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Fave flavor of Brake Pads?

I was thinking the stockers are decent, but I always have changed out the pads on every bike I've owned.

It seems I almost always go with EBC HH pads, now I know there are prolly even better pads out there, but if it ain't broke..? The EBC's give me a sharp bite, which I enjoy.

What's your flavor?

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 03:18 PM
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I was thinking the stockers are decent, but I always have changed out the pads on every bike I've owned.

It seems I almost always go with EBC HH pads, now I know there are prolly even better pads out there, but if it ain't broke..? The EBC's give me a sharp bite, which I enjoy.

What's your flavor?
Same as you. Had them on my last 3 bikes. They seem pretty kind to rotors too.
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I have Vesrah on my 1290GT and Multistrada, they last far longer than the standard Brembo's, but give better initial braking, so ill probably go down this route once the 790 needs them.
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I fitted EBC, EPFA244HH brake pads to the front brakes.
I did it day one of ownership, as I did not like the lack of initial ‘bite’ with the stock brake pads in the demo bike.
A worthy modification.
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Just fitted Ebc HH to mine this week, nice simple upgrade, very happy. When you compare the pads you can see the improvement.
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 07:21 PM
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Good thread. Great info.

Brakes are OK, as is, but I miss the initial bite. Seems like a pretty widespread complaint. EBC HH are always a safe bet. Used to go through a lot of Galfer HH on my CBR. I will wait to hear a bit more before replacing.
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I used to go SBS RS in previous bikes and very satisfied.
I'm thinking of them also for the Duke to get some initial bite, but I wonder if SBS DC might be the way to go this time.
DC is not performing as well when cold, but not horrible. Still I wonder if it's inappropriate for a mostly relaxed road use.
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 11:06 AM
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I’ve got the EBC HH right now, and they really improved the brakes.
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