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    Galfer Rear Brake Pad Fitment Issue

    I was at Cycle Gear yesterday for a new rear tire and picked up a set of Galfer rear brake pads. Previously have used OEM, but this was too convenient to pass up. Galfer lists (2) part numbers for rear brake pads #FD134G1054 (Semi-metallic) and #FD134G1371 (sintered). I went to install them today but no joy. There is a subtle geometric difference between these and the OEM pads that prevents them from properly seating in the caliper.

    This is just FYI since their website and store catalog lists them is compatible, but I am finding different.
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    Following up with a little more info on this. After sifting through the brake parts catalogs I found that there are different rear pads for ABS and non-ABS models. Galfer #FD103 series matches up with the OEM rear pad I have and is listed for use with the 2012 NC700X in the applications/compatibility table on page 14. Part #FD134 is listed for models with ABS on p. 18.

    Cycle Gear Rear Brake aftermarket options:
    W/O ABS: Galfer #FD103 series or EBC #F140 series
    With ABS: Galfer #FD134 series or EBC #FA174 series

    Bedtime reading: (Both catalogs include full scale outlines of the pad size/shape and application info)
    Galfer Brake Parts Catalog
    EBC Brake Parts Catalog

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    Senior Member Galfer Rear Brake Pad Fitment Issue
    Bike: 2013 NC700S
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Surrey, BC (Canada)
    I had the same issue. I need the pads with the cutout. I bought them from the dealer. They were good about swapping me the parts with their apologies.

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