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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Snakes709 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:55 pm


Awesome, thanks. Any recommendations on rotors? I like to chain my pads and rotors at the same time.
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by swharton » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:31 pm


I contacted Galfer as I have their rotors/pads on my 1290 SDR. I also used them on my Connie when a few years back. For now they don't offer anything, but if enough of us bother them???
https://galferusa.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA5o ... W8QAvD_BwE
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Prof J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:41 pm


I'd like to switch to the EBC sintered double H for the '19 plus, but it seems they are not being made by EBC at this time. Will patiently wait.
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Racer-X » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:39 pm


For future reference the EBC front pads are part # FA379HH

I have mine sitting in the cupboard waiting for me to find the time to fit them. The first thing I do to any bike is to upgrade the pads. I also upgrade my brake fluid to DOT 5.1 at the same time. DOT 5.1 fluid is glycol based and compatible with DOT 4 so no concerns about mixing. DOT 5.0 is silicone based and not compatible!

On my ZX12 (six piston tokico calipers) after I fitted HH pads I could heat my brakes up enough to cause fade so I upgraded to 5.1 fluid and never had a problem again. I *think* (seat of pants opinion here) sintered pads transfer more heat back into the calliper and cause fade more easily under repeated hard braking than organic pads.
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Snakes709 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:40 pm


Racer-X wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:39 pm
For future reference the EBC front pads are part # FA379HH

I have mine sitting in the cupboard waiting for me to find the time to fit them. The first thing I do to any bike is to upgrade the pads. I also upgrade my brake fluid to DOT 5.1 at the same time. DOT 5.1 fluid is glycol based and compatible with DOT 4 so no concerns about mixing. DOT 5.0 is silicone based and not compatible!

On my ZX12 (six piston tokico calipers) after I fitted HH pads I could heat my brakes up enough to cause fade so I upgraded to 5.1 fluid and never had a problem again. I *think* (seat of pants opinion here) sintered pads transfer more heat back into the calliper and cause fade more easily under repeated hard braking than organic pads.
I might try rbf600. Used it in my Mitsubishi EvoX at the track after the oem fluid boiled and i lost my brakes. Never had an issue after swapping it out. Only issue is, it breaks down faster so gotta change it more frequently.
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Champ87 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:50 pm


Prof J wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:41 pm
I'd like to switch to the EBC sintered double H for the '19 plus, but it seems they are not being made by EBC at this time. Will patiently wait.
ProfJ - I would check again on that. EBC list Part # EPFA447HH sintered pads for the H2R. They should be the same as your SE+
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Racer-X » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:27 pm


Note the "EP" in EPFA is the Extreme Performance series ... spirited road riding or track day use. The normal street use sintered pads just start with FA###HH so you should be able to find the above pads as part # FA447HH.
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Bryan468 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:07 pm


I installed Ferodo ZRAC pads and dot 5.1 brake fluid but I never had a chance to try the bike due to weather. On my zx14 when I installed braketech rotors these were the pads they recommended and that setup worked very good so I figured I’d give them a try on this bike.

For some reason I’m pretty hard on rotors. I have warped rotors on almost every bike I’ve owned, bought wave rotors and race rotors and warped them too. The only rotors I didn’t wreck were braketech rotors with ferodo pads.

Here’s a few pics of the pads.

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Here’s a link with some more info on the pads.

https://www.ferodoracing.com/products/ ... ling-xrac/

Here’s where I bought them.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpr ... 3200883613
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Snakes709 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:02 am


Bryan468 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:07 pm
I installed Ferodo ZRAC pads and dot 5.1 brake fluid but I never had a chance to try the bike due to weather. On my zx14 when I installed braketech rotors these were the pads they recommended and that setup worked very good so I figured I’d give them a try on this bike.

For some reason I’m pretty hard on rotors. I have warped rotors on almost every bike I’ve owned, bought wave rotors and race rotors and warped them too. The only rotors I didn’t wreck were braketech rotors with ferodo pads.

Here’s a few pics of the pads.

Image

Image

Image

Here’s a link with some more info on the pads.

https://www.ferodoracing.com/products/ ... ling-xrac/

Here’s where I bought them.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpr ... 3200883613


Do you change rotors and pads at the same time or change pads but reuse the rotors?
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Re: brake upgrade

Post by Bryan468 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:14 am


If I spend the money on a new set of rotors I usually install a new set of pads. Otherwise I only replace rotors if they’re warped.
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