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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, its time for new pads. What should I look for? Whats the difference? My bike is parked half the year and has a lot of chrome. I want good brakes without corrosion or brake dust stuck to chrome cleaning issues.

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Get HH pads for the front and cheapies (GG if they have 'em) for the rear to help prevent lock-up and for more sensitive trail braking in tight curves.

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before you install pads lay a peace of 80 grit sandpaper on a flat surface. Now run the pads across them a few times. This will speed up the brake in period. Yes it takes a good 10 stops or more for pads to really stop you.
Remember front brake stops you rear brake slows you down but does not stop you in a critical situation
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After sanding, clean them off. If your old ones have a radiator plate on the backs, be sure to transfer them to the new ones. Clean off the discs with alcohol or brake cleaner. If the brake fluid is 2 years old, change it and bleed the system.
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I want good brakes without corrosion or brake dust stuck to chrome cleaning issues.

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Ceramic pads will vastly reduce the horrible black dust you get from standard pads. look for ceramic blend pads, organic pads made of blended fibers that can consist of a combination of Kevlar, synthetic glass, carbon and aramid fibers.

EBC Redstuff pads are ideal if you can get them or a semi-sintered or organic pad. I believe fully sintered pads will produce more brake dust due to the ratios of steel fibres in the pad.

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I like Lyndalls though anthing is better than stock
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I use EBC HH front and rear. I wipe the rotors.
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....Remember front brake stops you rear brake slows you down but does not stop you in a critical situation

More than once I've seen you give this advice when people ask about brakes.

It's false...and dangerous advice to be handing out.
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I use EBC HH front and rear. I wipe the rotors.
Interestingly, my XR came with HH rear pads and they were grabby - too easy to lock the wheel. The original fronts were best described as "wooden." An odd combination to send a bike out into the world with.

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