Sixity brake pads


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turboman1354
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Sixity brake pads

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I've seen some these pads advertised on Amazon and wondered if anyone has tried these. I know the consensus are OEM pads and that's all I've ever used. Wondering if anyone has tried these and how they were. For the price they're worth it if they don't eat up rotors. Tks in advance.


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Just checked the site. First of all,1800's are all listed as ceramic pads. Not good for the rotors.
Also, they list different pads for about every year and model of the 1800, with different prices. I'd be wary of that.
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I tried them and found out the hard way they are BAAAAAAAD for the rotors. Avoid them like the plague!!!! :shock: :shock:
Had them on for about 200 miles and they were promptly removed.
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Steve F wrote:I tried them and found out the hard way they are BAAAAAAAD for the rotors. Avoid them like the plague!!!! :shock: :shock:
Had them on for about 200 miles and they were promptly removed.
Will take the warning..but what exactly was the issue to the rotors...excessive wear?
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The rotors were being eaten alive by those pads...maybe because the rotors are stainless and the pads gall them excessively??? I'm not sure but the rotors suffered, and there was actual metal dust on the wheel, not the typical brake dust you find with "normal pads".
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Motorcycle brake rotors are much harder than regular car brake rotors. In fact, most lathes meant to turn car rotors will not turn bike rotors.

Car rotors can be had in a lot of cases for $40-$60. Bike rotors are more like $400-$600.

So yes you can put hard ceramic pads on your car, you'll get the benefits of reduced brake fade etc. but you'll chew through your $40 rotors faster.

But on a bike...chewing through a $400 rotor because you want ceramic pads, no thanks. I've tried several different aftermarket pads, and I always end up going back to Honda OEM - they work great, last fairly long, and the amount of brake dust is minimal compared to some softer, shorter-lived aftermarket pads (particularly EBC).


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