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Brake pads for 2015 versys 650

HI guys time to change up break pads on my 2015
looking to go with galfer but have a hard time finding correct part numbers
I found one link for rear pads but it seams like the ebc dont fit correctly the vasrah is possible.

looking for cross fitment for front a rear.
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When I had my '15s rear pads replaced in Anchorage, they had to take my OEM pads and compare them w/ what they had 'in stock', to find a set that fit. They were EBC FA140H (at least that is the number on my invoice...).

The mechanic also said something about Canadian '15 Vs being "European", which is the FIRST I heard of that...!

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When I had my '15s rear pads replaced in Anchorage, they had to take my OEM pads and compare them w/ what they had 'in stock', to find a set that fit. They were EBC FA140H (at least that is the number on my invoice...).

The mechanic also said something about Canadian '15 Vs being "European", which is the FIRST I heard of that...!
Also own a 2015 Versys 650.
I actually after doing research on the forum found a previous topic and looking at EBC online catalogue figure it out that the FA174 would be the one for rear brake!
Guess what?
"Did not fit" my mechanic said!
He actually bought some from Kawasaki dealer and showed me a page of the EBC catalogue he had in the shop which I took a picture.(for some reason I can't upload it here from my phone, guess it's cause I am using desktop version) but it was the FA496.
I just bought on amazon the 2 front set of pads FA142 and the rear set FA496 again and will try to do it myself this time as I was shocked took him literally 3 min to replace my rear ones and he didn't clean or lube anything as I thought should have been done.
Anybody knows what tools specifically are needed?
And don't mention torque wrench cause he did not use that either!
Thanks!

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When I had my '15s rear pads replaced in Anchorage, they had to take my OEM pads and compare them w/ what they had 'in stock', to find a set that fit. They were EBC FA140H (at least that is the number on my invoice...).

The mechanic also said something about Canadian '15 Vs being "European", which is the FIRST I heard of that...!
Did you happen to get the part number for the front pads?
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HI guys time to change up break pads on my 2015
looking to go with galfer but have a hard time finding correct part numbers
I found one link for rear pads but it seams like the ebc dont fit correctly the vasrah is possible.

looking for cross fitment for front a rear.
Thanks ED
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Metallic brake pads will perform better than organic or semi-metallic although cost slightly more as well. EBC "HH" pads are also a very popular choice and have better feedback than the stock metallic pads. No experience with Galfer pads though. Consider also replacing the front rubber brake lines with steel braided brake lines like those from Galfer or others as this will remove the squishyness from the lever and make brake lever modulation easier. I did this and had a big improvement although it also required a bleed job to remove all air bubbles. Compared to the Versys in the dealership there is no spongyness in the lever pull.

The front left and right pad kits have a different part number as they are reverse mirror images of one another. Rear pads are different than the front.

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Question Different part numbers for front brake pads?🤔

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The front left and right pad kits have a different part number as they are reverse mirror images of one another. Rear pads are different than the front.
Does that apply to the 3rd Gen Versys?
Just bought the two front sets of pads using the EBC online catalogue and don't recall different part numbers for the front brake pads and ended up buying the same ones which are the FA142HH!
Hope I didn't f*** up this time!
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You'll be fine. Kawasaki only shows one part number for the front pads.
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Does that apply to the 3rd Gen Versys?
Just bought the two front sets of pads using the EBC online catalogue and don't recall different part numbers for the front brake pads and ended up buying the same ones which are the FA142HH!
Hope I didn't f*** up this time!
EBC has different part numbers for left and right for version 1 and 2 of the Versys.

For instance for HH EBC pads:
Front Left FA229HH
Front Right FA231HH
Rear FA192HH

For 2015+ bikes it appears left and right are the same.
Front Left and Right FA142VHH
Rear FA140VHH
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EBC has different part numbers for left and right for version 1 and 2 of the Versys.

For instance for HH EBC pads:
Front Left FA229HH
Front Right FA231HH
Rear FA192HH

For 2015+ bikes it appears left and right are the same.
Front Left and Right FA142VHH
Rear FA140VHH
The FA142 fitted good on my front brakes, my rear pad I bought the FA496 fits well as the FA174 wouldn't work before....haven't tried the FA140 yet...
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The EBC catalog shows the FA140 is for the rear of the '15, but the FA174 is for rear of the '16-'18.

Kawasaki shows all Gen3 models have the same rear caliper part number, but they show the '15 with a different rear pad and rotor part number than '16-'18.

Gafler shows same rear pads for all Gen3 model years.

Weird.

Can anyone confirm the FA140 fits all Gen3 models?



(FA496 appears to be interchangeable with FA140. Thickness is only difference in dimensions)

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Went with the EBC HH pads here.

Really like them. Very positive linear feel and a bit more stopping power than stock pads.

Will go with them again when the current ones wear out.

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On the rear of your 2015, did you install the FA140, FA174 or FA496?

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The EBC catalog shows the FA140 is for the rear of the '15, but the FA174 is for rear of the '16-'18.

Kawasaki shows all Gen3 models have the same rear caliper part number, but they show the '15 with a different rear pad and rotor part number than '16-'18.

Gafler shows same rear pads for all Gen3 model years.

Weird.

Can anyone confirm the FA140 fits all Gen3 models?



(FA496 appears to be interchangeable with FA140. Thickness is only difference in dimensions)


That is weird, cause mine is a 2015!
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On the rear of your 2015, did you install the FA140, FA174 or FA496?
FA496, the FA174 didn't fit and the FA140 I haven't tried yet!
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I also see now that the '15 uses a different rear caliper holder than the '16-'18, which is why it would take a different rear pad.

I posted this concern previously but a moderator apparently saw fit to delete my comments.

The 2015 does not use the same rear pads as '16-'18.
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Seems to me that I saw someone in the FOR SALE section w/ a set for '15s, including the FA 140 rear.

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Seems to me that I saw someone...
That would be me. Trying to clear up confusion so I don't sell the pads to someone who can't use them.
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bike bandit has HH EBC sintered pads for a 2015 versys. cross check with other suppliers to make sure they all have the same item numbers.
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That would be me. Trying to clear up confusion so I don't sell the pads to someone who can't use them.
I WOULD buy them from you IF I hadn't just bought a set (SAME numbers) in AZ and brought them back to BC....

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