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Old 12-10-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Aight peeps, I am in need of some new pads for the Triumph 675. Any opinions, personal experience, stay away from?

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I am gonna call Brandon at Motorcycles Unlimited and get him to hook me up but I want to do sooooome homework so that I feel like I know what I am doing, even if it is a little bit...
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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EBC have worked well for me.
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We were using the EBCs as well and they were good. But Brandon got us some EBC kit pads and they were the best I had ever used.
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He's going to tell you EBC, since that's what Motorcycles Unlimited sells. However, Vesrah is the . Great, great friction level. And fantastic wear. Vesrah SRJL's! Heck, I'd take the RJL's over the EBC pads due to wear rates.
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He's going to tell you EBC, since that's what Motorcycles Unlimited sells. However, Vesrah is the . Great, great friction level. And fantastic wear. Vesrah SRJL's! Heck, I'd take the RJL's over the EBC pads due to wear rates.
have you tried a set of the EBC extreme pro's (EPFA) yet? or just the previous race pad, GFA's?

the new EPFA's are VERY comparable to Vesrah SRJL's
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He's going to tell you EBC, since that's what Motorcycles Unlimited sells. However, Vesrah is the . Great, great friction level. And fantastic wear. Vesrah SRJL's! Heck, I'd take the RJL's over the EBC pads due to wear rates.
May be true but, I have yet to have an issue with Patrick not dishing out the full dirt on all the options. Bang for buck, EBC has done me well.
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just talked to Motorcycles Unlimited last sat wbout brake pads for my race bike and they have the EPFA's for about 150 a set...compared to the GFA's 75 a set. Just a heads up!
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May be true but, I have yet to have an issue with Patrick not dishing out the full dirt on all the options. Bang for buck, EBC has done me well.
Patrick and his guys don't run Vesrah's. It's nothing against Motorcycles Unlimited, I've spent thousands and thousands there with great results. But for brake pads, it's Vesrah.
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just talked to Motorcycles Unlimited last sat wbout brake pads for my race bike and they have the EPFA's for about 150 a set...compared to the GFA's 75 a set. Just a heads up!
at your pace, the GFA's will work well enough.
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Patrick and his guys don't run Vesrah's. It's nothing against Motorcycles Unlimited, I've spent thousands and thousands there with great results. But for brake pads, it's Vesrah.
EBC EPFA's (extreme pro)? mr whoopie has run vesrah srjl's and the epfa's and say they are about the same.
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at your pace, the GFA's will work well enough.
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Vesrah SRJL or RJL's.
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Could anyone please elaborate on the difference between these 2 pads? Thinking of upgrading the brakes from my EBC HH's to something else next year. Thanks
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RJL are soft initial braking & gets better as you pull-SRJL have a hard initial bite & can take more heat. I pref the rjl's
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On my current bike I went from stock to GFA's to SRJL and recently to the Extreme Pro's. So far the SRJL is my favorite, but more time is needed on the Extreme Pro to properly compare the two. So far it seems the SRJL's have more initial bite than the Extreme Pro's with less brake lever effort required. I'm not counting out the Pro's yet, however. They performed well the few times I've been on them recently.

SRJL's last a long time. They also created a LOT of brake dust.
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[QUOTE=DEAN LADEN;1630046]just talked to Motorcycles Unlimited last sat wbout brake pads for my race bike and they have the EPFA's for about 150 a set...compared to the GFA's 75 a set. Just a heads up![/QUOT]

Sweet but what is the major difference between the two, just straight up quality and stopping power, more feel, etc ? What am I getting for the extra 75.00?
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On my current bike I went from stock to GFA's to SRJL and recently to the Extreme Pro's. So far the SRJL is my favorite, but more time is needed on the Extreme Pro to properly compare the two. So far it seems the SRJL's have more initial bite than the Extreme Pro's with less brake lever effort required. I'm not counting out the Pro's yet, however. They performed well the few times I've been on them recently.

SRJL's last a long time. They also created a LOT of brake dust.
Hummmmm.... interesting my current (stock) pads feel like wood they are slow to bite then the really bite... even when I apply smooth consistent pressure they seem, whats the word, touchy and erradict <- spelling

I am leading toward the new EBC EPFA's or the SRJL's. Price really isn't an issue, and as House so ellequently put it at my pace I may be splitting hairs. I completely trust and respect the Motorcycles Unlimited guys, but I like to ask around, see what others have tried and what they like/don't. I think that is part of being a good consumer.

Thanks for the info everyone!
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sorry timme', i was referring to dean laden....and not calling him or anybody else slow....just saying it would be more cost effective for the other pad. the epfa's will require harder braking for them to work properly. i notice if i'm not hard on the brakes, they are only equivalent to the GFA's. it's when you grab a handful of brakes is when you can really feel the bite of the pads.

either route you go with, you won't be disappointed. the vesrah's are GREAT pads as well.
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