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post #1 of 13 Old 07-26-2007, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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HH brake pads

I've read so many opinions on brake pads, I decided to do some research:

According to EBC, HH pads are easy on rotors:
http://www.ebcbrakes.com/mcstreetpads.html
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According to Galfer, HH pads provide the highest friction and:
"This new compound is also easier on the rotors than most other sintered metallic compound brake pads."
http://www.galferusa.com/html/new_pads.html
The HH pads are the Galfer recommended pads for the Vstrom.
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I'm running the EBC HH's - and I love them. Significant increase in "bite" over the stock ones.

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Different manufacturers and different items within a manufacturing line have different HH pad materials. EBC HH pads are recommended for stock rotors. One of the Galfer HH pads will destroy stock rotors and don't work well unless hot. They are designed for race bikes with high carbon steel rotors instead of the usual mild or stainless. Check the manufacturer's recommendations.

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One of the Galfer HH pads will destroy stock rotors and don't work well unless hot.
Galfer recommends their HH pads for the 650 and 1000 Vstrom.
See page 23 of their 2007 catalog:
http://www.cyclebrakes.com/2007_catalog.pdf
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I said "one of the". To be specific, the BRO3GH is not recommended for stock rotors. There is more than one HH rated pad. Galfer also makes rotors to work with the BRO3GH series. Avoid racing pads with stock rotors. Check the manufacturer's recommendation for their specific line of pad to fit your bike, riding style, and rotor material.

Page 23 lists a size, not a rating. See http://www.onlineparts.com/GALFER+FR...BFD179%5D.html for ratings on one of the sizes listed.

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Page 23 recommends FD179 and FD174 pads. The FD pads are sintered HH and they will NOT destroy your rotors!
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The FD179 and FD174 refer to sizes. Both are available in black and green as well as HH. The 1396 is an a new HH rated pad acceptable for stock rotors. The BR03 is not. Older Galfer HH pads would also destroy rotors. Galfer is good at providing warnings with pads that should not be used with stock rotors on street bikes. Just follow the manufacturer's warnings and be aware there are different compounds avialable.

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So, if I may, what y'all are saying is that a pad upgrade from stock will provide a higher level of braking performance, even if I don't upgrade to braided steel brake lines?

This would be nice, for there are times when I feel the stockers aren't bringing my 220 pound carcass to a halt as quickly as I'd like.

Previous bike had a full set (3) of Brembo Gold brakes w/ steel lines, and after a fresh tune up of the system as maintenance, those brakes could bring a charging hippopotamus to a halt on a dime. So, getting used to the 650's brakes has been a series of minor lessons.

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So, if I may, what y'all are saying is that a pad upgrade from stock will provide a higher level of braking performance, even if I don't upgrade to braided steel brake lines?
Yep, that's exactly what I'm sayin...

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...a pad upgrade from stock will provide a higher level of braking performance, even if I don't upgrade to braided steel brake lines?...
The braided lines are the topper. I did both, pads and lines a while back. Big improvement.

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