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I want to replace my brake pads on a 2008 Kingpin Tour. Which pads are the "recommended" pad? And are the front and rears the same pads?

I was thinking about getting these:
EBC Double-H Sintered Brake Pads FA196HH

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The EBC Double H pads are awesome. Only problem you might run into is that they tend to be a little harder on the rotors than the stock pads are, so they might wear out the rotors sooner...

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Looks like these are the pads:
Front: FA347HH
Rear: FA196HH

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I'm using EBC HH with no disc marring problem. Dramatically better than the OEM pads.

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My son's Vegas has had two sets of Victory pads on it and the brakes squeel like crazy. Any problems the the EBC pads like this ?? We are looking for a solution to the problem. My Local Dealer helped us with the replacement price on the first set after Vic would not cover the issue.

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Brake squeal is the result of a vibration or resonance set up between the metal back of the pad and the piston. My XR's OEM pads had a thin metal backer on them. I think some discard that with the old pads. They need to be transferred to the new ones as they are there for noise elimination.
Sand the surfaces of new pads before inserting. Place the sandpaper on a flat surface and rub the pad on it.
If squealing persists, there are products you can brush on to the back of the pad to reduce the resonance. Brake Quiet is one of those.

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Noemtz has some good pads. I highly recommend him.

If your budget is extremely tight you could try these...

http://www.sixity.com/motorcycle-par..._year_range=46

I installed a set on my other KP and they did just fine.
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Hi BBob, thats a great deal on those pads. Less than 1/2 of what the EBC pads go for. If they are better than the OEM pads then those would be a good choice too.

Have you ever compared these to the EBC pads?

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Hi BBob, thats a great deal on those pads. Less than 1/2 of what the EBC pads go for. If they are better than the OEM pads then those would be a good choice too.

Have you ever compared these to the EBC pads?
Can't speak to longevity because I sold that KP but they worked well; about as well as the EBC I'd say.
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