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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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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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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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I used HH rated EBC on the last Blade I had and I really liked them, very strong and didn't need to get up to much temperature to work well. I didn't notice any grabbiness or un-nerving sudden bite even when hard on the front brake and they were never anything but controllable. They did however ruin the discs pretty rapidly but I did put a fair few track days on them.

I'm using GG in the Wee at the moment and I can honestly say that for everyday riding they are fine. Better in the wet than the HH's but not as strong in the dry. Work well from the start of a ride, even in the cold, with good feel and are nicely progressive. When these ones wear through I'll replace with the same. I feel that these work best for me on the road.

I've used the cheaper Chinese stuff from Amazon and Ebay on a bike when I needed to save money and was not impressed. No feel and lacked initial bite. Felt like the brakes needed bleeding. You really do get what you pay for.
 

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I used HH rated EBC on the last Blade I had and I really liked them, very strong and didn't need to get up to much temperature to work well. I didn't notice any grabbiness or un-nerving sudden bite even when hard on the front brake and they were never anything but controllable. They did however ruin the discs pretty rapidly but I did put a fair few track days on them.

I'm using GG in the Wee at the moment and I can honestly say that for everyday riding they are fine. Better in the wet than the HH's but not as strong in the dry. Work well from the start of a ride, even in the cold, with good feel and are nicely progressive. When these ones wear through I'll replace with the same. I feel that these work best for me on the road.

I've used the cheaper Chinese stuff from Amazon and Ebay on a bike when I needed to save money and was not impressed. No feel and lacked initial bite. Felt like the brakes needed bleeding. You really do get what you pay for.
I've just ordered up some Chinese Volar HH pads for a whopping $30 and they actually get favorable reviews, hell for that price I just have to try them.
 

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Got the Volar HH pads in the mail yesterday, looks almost identical to the EBC HH....... "HONEST" review to come. :smile2:
 

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Better for the rotors, but they don't stop worth a shite.
They're probably not good enough for racing, but for me they stop just fine. They're also dirt cheap. The Caltric set I'm running was $13.50 for a full set front and back.

The most important thing for brake health is to keep the moving parts of the caliper clean and greased.
 

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Got the Volar HH pads in the mail yesterday, looks almost identical to the EBC HH....... "HONEST" review to come. :smile2:
The Chinese pad set I got was unbranded... Should have told me everything I needed to know! :surprise:

I paid £18 ($25ish) for the complete set some 3 years ago for the SV650S I was running.

I'll be replacing my front pads soon as they are starting to get close to the limit so will be very interested to see how you get on with the Volar as the EBC are double that price just for the front and the genuine Suzuki £55 or $71!
 

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Well I have the Volar HH pads installed, took a nice little ride and did plenty of hard braking......."SO FAR" let's just say I am impressed for the money, and I most certainly have better feel and stopping power than I did with the OEM pads. Time will tell of course, but I am hopefully optimistic. Be sure to remove the OEM piston shim plates from the old pads, and they also fit perfectly on the Volar pads.
 
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