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post #1 of 9 Old 05-06-2009, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Pad question

Well, I will be thinking of putting in some new brake pads soon. The stockers are wearing down to about 50% or so (I have almost 17,000 Km on the bike).

What are the options, and what would most recommend? Sintered or non-sintered? Brand, etc. Also, how easy is it to swap the pads out myself, keeping in mind I have never done it, and have only an outdoor parking lot and center stand to work with.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-06-2009, 04:25 PM
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Front or rear pads?

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Both. Front is much more worn, but may as well do them both at the same time.
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Easy enough to swap out yourself. I recommend (and use) EBC HH sintered pads. Takes no time at all actually.

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Thanks for the feedback. How easy is it to do the swap? What is involved? And for the other Canadian riders here, what should I be looking to pay for pads?
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I don't think I'd bother with the HH pads for the rear. (That is why I asked which end) The HHs for the front are a real improvement but the back is pretty easy to lock up even with the cheaper pads so I'd avoid the HH and their better bite for the rear.

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Easy enough to swap out yourself. I recommend (and use) EBC HH sintered pads. Takes no time at all actually.

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You could go with the organic pad in the rear, however, they are not as effective in the rain. As I do alot of long distance riding, and often have to ride for hours, if not days in the rain, I went with the HH.

BB has a valid point tho.

For the front, it will run you close to 100 loons (you require 2 seperate sets, each a diff part #). The rear runs around 45. Pretty much any bike shop in Canada can get you EBC pads. I have also used SBS pads with the same good result.

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Galfer 1370 fronts; 1371 rear
http://www.galferusa.com/html/streetpads.html
SV Racing sells the fronts for $70 ($35/pr)

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Galfer 1370 fronts; 1371 rear
http://www.galferusa.com/html/streetpads.html
SV Racing sells the fronts for $70 ($35/pr)
Keep in mind, that is USD, the OP is a Canuck..

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