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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2018, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Put EBC's on over the winter on the front(replaced my second set of OEM pads) and noticed how loud they were on the test ride. Seen on here others talking about the noise so didn't think much of it. Put a couple hundred miles on the ol' XR today and the damn pad noise is starting to get on my nerves. Is this common for EBC's? Will the noise ever get less noticeable? If the noise stays the same then I will probably put a different set on this coming winter.

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They are loud but it has never bothered me. I can't hear them over my pipes and tunes. I do like how they perform but I go through them kinda quick. I've adopted engine braking after needing new pads with the past two tires changes. I'm hoping that saves my pads. Now that I've started I find I really love engine braking. It used to be more of an emergency type thing for me but now I use it every time.

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I have used EBC HH for many years and never experienced them making noise. Did you transfer the radiators onto the baking plates? Very important that its there. Sanding and beveling them prior to installing is a big help. Sanding is done laying sandpaper on a flat surface and rubbing the pads on it about half a dozen strokes, then dust them off. Beveling is angling the leading edges so they are not square.
It's also wise to clean the discs with brake cleaner or alcohol when installing the new pads.
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Used them for years and years and never noticed added noise.

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Put EBC's on over the winter on the front(replaced my second set of OEM pads) and noticed how loud they were on the test ride. Seen on here others talking about the noise so didn't think much of it. Put a couple hundred miles on the ol' XR today and the damn pad noise is starting to get on my nerves. Is this common for EBC's? Will the noise ever get less noticeable? If the noise stays the same then I will probably put a different set on this coming winter.
Yes, EBC are very good, but a bit noisy at low speed, thats why i changed to Lyndalls ... No noise

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Wow, lots of different responses ranging form no noise to lots of noise! Mine are very loud when coming to a stop from faster speeds and less to no noise at slow speeds. The noise kinda reminds me of a bunch of cicadas if that analogy makes sense.

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I have used EBC HH for many years and never experienced them making noise. Did you transfer the radiators onto the baking plates? Very important that its there. Sanding and beveling them prior to installing is a big help. Sanding is done laying sandpaper on a flat surface and rubbing the pads on it about half a dozen strokes, then dust them off. Beveling is angling the leading edges so they are not square.
It's also wise to clean the discs with brake cleaner or alcohol when installing the new pads.
Ricz, I am not sure what the "radiator" is but I did transfer the backing plate to the OEM pads. This is not my first time replacing pads on my XR, replaced once already with OEM pads with no problems. I did clean the disc with brake cleaner prior to install. I have never sanded a new pair of discs in my life (done dozens of brake pad changes in my life) with no adverse problems but will keep it in mind next time.

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Put EBC's on over the winter on the front(replaced my second set of OEM pads) and noticed how loud they were on the test ride. Seen on here others talking about the noise so didn't think much of it. ...snip........... Will the noise ever get less noticeable? .
Good chance it will, although they are generally more noisy than stock. Brake pads must coat the disk with their compound before they operate properly. That's why it is important to break them in properly. It speeds up the process. The transference of material will happen either way so give them sometime and see how they sound in a 1000 miles or so .

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I had put the Lyndalls on my front last winter and I get a noise I can only describe as hearing bugs in the grass on a hot summers night. What is it with brake pads making bug sounds. I don't mind the sound too much as summer is short hear in Canada. My OEM pads never made a sound.
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