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Turtle

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Need advice on brakes
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:13:48 AM »
Im up for new brake rotors front and rear on the 1100 I looked at eBay are the metal gear one ok ? Has anyone changed theirs lately if so best prices and which pads to use ?

Ben :popcorn
 

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Re: Need advice on brakes
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 12:19:51 PM »
I have the metalgear rotors on the front of mine. When I bought them they came with pads.  The pads are ok but lack the stopping power of EBC and ferodo HH rated pads. On the positive side the pads are kinder to the rotors and last a lot longer.  I have 65,000kms on the rotors and pads and little sign of wear on the rotors. The pads may need changing in a while, but previous the HH pads lasted 20,00kms or so and original rotrs 100,000kms.
John
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Re: Need advice on brakes
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 01:34:26 PM »
Just of the phone to Honda dealer here in Perth for genuine front and rear I fell off my chair $565 just for the rear rotor and $520 each for the front I said are you kidding me is it April fools day he said nope I said thanks and bye  :crackup

eBay here I come lol for just over $550 I can get all rotors and pads from metal gear
 

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Re: Need advice on brakes
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 01:48:11 PM »
Should have added that you would be hard pressed to know if they were any different from the pattern and the way they are made
John
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1996 Honda ST1100P
2014 Triumph Trophy SE
Ozstoc, STOC #7239, Farrider #461 Ulysses #061681, IBA #59143 and some others