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post #21 of 23 Old 04-01-2019, 04:58 AM
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I've ordered a set of Pagaishi at 6.95 a side and a set of EBC's so I can compare them both. I have no idea if the Pagaishi are like the HH or GG EBC's as they come with very little info except they are described as 'Semi Metallic'.

This does however mean I'm now going to have to strip and clean the entire brake calipers so they are as good as they can be to get a better and fair comparison. I'll make sure the discs and the bobbins they float on are all good to reduce any other variable creeping in.

Not the most scientific of tests with only two types used to compare but I am genuinely interested to see if I've been paying more than I needed to.

I'll try to put a few hundred miles on each set to get a fair comparison and, hopefully, it'll rain as well. It's the UK, in spring and summer so I think rain won't be an issue.

Keep you all posted.

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I put EBC HH street performance pads on both ends a couple of years a go. My OEM pads had plenty of meat left, but I was looking for some more bite. I was surprised to see that my '11 Wee (L1) already had HH stamped Tokico pads on it. I could still notice an improvement in the front. I only put HH pads on the rear, because My Wee had ABS. The organic was OEM on the rear. The rear brake went from "what brake" to "some brakes". Not terribly hard to kick in the ABS in the rear if you're careless. I wouldn't recommend the HH on the rear on a non ABS bike.
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I've ordered a set of Pagaishi at 6.95 a side and a set of EBC's so I can compare them both. I have no idea if the Pagaishi are like the HH or GG EBC's as they come with very little info except they are described as 'Semi Metallic'.

This does however mean I'm now going to have to strip and clean the entire brake calipers so they are as good as they can be to get a better and fair comparison. I'll make sure the discs and the bobbins they float on are all good to reduce any other variable creeping in.

Not the most scientific of tests with only two types used to compare but I am genuinely interested to see if I've been paying more than I needed to.

I'll try to put a few hundred miles on each set to get a fair comparison and, hopefully, it'll rain as well. It's the UK, in spring and summer so I think rain won't be an issue.

Keep you all posted.
Okay, so tried the Pagaishi and found that they were okay ish... lacked bite but didn't seem to fade or lose any power even when hard on the brakes. Not the strongest but good feel and progressive. Not so good in the wet as they seemed to fade very quickly, like they couldn't keep any heat in them.

I've just put the EBC HH in and the difference is noticeable. A lot more bite and they bite hard. I can get the ABS to kick in. No fade even in the brief heatwave we had here in the UK over Easter. Have not had a chance to try them in the wet yet.

In isolation I would have been happy with the Pagaishi's but having compared them to the EBC's it brings up a pretty stark difference.

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