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Offline EricV

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Re: Pad change
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2018, 02:47:31 pm »
@Boris - do you feel you have better ability to modulate the brakes with the HH pads?
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Offline Boris

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Re: Pad change
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2018, 03:32:46 pm »
@Boris - do you feel you have better ability to modulate the brakes with the HH pads?

Yes, definitely.

There's more braking reward for the same effort, however when you really want some brake, the extra effort makes a bigger difference, the brakes really work hard. The control doesn't change, just the reward.

The original pads just seem to lack that real bite when asked.

Offline Don in Lodi

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Re: Pad change
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2018, 12:30:15 am »
Aren't brakes only as good as the traction the tire gives you? Single disk Harleys notwithstanding. If you go to the point of lock up, aren't brakes giving their all, whether they lock at x or y number of milliseconds? As mentioned, HH seems to be oem, they were on mine. It's the Sintered that chew at rotors. I honestly don't know what Sintered does differently. Different brands of brakes use different compounds to achieve the braking performance they believe the factory needs or wants. Sometimes they just feel different. When they get all loaded up with waste material, they'll feel different again. My organic drum brakes worked fine on my past rides, right up to and past lock. Nothing fancy needed.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Pad change
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2018, 01:49:12 pm »
Many manufacturers are using ceramic pads.  Less heat problems.  When you throw some semi-metallic pads on a bike/car that came with ceramic, they are going to chew the heck out of the rotors.  Learned this the hard/expensive way.  ::)
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Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: Pad change
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2018, 04:00:06 pm »
Aren't brakes only as good as the traction the tire gives you? ...


Yes, but being able to lock up the tire is only part of the story. The rate of increasing friction being applied and feed-back to the lever actuator (that's YOU  ;) ) are just as crucial.
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Offline Jeff M

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Re: Pad change
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2018, 10:59:18 pm »
I was running Hard up in the mountains trying to keep up with the old timer ,coming into the corners at hi  speed and never once did i feel brake fade or felt I didn't have full brake control , to me its about the feed back and lever control. You may be able to hit the ABS with less force using the other pads but its about understanding your machine to me , I like the set up  ::012::

 

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