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Offline Rodamons

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Brake pad reccomendation
on: February 09, 2020, 05:51:03 PM
Hi there. After my first message saying hello here it comes my first question... Hoping getting some suggestions.

I do own a CT 2016 and original break pads are great on break.... But short lasting (about 9000 km).
I have changed them and again 9000 km.

I wonder if any of you wld have a good reccomendation for alternative breakpads long lasting but still good Quality.

Just wondering if they exist.... I have been using good Quality pads on other bikes....lasting about 18.000 to 20.000 kms....

I would really appreciate if any of you wld help by suggesting options or explaining your experiences.

Thanks!
Cheers!  :031:

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 09:07:11 PM
Hi
I changed the primal pads at 12000 miles so replaced them with the same brand, supplied by Honda. I have used other pads on other bikes but have had problems with disk wear so I will stick with OEM in future
Regards robert

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 07:21:31 PM
Try to shift down more instead of hitting the brakes  :001:
But I always use Nissin brake pads.

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 06:40:44 PM
Thanks for your answers :152:

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 03:15:30 PM
I personally like SBS sintered pads (front part number 828HS - Rear 892LS).

Nice feel - good initial bite (better than OEM pads IMHO). Not sure on longevity yet, Got about 16k miles from front OEM front pads and currently done about 8k miles on the SBS pads and still plenty left on them.

They are also cheaper than OEM pads.

*Originally Posted by Superjeap [+]
Try to shift down more instead of hitting the brakes  :001:
But I always use Nissin brake pads.
I know this was said very much tongue in cheek and not a serious comment. just to reiterate pads are a lot cheaper to replace than gearboxes! Remember brakes are for slowing, gears are for going! Plan well ahead and keep your vision up and you'll find you can use natural rolling off of the throttle to adjust your speed and less use of brakes. It will also mean when you do have to use the brakes you're braking more gently. Aggressive braking will wear pads much faster.

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 05:53:36 PM
I must admit, seems the OEM pads do not last very long at all compared to the ones on my XJR. However, i figure that, under breaking, something is wearing wether it be the pads or the disc. Pads are cheaper than discs so you can see where (or wear  :008:) im going. I stick with the Honda ones.


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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 08:46:22 PM
*Originally Posted by willb [+]
I know this was said very much tongue in cheek and not a serious comment. just to reiterate pads are a lot cheaper to replace than gearboxes! Remember brakes are for slowing, gears are for going! Plan well ahead and keep your vision up and you'll find you can use natural rolling off of the throttle to adjust your speed and less use of brakes. It will also mean when you do have to use the brakes you're braking more gently. Aggressive braking will wear pads much faster.

The weight of the bike is the main problem of the fairly pads wear.
On the other hand I can assure you, you will never wear out a Honda gear box just by shifting to lower gear to have some more engine brake. Perhaps a set of cluth plates, but thats all.

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 11:29:36 AM
Wouldn't recommend Goldfren their crap 5500ks & shot Don't know what you guys pays for pads over there but here in Australia Genuine Honda pads $120 each pair fgood sintered ones start at $49 a pair go figure?? Oh & those ones that wore out at 5500ks were ceramic not sintered as It was all I could get at the time.