Kevlar Front Brake Pads


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Kevlar Front Brake Pads

Postby Tagg » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:12 pm



Has anybody installed front Kevlar brake pads on their bike ? Just wondering if they are a good product orif they held up ? Thanks.



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Re: Kevlar Front Brake Pads

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:04 pm

No. You want brake pads on a motorcycle to be soft, organic pads. Unlike cars, where brake rotor wear is expected, and rotors are relatively cheap as a result, motorcycle rotors are extremely hard, and the wear is intended to be done almost entirely to the pads, not the rotors.

Putting ceramic, kevlar, or whatever other kind of whizz-bang hard-wear pads on your bike may make it stop a little bit better, but it will also wear out your $400 (per side) rotors much faster than they were ever intended to wear out.

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Re: Kevlar Front Brake Pads

Postby Tagg » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:24 pm

So, would the Organic pads or the Semi-Metallic pads be a better choice ? (Edit) I see that you show the Organic pads, Thanks.

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Re: Kevlar Front Brake Pads

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:09 am

Best pads for you bikes are the ones that came on it from the factory - OEM

I don't know how many people complain about short brake pad life when they use the 'organic' pads like those offered by EBC, wondering why they have to replace them after only 5 - 7,000 mi.
Usually they buy them because they are a few dollars cheaper than the OEM ones, but soon find out that is false economy as they wear so quickly. :roll:

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Re: Kevlar Front Brake Pads

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:48 am

Dusty Boots wrote:Best pads for you bikes are the ones that came on it from the factory - OEM

I don't know how many people complain about short brake pad life when they use the 'organic' pads like those offered by EBC, wondering why they have to replace them after only 5 - 7,000 mi.
Usually they buy them because they are a few dollars cheaper than the OEM ones, but soon find out that is false economy as they wear so quickly. :roll:


I agree. After trial and error of a few different pads, I now put OEM pads on my bike. They last the longest, perform the best, and produce the least amount of brake dust.

EBC pads work well, but they wear really fast, and produce copious amounts of brake dust, coating your wheels.

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Re: Kevlar Front Brake Pads

Postby ct1500 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:18 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:Best pads for you bikes are the ones that came on it from the factory - OEM

I don't know how many people complain about short brake pad life when they use the 'organic' pads like those offered by EBC, wondering why they have to replace them after only 5 - 7,000 mi.
Usually they buy them because they are a few dollars cheaper than the OEM ones, but soon find out that is false economy as they wear so quickly. :roll:


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You gets what you pay for with the cheapie EBC pads in addition to the brake fade. OEM all the way with no squeaks either.
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Re: Kevlar Front Brake Pads

Postby a@r » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:50 pm

listen to the gentlemen in the above post. I also tried the ebc brake pads and for the time it takes to install them on the rear of a 1500 verses the time they last and the amount of dust the make you are in fact loosing money even if they are cheaper. you almost have to replace them 2 for 1 depending on your riding style. Go OEM and be done and ride




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