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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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EBC Double-H Sintered Brake Pads

Anyone have any experience with these pads?

https://www.amazon.com/EBC-Double-H-...00r+brake+pads


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 08:21 PM
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Yep. Used them on other bikes. They're pretty good, and last a decent amount. I imagine they're at least a step above the OEM's, but I've never experienced the OEM pads on this bike. Other higher performance sport bikes come with EBC HH pads from the factory.

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I installed them on my '96 R1100RT. Great pads, will use them on my CB when the time comes.

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I'm trying as best I can to use only organics.....Have found anything but grind out the rotors.
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I'm using EBC FA196HH sintered front brake pads.

PRO:
- Has a little more bite and feel, but only 10-20% more at best; nothing to shout about.
- Cheaper than OEM brake pads. (revised in 2016 with price rise).

CON:
- Constant rolling noise (when not using brake) is significantly more! ("gearing" kind of sound). Compared to no sound at all with OEM brake pads.

- Braking noise is significantly more ("gearing" kind of sound) compared to OEM's soft whirling sound. They are are noisy/loud.

- Brake pad material has more friction and grinds the disc rotor.
- Rolling fiction can be felt when backing-up/reverse bike into the garage. (if you do that)
- Makes any brake anomaly more prominient (e.g. if pads can't move freely due to dirt, etc. will be amplified)
- Seems to need a little heat to work at its best (1st brake in cold mornings is ... less convincing).

SUMMARY: There are CONs. Depends on your riding circumstances. For each to decide.
As a daily commuter, i'm not convinced. In hindsight, i will not buy it again. I still have OEM pads which i will put back one of these days.

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I wouldn't mind an upgrade. I can swear I sense some brake fade under hard braking coming to a stop. Although truth be told, I'm always aware of that single disk up front.
I'm comparing it to my dual disk six piston calipers on my ZRX with a smaller piston master cylinder that I swapped off another model. I went down 2mm on poston size.
More power with less pull and the extra lever travel is neglagable.

Usually I change to a Galfer Green pad, which is organic. Anybody try these on the CB?

I'm sure the CB uses sintered HH pads but there is a difference in the metal composition between manufacturers. Some are more aggressive than others.
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I can swear I sense some brake fade under hard braking coming to a stop.
Same here. I also felt some brake fade under hard braking coming to a stop. Particularly on a hot day and after repeated braking in city traffic (i was pushing it that day).

Brake pads with more friction is no substitute for bigger hardware or more compression force. There are many parameters and outright friction is just one of the them. I think Honda got the balance right (for OEM brake pads).

Note: Honda have revised the brake pad; 06455-MGS-D32 superseded the original 06455-MGS-D31. 06455-MGS-D32 is also more expensive (and fitted to 2016 models).

The EBC HH pads may better suit weekend warrior or race track.
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The organic Galfer Green pads are very good and are easy on the rotors. I have replaced stock HH pads on other bikes with the Galfer Green pads and didn't notice any decrease in stopping ability, but then again those were dual disc up front and I wasn't running track days.
The single disc up front I believe, may make any shortcomings in the pads more noticeable to us mere mortals.

I suppose I'll go with the Galfer Green pads when the time comes unless anybody has tried them and didn't like them under hard braking.
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I've got EBC HHs on my Fazer and they're a great; good feel, progressive, good peak braking, no noise and the wear on the rotors seems minimal. This is on a bike driven exclusively on the street; if you track YMMV.

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