Chillin' with Cybersix and Data 7 in Meridiana
I always stick with OEM pads on the most important brake on the bike, the front. My reasoning is that since new I have become accustomed to the manner in which they operate under the various stresses that I put upon them. So, there is no reason why I would want to change that by changing the brand of pad.
I have been known to experiment with rear brake pads in situations where OEM's might be wearing too quickly but in general I stick with OEM pads on the rear also.
On the occasions that I have used EBC pads I have found them to be good products. I have tried other aftermarket brands but for me, none were as effective as EBC.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
I have always used Honda OEM pads and have never had to replace a brake disc. Yup some aftermarket pads might offer stronger braking but I'm happy with the stock stuff. :-)
Ditto on the OEM pad choice. I put EBC HH pads on my Goldwing and disliked them due to their abrupt “grabbiness”, so I went back to OEM. I’m sticking with OEM pads for the NC, although I’m still on the originals at 40,000 miles.
I have found the front brake on my '18 750 DCT very good, but the back brake seems a little non existent. I would like a little more grab. Any suggestions?
Ran EBC HH pads on my old ZX10R for most of the 20k miles it had on it, including around 10 hard ridden trackdays, never replaced rotors. I run the EBC HH friction on my other bike (2006 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1600) and already been thinking about upgrading the pads on my NC to EBC HH, but not sure yet. The rear ones squeal on my Nomad, fronts don't make any noise. Grab good, I like it, but I can understand why some would not. I also have a limited experience base, being that I have pretty much only ran stock pads or EBC HH pads on all my bikes. So far, ran EBC HH pads on 4 bikes: 97 Honda CBR900, 02 GSXR 750, 07 ZX10R, and my current 06 Vulcan Nomad cruiser. I may step out of the box and try something else with the NC, but I do want superior stopping power. I know Galfer has a good name in the brake world, just never looked into running them.
My NC has just under 90,000 miles and at least 60,000 of that has been using EBC HH pads on the front and I brake using only the front 99% of the time, I'm still using the original rotor
Last edited by rippin209; 18th May 2019 at 00:16.