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I did not right down mileage when I installed the front EBC pads and looking to day they look about shot.
I looked on the net for how thick they are when new with no luck.
With my digital caliper I could not get it any wear near to measure how thick they are now.
So with some thinking I came up taking a drill bit and finding out what will fit between the rotor and the metal back on the pads.
Came up with 3.17 mm so I have some left to go I guess.

So if you need to measure like me don't for get drill bit. It would work for the rear to.

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I did not right down mileage when I installed the front EBC pads and looking to day they look about shot.
I looked on the net for how thick they are when new with no luck.
With my digital caliper I could not get it any wear near to measure how thick they are now.
So with some thinking I came up taking a drill bit and finding out what will fit between the rotor and the metal back on the pads.
Came up with 3.17 mm so I have some left to go I guess.

So if you need to measure like me don't for get drill bit. It would work for the rear to.
Thats a handy tip thanks Johnny,
It can be difficult to visually measure brake pads and not knowing how thick they were to start with yeah well some bikes dont have a lot of pad thickness to start with.
Same with tyres, modern wide hi tech rubbber hasn't got very deep tread.

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How do the ebc brakes compare to the factory brakes?

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How do the ebc brakes compare to the factory brakes?
HUGE difference in performance. However some people don't like them because the do make noise when you apply your brakes. It sounds like crickets. I live in a rural area so I didn't even notice it at first since I thought it was crickets

However, for me, dealing with the noise is a small price to pay for the massive improvement in braking performance.

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HUGE difference in performance. However some people don't like them because the do make noise when you apply your brakes. It sounds like crickets. I live in a rural area so I didn't even notice it at first since I thought it was crickets

However, for me, dealing with the noise is a small price to pay for the massive improvement in braking performance.
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A simple way to measure how thick your brake pads are is to use a metric allen wrench.

The allen wrench is small enough to fit down to the pad while on the bike and you get a good reading on how much pad you have left.
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I did not right down mileage when I installed the front EBC pads and looking to day they look about shot.
I looked on the net for how thick they are when new with no luck.
With my digital caliper I could not get it any wear near to measure how thick they are now.
So with some thinking I came up taking a drill bit and finding out what will fit between the rotor and the metal back on the pads.
Came up with 3.17 mm so I have some left to go I guess.

So if you need to measure like me don't for get drill bit. It would work for the rear to.
I installed a set of EBC HH pads on Friday on the front of my Vision. The packaging said to replace them at 2 mm. If you have over 3 mm they are almost brand new. I did not measure but thought that 2 mm meant I would be replacing them with at last half the material remaining.

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i used HH ebc pads with my ebc rotors when i did a dual disc on my 13 hammer, factory pads are HH rated as well, dual disc made a big improvement! on the rear i just installed ebc rotor to match + ebc organic pads to slow the braking because the hammer's too big tire don't have enough weight on to stick well. my upgraded pirelli night dragon helped a bit being sticker than the longer lasting dunlop's. EBC's stuff is less $$$ than OE for sure!
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I installed a set of EBC HH pads on Friday on the front of my Vision. The packaging said to replace them at 2 mm. If you have over 3 mm they are almost brand new. I did not measure but thought that 2 mm meant I would be replacing them with at last half the material remaining.
Don't ask me why because I honestly don't know but in my experience brake pads tend to lose a significant amount of grip once they reach the 50% mark. I replace pads at or just before they get there.

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I'm about due. Anyone have experience with Lyndall pads?

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