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post #1 of 21 Old 07-15-2019, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Possible front brake pad upgrade...

I want more initial bite from my front brakes so I am considering changing the front brake pads.
I have to pull harder than expected on the brakes before I get good stopping power.

Can someone that has already been down this road give me some good options?
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EBC HH Sintered Pads. Added front & rear. BIG improvement.

SUZUKI STREETBIKE GSX-S 1000 EBC Brakes Double-H Sintered Pads (2pcs)
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Ditto on ebc HH
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i have brembo SC or ZCOO way better than EBC HH (when money is not a problem )

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Thanks for the quick replies. I will look at both.
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EBC HH work great
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i have brembo SC or ZCOO way better than EBC HH (when money is not a problem )
+ 1,000,000 on Zcoo... sublime pads
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i can recomend vesrah super RJL-XX, transformed my brakes from woefully wooden, to awesome
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EBC-HH are good. Once they bed in, they give good power and feel. I've used them on CBR929 and CBR954 and they were much better than the OEM pads in both cases.


I used Carbone Lorraine (now just called "CL") pads on my FZ-1 and found the 'feel' was a little more to my liking vs the EBCs, but not enough to make me a 'fanatic' one way or the other.

You can find the CL pads here for $40 per caliper (you'll need to order two sets, so $80 for the fronts.)
https://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/c...nt-brake-pads/


Twice now people have posted that they replaced their pads and now their brakes were squeeking/making noise. Bear in mind that you need to scuff up your rotors when you replace pads. You are removing the residue from the old pads and providing a roughed up surface (at a microscopic level) for your new pads to bed into. Use 100 grit sandpaper and lift the front wheel, pinch the rotor between the sandpaper and spin the wheel until you feel you've scuffed it well on both sides of that rotor. Now do the other side. A minute per side is usually 'good'.



Clean the rotors off with alcohol or brake cleaner and mount up your new pads. If you use brake cleaner (non-chlorinated), give your calipers a good cleaning, too, while they are off.


Give yourself about 100 miles of riding for the pads to 'bed-in' and give good braking power. They will feel weak at first (no matter which pads you get.) That's normal. Just chill, ride by yourself, and wait until you get the pads bedded in before trusting them for maximum braking power.
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Thanks for the good input on the brake pads.
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