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post #1 of 10 Old 04-25-2019, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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EBC HH brake pads

Has anyone replaced the stock organic pads with EBC Sintered? Having trouble finding them so I emailed EBC sales for info but just wondering if anyone else installed them.
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I have. Felt slightly improved bite over the OEM HH pads. You want part FA229HH for one side and FA231HH for the other (for the front).

FYI, original pads aren't organic on the 2017+. They're HH sintered. If you want a significant braking improvement for not a lot of money, research the 4-pot caliper upgrade. SV Racing Parts sells the adapters for them.

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Thanks for the great info guys. IIRC, it is the rears that are organic. FA174HH is the EBC rear upgrade as I did get a nice quick response from EBC verifying that FA229HH is the front left and RA231HH the front right.

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IIRC, it is the rears that are organic.
My OEM rear pads look sintered to me. Photos of them online look sintered too. I wouldn't want any extra bite from my rear brake. It's already too easy to lock up. Leave the stock ones alone.


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I liked the results using the Galfer "Green" pads on my 1k & KLR650....
I agree that the HH pads are a bit much Unless you carry a heavy load or passenger a lot...

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Well, I do occasional two-up with SWMBO and I weigh 225 with gear......does that count !!
Seriously, I am a "back brake user" and also just come off a BMW with power assisted brakes. They were awesome!!
So, will see how the EBC's do after I put them on this week. Looking to upgrade the front brakes completely as well but that will be a little down the road.

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Seriously, I am a "back brake user"...
Step 1 to improve your braking should be to change your technique. I'm a far faster & safer rider since I broke my rear brake habit. Any riding class will tell you to do the same on pavement.
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Back brakes....

When I said "back brake user", I meant that I use BOTH brakes when on the street, not just the fronts. Definitely both when two-up and I also will drag the rear to scrub off speed in a tightening sweeper. Former vintage road racer here......
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