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Sintered or Kevlar/Carbon Brake Pads?
« on: October 23, 2013, 10:10:09 AM »
What's good about what type people - what do you use? What's been your experience?


Stopping power? Amount of brake dust/discolouration? Amount of brake fade?



Kevlar/Carbon - click here


Sintered - click here


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Re: Sintered or Kevlar/Carbon Brake Pads?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 01:26:49 PM »
I have used a few HH performance rated pads - great stopping power, don't fade and get better the hotter they get. Downside was rotor wear - new rotors in 100,000kms

I am currently using sintered metalgear pads (they are based in Brisbane).  I replaced the rotors 100,000kms ago and they are still in great condition.  First set of pads with the new rotors lasted 92,000kms.  Good all round performance, even better when considering the rotors are lasting way better.

Biggles put some in I think.

http://metalgear.com.au/view_model_details.php?model_id=4258
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Re: Sintered or Kevlar/Carbon Brake Pads?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 09:43:45 PM »
Two sets of OEM pads and one aftermarket set between them over 154500 kms or since the bike was new in 1999. 4th set of pads due in the next 15,000kms but will do on the next tyre change anyway.

Tossed the aftermarket set bin after 20,000 kms as they were to noisy so current set has about 65,000 kms wear and estimating one third of my riding is towing the trailer and 80 percent is now two up. Even still I rarely use the brakes unless needed. I find the 1100 has more than adequate engine braking for about 90 percent of my usage.

Still have original discs with no sign of disc wear on any disc and brake dust is a given but I'm lucky to clean my wheels more than twice a year anyway.
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Re: Sintered or Kevlar/Carbon Brake Pads?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 10:27:13 PM »
Took your advice Saaz and Alan and threw a set of these pads on the rear tonight....


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/150985198821?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


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Re: Sintered or Kevlar/Carbon Brake Pads?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 11:03:21 PM »
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good oil' on brakes.

Nooooooo,  Oil in  Brrrm thingy, not on brakes

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Re: Sintered or Kevlar/Carbon Brake Pads?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 11:08:58 PM »
I wonder what the difference between early ABS 1300 (2007 and earlier) and 96 onwards 1100 ABS pads are?

The ones Diesel bought look the same as mine so I'd be curious to seem side by side.

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