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post #1 of 23 Old 03-22-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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DL 650A needs brake pads

There's too many choices. Which ones are not up to par, which ones are in the sweet spot, and which ones are overkill. I do a good mix of city, highway, and forest service road riding.
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You can't get brake overkill on a DL650. Last year a inmate here recommended Ferodo pads:

https://www.motosport.com/ferodo-sin...mmy_source=pdp

In the past I was running the EBC HH Sintered but I like the Ferodo's waaay better.

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In the past I was running the EBC HH Sintered but I like the Ferodo's waaay better.
I had EBC HH on my previous bike, 2007 Wee, and I liked them. I sold that bike and now I have a 2014 Wee that still has the OEM brake pads. I'm not due for a while but what did you like about the Ferodo's, esp. compared to EBC HH. Could you really tell the difference? Thanks.

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I had EBC HH on my previous bike, 2007 Wee, and I liked them. I sold that bike and now I have a 2014 Wee that still has the OEM brake pads. I'm not due for a while but what did you like about the Ferodo's, esp. compared to EBC HH. Could you really tell the difference? Thanks.
I actually bought 4 pot calipers and the rebuild kit for them right before changing from EBC to Ferodo. At that change I also changed the brake fluid to Super DOT4, so it is possible that the spongy feeling EBC's were a victim of old brake fluid. I have about 10K on the Ferodo's and I am not easy on the levers as I like to do a lot of threshold braking. So far, they feel exactly the same as when I installed them, and the EBC's had about 50% of pad left when changed.

Anyway, since that swap I decided to not install the 4 pot's and I am still good with that decision. They just feel positive and crisp?...if that makes any sense.

Oh, and Cyclopathic stopped by and camped here at my place. He has the same bike and on a ride we swapped motors. He said that the suspension upgrade I did(Daugherty Motorsports) and the brakes were fantastic compared to his ride.
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I changed my stock pads last year to Braking HH sintered pads.Big difference in initial bite even with stock brake lines.
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Really like the EBC HH pads, made a significant difference compared to the OEM pads.

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There are three grades of EBC HH fyi

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I bought no name sintered pads off of Amazon for less than $30 shipped for all three sets. Having used the no namers before on my DR650 and them lasting as long as OEM and feeling just a good I gave them a try. Sold the bike long before they wore out but just like the DR they felt fine and were wearing well.


I'll buy them again for the DR and if they make them for the BMW when the time comes it'll get them a s well.
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There are three grades of EBC HH fyi
You mean 3 different order numbers?

229 HH i 231 HH for the front, and 174HH rear.

I used FA158HH on the front because I have brake calipers from a SV1000.


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You mean 3 different order numbers?

229 HH i 231 HH for the front, and 174HH rear.

I used FA158HH on the front because I have brake calipers from a SV1000.


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