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What brakes pads should I get? Rear ones need replaving,.
Are stock ones good or should I go for sintered?
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EBC HH Front and Rear...

Yeah the EBC HH Pads work great front and rear... also, if you want even more powerfull brakes...add some stainless braided lines...just make sure to practice heavy braking in a parking lot or something to get the feel of the new pads...they are a good upgrade...
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The EBC HH pads are good. I used them on my last bike but I am pretty sure the stock pads are metallic too from what I have read, which would make them similar to the EBC HH pads.

As for braided SS lines, the difference is so subtle, that you won't notice it unless braking at the limit, and even then it is minor. IMO if the lines need replacing do it but if they don't there are better things to spend money on.
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Cheers two wheels.I think the original pads are on just now.I just fitted some SS hoses and it made a big improvement.
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EBC HH made a good improvement in brake feel.


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What brakes pads should I get? Rear ones need replaving,.
Are stock ones good or should I go for sintered?
I apparently use my rear brakes quite a bit, as I've gone through two sets of rear pads, and am still on the original pair of fronts.

I bought aftermarket pads after the originals wore-out, and I honestly couldn't tell any difference. I do recall, however, that the aftermarket pads were almost half the coast of OEM Kawi pads.

They've both seemed to wear-out at about the same rate.
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Ednukey,can you remember what the after market pads were?
And thank you all for your sound advice,much appreciated.
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Used EBC HH. Using Vesrah now. Prefer the Vesrah.

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@Fastoman- care to elaborate? What do like about the Vesrah?
@Ednukey- are you resting your foot on the brake pedal??
Over-reliance on the rear brake is a bad idea on any motorcycle. On a tall bike with a short wheel-base it's especially bad. You're building muscle-memory, and in a panic situation you will go with what you know.
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Used EBC HH. Using Vesrah now. Prefer the Vesrah.

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I'm happy to see you like Vesrah. I ordered Vesrah RJ series brake pads as replacement, but have not mounted them yet.
Looking forward to the improvement now, perhaps I won't even wait until the original pads are worn down to replacement level.
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Think you meant Stlee29 but call me Steven .
Feel the initial bite was not too grabby (which is good) and feel the stopping bite come on as the brake is pressed more. Didn't have to press much, too.
Performance is constant with no fade.



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