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    Brake pads


    If you are a newish track day rider, monitor your front brake pad wear: a multi-day event on old pads may wear them out.

    Hence this thread. Bike is GSX-R750. Ridden occasionally on the street, mostly track days. Want to have spares.

    Galfer sintered HH

    Ferodo sintered

    There are some “race” pads I’m assuming might need more heat than generated on the street, but I’m open to other suggestions.

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    Re: Brake pads

    I have galfer HH on my SV and they are a welcome upgrade from stock. More initial bite even cold and braking power that increases with lever pressure.

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    Re: Brake pads

    My experience with the Galfer HH stuff is that they wear out much faster than, for example, the Vesrah RJL stuff. YMMV as always.

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    Re: Brake pads

    Very impressed with my DP race pads. Very good initial bite, very consistent over the whole race with very little fade. quick to bed in and a Big plus is they are easy on rotors too. I am sure there street pads are just as good.

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    Re: Brake pads

    I may know a guy with a DP Brakes hook up

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    Re: Brake pads

    i run cheap 16 dollar pads on my track bike. thankfully i am fat, cannot ride and the bike makes like 60 hp

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    Re: Brake pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Your Galfer link is for EBC brand FA pads. The FAs are a little on the weak side for spirited trackday use.
    The next step up "EPFA" is what I use on my track SV(s) and street bikes, haven't worn them out yet, good cold and hot feel, progressive and predictable.
    "GPFAX" if you want balls out race pads for use on hot tires at the track, I haven't run them yet due to their high cost.

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    Re: Brake pads

    Dp brakes are a huge improvement. Great feel, little to no fade and they last foooooreeeeverrrr

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    Re: Brake pads

    Looks like DP SDP SPORT HH+ is a good choice. Where to buy?

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    Re: Brake pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Looks like DP SDP SPORT HH+ is a good choice. Where to buy?
    Quote Originally Posted by theducman View Post
    I may know a guy with a DP Brakes hook up


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    Re: Brake pads

    Quote Originally Posted by theducman View Post
    I may know a guy with a DP Brakes hook up
    How to buy?

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    Re: Brake pads

    Pm me

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    Re: Brake pads

    Ordered DP HH+ from Sport Bike Track Gear. $53 per set.

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    Re: Brake pads

    carbone lorraine and never go to anything else!

    http://www.cl-brakes.com/?page_id=693&lang=en

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    Re: Brake pads

    Vesrah XX pads. Super strong, very linear, and they last forever. Can't go wrong with those.

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    Re: Brake pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodcraft View Post
    Vesrah XX pads. Super strong, very linear, and they last forever. Can't go wrong with those.
    Vesrah is well-regarded, but I couldn’t figure out which of their four pads was most suitable for track day + street use?

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    Re: Brake pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Vesrah is well-regarded, but I couldn’t figure out which of their four pads was most suitable for track day + street use?

    The Vesrah RJL are are my favorite street/ track day pad. I have a set in my Harley right now. I even used them for racing when I was learning. Always felt good at the lever. When I got going quicker any my bike was track only I went to the SRJL which I think are the XX now. I felt they needed a bit more temp in them to not have a blocky feeling to them but they did stop better for a longer when trying to throw your bike into a corner.

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