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  • Offline firefox

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    on: Apr 06, 2017, 08.34 pm
    Apr 06, 2017, 08.34 pm
    HI All.
              My front brake pads have just about run out of life at 13700 miles my rear pads have plenty of life I plan to use the same Honda pads and change this week is there other views on using others brands and how do they fair on Honda disks.



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    Re: brake pads
    Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2017, 11.22 am
    Apr 07, 2017, 11.22 am
    I say stick to the OEM's Firefox, thats great mileage your getting.
    There is a report that branded pads wont fit properly as the OEM's are handed.
    I know that Wemoto ( and I rate them highly) had the wrong part number listed a few years ago for the CT, may'be that's corrected now .
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    Re: brake pads
    Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2017, 05.36 pm
    Apr 07, 2017, 05.36 pm
    i would also stick to OE, in fact have already bought them, though don't need them yet!

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    Re: brake pads
    Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2017, 07.59 pm
    Apr 07, 2017, 07.59 pm
    I've always sworn blind by EBC Double HH sintered pads

    Cost a tadge more but last far longer and much better braking response than standard Honda pads - as kind to Honda discs as any OEM pad will be

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EBC-HH-Front-Brake-Pads-For-Honda-2014-VFR1200-Crosstourer-FA388HH-/311810438991?hash=item489959b74f:g:elQAAOSwx6pYsSFf

    Price is for 1 set - remember you'll need 2 sets!!  LOL

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    Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2017, 07.48 am
    Apr 08, 2017, 07.48 am
    I also used to have EBC HH in my previous bikes (ABS varadero), but with CT I do not like the feel with them. OEM are better in that and they last as long (in my case: wear out as soon) as EBC. Especially front brake feel in trackdays is so much better with OEM. EBC pads give "more wooden" feel and it is more diffucult to brake hard without ABS coming along. The difference was so much that after first trackday with new pads I cleaned the brakes (again), but it did not help.. Pistons were moving freely prior to extra cleaning and after. Funny thing, but I did try two sets of pads.. nowadays only oem for me. Two sets per season.


     
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    Re: brake pads
    Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2017, 10.55 pm
    Apr 08, 2017, 10.55 pm
    Rewind ...
    @Tiuso - did you just use CT and trackday in the same sentence ?  :114:
    Do tell us more  :002:
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    Re: brake pads
    Reply #6 on: Apr 09, 2017, 12.04 am
    Apr 09, 2017, 12.04 am
    Me too, more info on how it handles on the track would be interesting.  :028:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Reply #7 on: Apr 09, 2017, 05.04 am
    Apr 09, 2017, 05.04 am
    Sure, I have typically 4-6 trackdays here in Finland per year. 20 minutes out of every hour, 8 hours per day. Middle group times, not in the slow group. So I am using brakes (and throttle..). Does only good things for bike and me. Been at every Finnish trackday tracks (not the karting tracks) as we don't have them too many.. names like Ahvenisto, Motopark, Alastaro.. I would like to have a track bike also, but every year I have postponed the purchase.. I need to have bike for gravel, that is my main priority so first bike need to be tool for that purpose. Tyres are typically Dunlop trailsmarts or conti trail attacks. On one occasion I did went out with Metzeler Karoo 3's. The front held well ..the rear stepped out easily so that was slow group pace then.. Cold pressures 2.2 front and 2.3 rear. And: Honda pads, not EBC. I was suprised how little initial bite and feedback they gave, and left front pads did wear out really fast. Rear pads ended quickly in gravel tour, I had to change them on road (luckily I had old nearly worn out set along..).
     CT is not track bike, but it sure gets out of corner at good pace!! Of course sport bikes are faster in slow corners, but otherwise is not so bad. At faster corners it is there with others, fast guys go past, and I go past slow guys..


     
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