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post #1 of 24 Old 01-27-2018, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Brake pads are done as well

Not sure I would have let it out of a the shop door with a safety. Oh well, my pads are done really done. With mountains in the near future I need some stopping power. Any recommendations on a reasonable break pad?

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My pet peeve, it's brake pad, not break pad. Braking is stopping from 100kph speed while breaking is stopping from a 100 meter fall. Anyhow, I like EBC pads, sintered metal HH on the front for power and organic on the rear for feel.

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Break, Brake, bear, bare, etc. It's the Engrish that's so cornfusing.
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Hard to beat oem brakes imo

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Hard to beat oem brakes imo
They’re easy to beat when you switch to EBC or Galfer.
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DR650 don't do well with EBC sintered pads and OEM are touted as the best option but expensive. One day while perusing Amazon I stumbled across some no-name sintered brake pads for a lot less than stock. So it was worth a try. I have been using them ever since. They work as well as OEM. Last as long or longer than OEM and are about 80% less than OEM.

A while back I did buy a set for "attic stock" for my 2013 DL650 and they are waiting to be put on. I can't imagine them not performing just as well as my other experiences. Really for $25 for a complete set its worth a try.

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My pet peeve, it's brake pad, not break pad. Braking is stopping from 100kph speed while breaking is stopping from a 100 meter fall. Anyhow, I like EBC pads, sintered metal HH on the front for power and organic on the rear for feel.
While on summer break during morning break I would take old brake pads and bend then until they would break. This was until the boss put the brakes on me breaking brake pads. He said that if I didn't stop breaking brake pads he'd find a way to break me of breaking brakes during morning break. So I hit the brakes on my brake breaking and broke the habit just before afternoon break.

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EBC pads were a definite improvement on my Wee. I switched early on. When I got my Glee, I was fine with the stock pads. The fronts felt just like the EBC pads on the older bike.

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"broke the habit just before afternoon break."

So he was able to bare the area of breaking brakes and your bearish ways. Excellent.
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I have a cheap set I got on sale somewhere for a backup. Only 15000 on the stock set and they are still good so I will leave them alone. I'm not hard on brakes. Now tires are another thing. I torture them for some reason.
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