metalic or non-metalic brake pads


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shawnee1952
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metalic or non-metalic brake pads

Post by shawnee1952 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:43 am



I need to replace my rear brake pads on my 77 gl1000.Should I use sintered or non-metalic pads on it?



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Re: metalic or non-metalic brake pads

Post by themainviking » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:10 am

It depends on your aim. Do you want to stop quickly in all weather situations, but do not care that your rotors wear out quickly? Then sintered metal. If you on the other hand wish to get great wear from your rotors, and give up a little (and it is just a little) braking power, then go with ceramic.

This is how I understand it anyway.
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Re: metalic or non-metalic brake pads

Post by thrasherg » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:25 pm

I always fit non-sintered pads to the rear as you get little braking from the rear wheel and it reduces wear on the disks. I however, ALWAYS fit sintered pads to the front brakes as the extra braking is always welcome, especially in panic situations.. As stated the final decision is yours, but non-sintered pads are easier on the brake system and work fine for the rear brakes (IMHO).

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