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Offline Nuff

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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #10 on: 07 June, 2011, 03:20:41 PM »
Can I just double check the EBC part number for the front pads is FA388HH? Also AIV, can I just double check you're not comparing the sintered HH rated EBC pads to non sintered or otherwise inferior Goldfren?
« Last Edit: 07 June, 2011, 03:36:30 PM by Nuff »
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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #11 on: 07 June, 2011, 08:37:55 PM »
For the last 18 years I have used either OE Honda or EBC pads on the last 4 Honda bikes.

The OE ones last a little longer, but the EBC ones have a bit more bite.

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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #12 on: 08 June, 2011, 02:46:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by Nuff [+]
Can I just double check the EBC part number for the front pads is FA388HH? Also AIV, can I just double check you're not comparing the sintered HH rated EBC pads to non sintered or otherwise inferior Goldfren?

Correct part number Nuff. I bought mine off EBay: http://stores.ebay.com.au/shop-coolness?_trksid=p4340.l2563

The HH EBCs (on the back only at the moment) have noticably more bite that the OEM brakes. I also bought some OEM fronts at the same time, but after they're shot, it'll be EBC on the fronts too....


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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #13 on: 08 June, 2011, 06:02:58 AM »
I've gone with OEM. My reasoning at the time was that while I was buying OEM parts I'd get another pair of hero blobs for my footpegs (to save on postage) as I keep catching my trousers on the burrs on the right hand side. Then as I was riding home from the office, I realised I had forgotten to include them on the order! Pillock.
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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #14 on: 08 June, 2011, 09:16:15 AM »
Ok I got the pads on ebay, I am compairing them to the Cheap Goldfren,
The honda pads were very good, but as I am now on my fourth set of pads I could not give an honest comparison between OEM and EBC I do not think you could not go wrong with either it is just down to price, but cheap as they are I would not recommend the Goldfen

Rear EBC FA388 Rear Disc Brake Pads
Front EBC: FA388HH £47.52   
Buy it now £16.45

This is their online shop http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Goldfren-Motorcycle-Brake-Pads?_trksid=p4340.l2563
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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #15 on: 23 February, 2020, 10:05:15 PM »
The EBC brake pads look like the best choice as a compromise between performance and price, however there are claims that they cause premature wear on the discs.

I’m looking to change my brake pads, front and rear, and came across a set of EBC pads that are organic instead of sintered. They are much cheaper and EBC claim they perform just as well as sintered for normal road use, with low disc abrasion and less dust.

EBC Brakes Organic OE quality replacement motorcycle brake pads are manufactured in the UK using high technology ECO friendly brake pad compounds that deliver fingertip stopping power. These organic brake pads are now ECE R 90 brake safety test approved and fully TÜV tested. Motorrad Magzine based in Germany rated EBC Brakes Organic OE Quality Replacement Motorcycle Brake Pads as being a high quality organic brake pad and they are even now proven suitable as a sintered pad replacement. All EBC Organic brake pads now incorporate backing plates which are patented with the Nucap NRS hook retention system. This guarantees zero chance of brake pad de-bonding with corrosion or extended use. These brake pads are not for track or race use.

https://ebcbrakes.com/product/organic-motorcycle-brakes/

Prices for a set of front and rear brake pads:

OEM - £121.32

EBC Sintered - £65.99 (inc P&P)

EBC Organic - £49.99 (inc P&P)

Am thinking the organic pads would be fine for a biffer with my kind of riding.  :306:
 
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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #16 on: 24 February, 2020, 12:22:59 AM »
I've been using Brenta Standard GG organic pads for the past 100,000 miles, they give me 20,000 miles between replacement and stop me just fine in the wet & dry and they're very kind to discs. Wemoto stock them at £11.56 a pair which comes in £35.88 + £3.79 p&p total for three pairs £39.67.

If you prefer Wemoto also stock Brenta HH sintered pads at £20.59 a pair (61.77 + 4.75 P&P total for three pair £66.52

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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #17 on: 24 February, 2020, 08:50:48 PM »
Another option for you is Goldfren.
Goldfren blurb  :035: - http://www.goldfrenusa.com/brake-pads-AD.htm

For e.g:

AD 257 £12.00 free p&p -  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Goldfren-AD257-FA388-VD172-DB2196-DP954-Pair-FA388/114093380827?hash=item1a907ed4db:g:ZH8AAOSw99ReR3LW


S33 257 £12.00 free p&p - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Goldfren-257-S33-FA388-VD172-DB2196-DP954-Disc-Pads-Pair/392599499832?hash=item5b68c0f438:g:fP4AAOSwljFd~hhF


I've currently got Goldfren AD257's on the front, and EBC FA388HH on the rear. All fine & dandy.  :109:

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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #18 on: 24 February, 2020, 09:31:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
I've been using Brenta Standard GG organic pads for the past 100,000 miles, they give me 20,000 miles between replacement and stop me just fine in the wet & dry and they're very kind to discs.

Thanks for that, considering they’re cheaper and perform just as well as sintered, buying organic pads looks like a no-brainer on a bike like a CBF.

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Re: Brake pad review
« Reply #19 on: 24 February, 2020, 10:31:30 PM »
Horses for courses, you should get more grip and more disc wear with the HH sintered pads whether they be Honda, EBC, Brenta, Goldfren etc. For road work and so long as you're not riding it like you stole it then the organic GG pads will be fine and make economic sense. Note here Honda pads are not Honda but re-branded.

« Last Edit: 24 February, 2020, 10:32:48 PM by Art »

 


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