Yeah it's all been done. Most manufacturers of Metallic sintered pads say that there will be some noise and that it is normal. Everyone that hears the mustang stops and says "dood you need to get those brakes checked!" I just giggle to myself.
Ya. I remember you mentioning this to me when I bought them. But I really haven't noticed much noise with my HH pads on the R6. In fact, my galfer pads seemed noiser than these. (and I could be crazy but it seemed like every time they were noisey the bike had been driven in the rain the day before). Have you tried these pads on the 675 or the R1?
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vesrah RJL's (race pads) and about (front 2 rotors) $190 give or take

EBC GFA's (race pads) are about $100 give or take

i have ridden on both pads.....EBC has more of a progressive bite, vesrah's have a harder initial bite. but again, i'm speaking about the full on race pads listed above. for street use and occasional trackday, you don't need the race pads.
Very accurate description between the 2. I prefer the harder initial bite but thats' just a matter of preference and application.

Either way you can't go wrong.
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brembo, if you have around 2-3k to drop
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brembo, if you have around 2-3k to drop
pretty sure she meant just pads. lol.
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maxi pads.. they soak up the heat better... and provide a sticker bite
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I've got an 06 636, and upgraded the stock pads to EBC HH. They brake really well, heat up pretty fast. Yeah they do squeak a bit, and I've noticed some discoloration on my rotors, BUT the rotors are smooth, no scratching. That is also another normal thing EBC's do from what I hear, the squeaking and rotor discoloration. I'm happy with their performance. I also have Galfer SS lines front and rear.
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