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Post Volar Brake Pad (eBay)

There's a thread from the archives but didn't say anything much about this product, instead, people are suggeting galfer, ebc, etc.

After 11,500km, my front pads are done (almost metal to metal). I ordered this from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/360421763770...84.m1439.l2649 and should arrive next week. I will post an update and how it compares to our stock pads.

@13.99$/set of front and back (I ordered two sets), let's see if it can meet daily driving, long distance touring, and track, and if front can last at least 6000km.

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The O.E.M. pads are actually very good. I can think of better places to save $20. No pads are gonna be good for track, long distance driving and daily driving.
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I noticed that my stock pads are HH
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Stock brake pads are Tokico HH, but they don't have a whole lot of bite.
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I replaced my stock pads with the Volar sintered HH. It was a cheap mod that made a noticeable difference in my braking performance and feel.


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I see a lot of people saying the brakes are awful on the V, but they clearly have not ridden a Harley. hahaha

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Local price of a set of front brakes for V is at about $79 here (some ebc HH some are ferodo), i am looking for cheaper alternative so I said why not checkout these cheapo brakes. If it doesn't work within the boundaries of safety per my riding style, then I will not recommend it to other riders, but if it works... then savings for the V and Ninja community :-)

For comparison:
$50 - volar two sets (2front/1back) with shipping/customs (landing price)
$100 - kawasa oem
$79 - after market (ebc hh or ferodo)

If it doesn't work, then I will go with Galfer or EBC, lot of people have good feedback on them.

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