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    Break pads
    on: Feb 23, 2021, 10.04 am
    Feb 23, 2021, 10.04 am
    Hi everyone looking to change my break pads any recommendations my style of riding is slow but steady lol cheers Sam.

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    Re: Break pads
    Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2021, 02.19 pm
    Feb 23, 2021, 02.19 pm
    I have also stuck with the Honda ones. Never found them wanting. 8th year, 32,000 miles and still on original discs all round.

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    Re: Break pads
    Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2021, 05.58 pm
    Feb 23, 2021, 05.58 pm
    is that something to do with break dancing? my bike cant do that -maybe I am too old?
    I usually fit brake pads!

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    Re: Break pads
    Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2021, 08.59 pm
    Feb 23, 2021, 08.59 pm
    On my previous bikes i used Ferodo and i put them also on the CT but they had eaten the discs away in about 60k km. On the VTEC the discs where still perfect after 115k km with the same type of blocks.
    On the CT with OEM discs better don't use Ferodo.
    I still do but i had to change the discs and i changed them for TRW Lucas which are suitable for sintered pads.

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    Re: Break pads
    Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2021, 02.34 pm
    Feb 24, 2021, 02.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by bazza950 [+]
    is that something to do with break dancing? my bike cant do that -maybe I am too old?
    I usually fit brake pads!

    Bazza, I had the same thought initially.  Then I realized that the OP is looking for replacements because his pads are broken. 

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    Re: Break pads -or even Brake pads
    Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2021, 05.52 pm
    Feb 24, 2021, 05.52 pm
    This set me thinking-sintered or not ?
    I fitted some SBC on my last bike and was pleased with the braking-but they are sintered.Yet I read that maybe that type wear out the disc.
    If the pads contain metal -which I understand is what sintered means-then logically the discs will have a shorter life.
     I suppose its really how hard and far you ride.Also if you ride only on warm sunny days or in pouring winter rain when its a lot colder.Forget off roading -please!
     My use will be a wimpy warm weather long distance rider "Born to be Mild"
    Advice please!

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    Re: Break pads
    Reply #7 on: Feb 25, 2021, 07.58 am
    Feb 25, 2021, 07.58 am
    If you want to improve your stopping power, then you have to increase your friction!
    In doing this, then something has to wear.
    Not sure whether it's still true but, if you wanted to improve your stopping in the wet then you had to use sintered pads.
    So in this case, the discs would become more sacrificial.

    I've used sintered probably all my riding life and have never had to change any discs but I have a 'predictive braking'
    riding style (I mean, I start braking early) so my brake pressure doesn't need to be so 'heavy'!

    So, while I have the ability to stop quickly, I hardly use that extra power.