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What kind of mileage are you fella's getting on the stock pads.i got 8k,the front is about 50%,but the back is 50% in middle,but on the bottom of the pad closest to the rotor it's about 80% gone.cant figure out the uneven wear?especially the back that i cant say i use much except twisties.

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mach111...on my 01 silver, I had 16,000 miles and the fronts were worn completely. The rears had 75% left.
So I went to EBC double H sintered and the bike lasted a week before I lost the front under breaking and totaled it.

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vozizm...I don't like to make excuses for crashing but, apparently the new pads combined with the stock rotors, did not match up well. I had a progressive feel after the change but too much on the lever and the front would lock. It didn't have any feel after the initial bite....and then BAM!!

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what did you do to fix that problem,,, did you go back to stock pads...or replace rotor....

So when my brakes wear down and i wanna go for some that are better than stock should i also look to replace rotor to get a better setup?

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I looked into this some....a friend of mine who pulls mechanical duties on a local race series track, said to match up with some different rotors but that I should have had mine checked because i wore my old pads down too far. There might have been some inperfections on my rotor and maybe even slightly warped. he also suggests bedding the new pads in more than whats recomended.
I would also get more used to the new pads at a slower speed. Practice finding out it's characteristics. I did to some degree but not at silly speeds and not to the point where I practiced where it would lock up. For that I kick myself in the Arse.
Don't worry about new pads though...they do work as good as they claim, but I stress progressively.

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i just bought a fr.back set.they are ebc high performance brakes.the guy said they were better than stock.i hope.i'm hard on my brakes and dont fool around when it comes to your 2 wheels.tires/and or brakes.
mono are you sure it was the pads or maybe a calipar locked?

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14,500 so far so good...

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14,500,richard.stock brakes?if so dam tats good?just curious are you over 200lbs.?.i seem to find heavier riders on the z wear brakes and tires out quicker than alot of other s.b's.

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K discs are infamous for warping, and seem to warp more quickly with aftermarket pads - EBC HH killed mine. Now I stay standard until it's new disc time then change the whole lot, discs, calipers (maybe) and pads!

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I range between 265 to 275.....

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7,500 miles and only just over 3/4 worn! Changed over to HH when I got fed up with waiting for the stockers to wear out!! Kevlar lines and dot 5 full synthetic fluid. Brakes are awesome!
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Goodridge Kevlar come in various colours, are very flexible and have swaged fittings. (they rotate without having to get the wrenches out).
It all adds up to a very easy fit.
I got the black ones as I wanted my bike to look toned down.
See attached pic of swaged coupling.

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Vozizm,
Sorry about the end of that post, don't quite know what happened to the end? As you can see, the pipes are very flexible and look good as well!
Hope this helps you out.
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