I have installed HH pads on 3 of the Stroms we have owned. They are certainly an improvement over the stock brakes and well worth the trouble to buy and install them. I would like to try something even more "aggressive".
The rear has a dead feel no matter what you put on it, but you would be surprised at how much it is actually doing.
I have a 2012 DL 650. Just double checked the brake pads. They are NOT HH pad and they are the factory originals. The part number for the 2017 DL 650 is the exact same part number for the brake pads as the 2012.
I have seen factory Suzuki pads with the HH designation. SV 1000 comes standard with them for instance. But the DL 650 never has to my knowledge.
Yes, I realize this is a 2017 forum. But I also realize the 2012 and the 2017 has the exact same brake system. My OEM pads are not HH, yet you confirm that yours are. BOTH have the same Suzuki replacement part number. Which does not add up. But stranger things have happened.
I would wonder if there might be a difference between models? Maybe spoke wheel bikes getting a different pad?
After about 50% wear I was not happy with my EBC HH Sintered. I switched to Ferodo Sintered and changed the brake fluid to Super DOT4. Not sure which one helped more, but after 6K miles the firm lever and quick stopping power are great.
If you change brake fluid, make sure you flush all the old stuff out since even though the two fluids are compatible in the system, they may or may not play well with each other. One more tip......change to the new pads after you change and bleed because I got fluid all over the new pads
Does anyone know what the spokes are coated with on a new XT650?
I tried some NEWSPOKE spoke cleaner and it says not for cadmium coated spokes. It ended up turning them grey!
Trying clean them up with anything from metal polish and WD40.
I own a 2019 650AXT. Seat is fine as is everything else EXCEPT after about an hour my right leg starts to cramp up - getting older is a pain. CAREFULLY, I extend my leg out in the air for about 2 or 3 min and back on the peg. That works for about another 30 min.
Here and there I read that...
Hoping a 2017 owner can verify that the new Wee has preload adjustable front forks? I ask because the one I test rode did not have any type of preload caps on the top fork tubes. Most publications list this model as having front fork preload adjustability, but one Euro report listed the forks as...
what i would like is the full cogent ddc kit but i'm on low budget.
whats the best value for money assuming i can afford just 1 upgrade
1. Sonic Springs for (0.95)
2. The DDC emulators
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