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Old 10-06-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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Brake pad help

I need to replace my pads on my 06 GSXR 750. I was wondering where would be the best place to get them and where you guys normally buy them. Also, what kind of pads, I was looking at getting EBC Sintered HH. I've never changed brake pads before so your help and opinions would be a great help. Im not looking to track or anything, but just want some decent pads since mine are running thin. Ive searched the forum and couldnt really find anything too helpful.

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Old 10-06-2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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Personally I like the EBC Sintered HH. They are quieter than the Galfers I used to run. I get mine from Cycle Gear. They usually have what I need in stock and run about $30/pair before tax. New pads take no time to install, if you need any help and are on the south side me know and I can lend a hand one evening.
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Personally I like the EBC Sintered HH. They are quieter than the Galfers I used to run. I get mine from Cycle Gear. They usually have what I need in stock and run about $30/pair before tax. New pads take no time to install, if you need any help and are on the south side me know and I can lend a hand one evening.


agree. I bought the Galfers on mine and they tend to be sqeeky. Get good shoes
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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Personally I like the EBC Sintered HH. They are quieter than the Galfers I used to run. I get mine from Cycle Gear. They usually have what I need in stock and run about $30/pair before tax. New pads take no time to install, if you need any help and are on the south side me know and I can lend a hand one evening.
Oh, Cyclegear has them in stock? I saw on their website that you have to phone in the order. Thanks for the offer to help, I'll let you know.
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Oh, Cyclegear has them in stock? I saw on their website that you have to phone in the order. Thanks for the offer to help, I'll let you know.
Not sure what you side of town you are on but I go to the Gulf Fwy location and both times they have had the ones I needed on the shelf. Just give them a call and tell them your bike year/make/model and that you are looking for EBC HH Sintered pads (front and/or back) and they can tell you if they have them. If they don't have them they usually order them from their warehouse in TX and they are in 1 or 2 days and no charge for shipping.

Also depending on how your brake fluid looks you might want to replace that too. I replace my fluid when I do my brakes just cause it's easier to do it all at once and I like to keep the fluid nice and clean and not black/brown. (BTW do NOT drain and then refill. You have to gradually replace it by filling the reservoir, bleeding, and repeating til fluid is clean and clear being careful not to let the reservoir go completely empty or you will have a pain in the on your hands) If you do this, this is where a MityVac becomes real handy.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
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I believe I will call Cycle Gear tomorrow, I'm in the SW near sugarland and there is one near me close to eximports. I wasn't planning on changing my fluid b/c it still looks pretty clear and yellow. Thanks for the tip though. One of my best friends is a mechanic so he can help me bleed the brakes if its necessary. So the EBC's seems to be a good choice? Anyone else have any other opinions, not saying pyro's arent good, just wondering if anyone else has anything else.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:36 PM   #7
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If you can afford the vesrah pads get them.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:41 PM   #8
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If you can afford the vesrah pads get them.
LOL, I dont even think I want to know how much those will cost if you have to say that, Im sort of on a budget and I dont need anything hardcore, just for street riding.
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like pyro said, the ebc hh will be your best choice.
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they can take care of you on the EBC pads. their prices are worth the drive...if not, i'm sure they will be willing to ship them to you and STILL SAVE YOU MONEY compared to cycle gear's price.
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I've always prefered the EBC's
I run the on the track and the HH sintered on the street.

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Call last week had me hearing that the EBC GFA's "HH" is no more. They have been replaced with the EPFA's.


Another note to new pads that makes a difference IMO is to properly bed them in. Clean the rotors with cleaner and some scotch bright, etc., before putting on the new pads, and then go by the instructions on the bedding part of them.
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they can take care of you on the EBC pads. their prices are worth the drive...if not, i'm sure they will be willing to ship them to you and STILL SAVE YOU MONEY compared to cycle gear's price.

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to wait or not to wait?

Okay there are two choices call a shop and make sure they got them or ebay/online...if you can wait..the prices will be about the same....
with out factoring gas versus postage
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