Brake Pads ?????????

15 replies to this topic
  • Eagle426

Posted November 12, 2003 - 05:54 PM


Do you guys have any good recommendations for rear brake pads? I am down to the metal and need to change them!

  • JerseyDirt

Posted November 13, 2003 - 06:41 AM


yeah, c'mon guys, which brake pads is everyone using? I wanna know too :)

  • lightestYZF

Posted November 13, 2003 - 08:01 AM


Stock are the best but expensive

  • DirkDiggler

Posted November 13, 2003 - 09:13 AM


I have always used EBC on my roadrace bikes. I have about six hours on a set of EBC fronts on my 426, just bedded in so I cant really give an opinion yet. I bought a set of SBS for the rear from a TT member, should be in soon. I will let you know what I think once I put some time on them.

  • YamaMonty925

Posted November 13, 2003 - 08:17 PM


Vesrah pads are my faves. Just drop them in and go. They don't need all the bed-in procedure like EBC.
The Vesrah work better than EBC on my Supermoto and they worked better on my TZ250.
Try 'em, you'll love 'em. If you don't I'll be surprised.

  • JerseyDirt

Posted November 14, 2003 - 06:16 AM


Thanks for the info guys. More opinions are always welcome.

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted November 14, 2003 - 08:52 AM


Ive been running Vesra pads also. I like them. They work better for me than EBC. I have no use for EBC. Been burnt too many times by them. Never again.

I hear that Dunlopads are about the best. They are just a little hard to find.

  • Burnrider

Posted November 16, 2003 - 01:19 PM


Vesrah- check out the TT store for a good price

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  • blue_beast_wins

Posted November 16, 2003 - 11:07 PM


Stock pads give the best pad life.

  • sjw

Posted November 17, 2003 - 09:26 AM



  • RCannon

Posted November 17, 2003 - 06:10 PM


If you buy EBc's (MXS, I believe), watch the pads that come with the pins. The pads are ok (not great) :), but one of my pins had threads that were so bad they would have stripped out the caliper. I caught it quick and did not force it, so no big deal.

If their quality controll sucks this bad, I dont want to trust their pads. I bought Galfers and have been happy with them. Rocky Mountain started selling the Galfer brand, so price is not much of an issue.

  • PumpkinHumper

Posted November 18, 2003 - 06:50 AM


Get some Moose brake pins. They have Hex heads and are way easier to remove from the caliper than the stock allen head pins. The stock allen head pins have a tend to sieze in the caliper.

  • JerseyDirt

Posted November 18, 2003 - 11:01 AM


I ordered the Vesrahs from the TT store for $54 both front and back w/ shipping. How much are you guys paying for the stock pads? Are they only available from the dealer?

  • RCannon

Posted November 18, 2003 - 03:34 PM


That is exactly what I did. It bothered me to have to do so. The EBC's had that gimmic of coming with free pins. I guess a guy gets what he pays for.

  • BJE

Posted November 20, 2003 - 05:40 PM


I will never buy anything but stock pads again. The aftermarket pads seem to either a) squeak excessively, :) wear way too fast, or c) do both.

The OE pads are great quality.

  • YamaGeek

Posted November 20, 2003 - 05:56 PM


I'm with many of the others, Genuine Yamaha are the best.


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