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post #1 of 8 Old 11-14-2012, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap brake pads?

I was scouring the web for new pads and stumbled upon this set. For both front and rear, only 30 bucks after shipping and taxes? Anyone have experience with these? Apparently they're made by Volar.
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I haven't used those brand nor have I had enough time and experience with motorcycle pads but I have had experience with kevlar carbon pads on my car. They do the job and offer way more stopping power than ceramic pads. Beware, they will grind the F out of your rotors. I had to replace my rotors on my '03 pontiac grand am after only having them on for a year. It wasn't even like I was driving a lot or braking hard either so I guess you have to get special rotors for them or something. My 2 cents.
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I ended up going with these pads both front and rear. For some reason, they say non-abs but list under abs. I don't know how it's going to wear the rotor or the life of the pads but the stock pads could use a little more bite. I suppose using the OEM pads with a stainless steel brake line would give adequate feel but I'm not ready to do that juuuuuust yet.
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Just remember, the O-rings on the space shuttle were made by the lowest bidder! When it comes to brakes, I don't look to save money.

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'Brake pads'

Just NO.

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Originally Posted by Aufitt View Post

'Brake pads'

Just NO.
+1 I've used cheap brake pads in the past, and found they're ususally thinner than stock and don't last as long. The brakes are reasonably good on this bike. I have heard horror stories of the pad material detatching from the metal backing on some cheap brands. Stick with stock, it's not worth skimping on safety, and they're probably not that expensive anyway.

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I'm not in any way directing this at the OP, but this thread is a good opportunity to say it:
We see far too many new riders here willing (and able) to throw untold amounts of money at all sorts of anodized/powder coated/cosmetic farkles and bling, only to cheap out on something so important as brake pads, or tires. It really blows my mind.

When it comes to things like brakes, tires, or just proper maintenance in general... Cheap hurts.
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