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I have just replaced my front Discs and Pads.
I got the Original pads to go with the new discs and what a difference.
I was using EBC pads but as my discs were at the minimum tolerance of 3.5 mm, I decided to return to OEM.
The brakes did bind for a couple of miles until they settled but now the bike feels free when pushing and it dives quite reassuringly when the lever is pulled.
My master cylinder screws were Fracked, but the Electrician at work had some nice new ones which fit perfectly.
After the little ride on the new setup I would recommend paying the extra and staying with Honda Original Front Brake Pads.
 

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I have just replaced my front Discs and Pads.
I got the Original pads to go with the new discs and what a difference.
I was using EBC pads but as my discs were at the minimum tolerance of 3.5 mm, I decided to return to OEM.
The brakes did bind for a couple of miles until they settled but now the bike feels free when pushing and it dives quite reassuringly when the lever is pulled.
My master cylinder screws were Fracked, but the Electrician at work had some nice new ones which fit perfectly.
After the little ride on the new setup I would recommend paying the extra and staying with Honda Original Front Brake Pads.
OEM for brakes, heard too many horror stories withn EBC pads :thumbup:
 

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I did use EBC pads and had no problems, the only thing I did notice was the brakes were weak.
I thought it was because I was used to the brakes on a larger machine, plus I have read on this very site that the brakes do feel weak.
I have just been out for a little ride around town to bed the brakes in and I am noticing a big difference in the stopping power of the front Brakes.
 

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hi stumps,
wind her upto 70+ then hit those brakes and WOW they pull up very nicely, especially when wet.
 

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I wouldn't touch EBC with a bargepole, tried both varieties and both ****e, seen some post on here where the pad came away from the metal plate.
I now only use Honda or kyoto, sometimes nissin if they are priced keenly.
 

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Changed the rear front EBC to honda and was amazed by the difference. Need to do the fronts and am hating the front brake- very weak. Will go back to honda and see what happens...
 

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I wouldn't touch EBC with a bargepole, tried both varieties and both ****e, seen some post on here where the pad came away from the metal plate.
I now only use Honda or Kyoto, sometimes nissin if they are priced keenly.
OEM Honda Pads are Nissin.
Changed the rear front EBC to Honda and was amazed by the difference. Need to do the fronts and am hating the front brake- very weak. Will go back to Honda and see what happens...
I have been riding around with EBC front pads for two years and it felt like the brakes were non existent, the OEM pads make a vast improvement to the stopping power.
 

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I changed to ebc for 2 months ... did NOT like them.. braking weak and got a sort of pulsing, sound from the front brakes at all speeds.. (Bought them from Local Honda dealer), as they do not stock OEM, (Order Only Item..) WTF ..:rolleyes:

Checked here about EBC, (freaked out abit) Got straight on the phone with David Silver.

Changed back over to OEM, vast instant improvement.
:thumb::thumb:

Did rear at the same time with OEM ...

OK they are more expensive but that doesnt matter when brakes are concerned.
 

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OEM Honda Pads are Nissin.


you can get nissin own not marked up as honda, different colour and the fleks of copper in the composite seem to be bigger-ish.
 

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OEM Honda Pads are Nissin.


you can get nissin own not marked up as honda, different colour and the fleks of copper in the composite seem to be bigger-ish.
Maybe the OEM labeled ones are a different compound mix.
One thing I know for sure now is I should have heeded the warnings on this site when I first did them.
I will now only stick with OEM pads.
 

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Got to say that you guys are slightly worrying me a bit now.... just done a full rear end conversion on my Alp changing from drum to disk, and also replaced master cylinder pads and disk at front...

Rear pads and disk are both EBC, front pads are EBC Double sintered pads with OEM Honda disk....

Have to say that at the moment have noticed a massive difference in braking both front and rear... when I hit the rear it's a case of... "Oh Sh*t, i'm stopping", as I've been used to having the ****e drum brake at the rear, but also when I use the front now my stopping power seems to be alot better than before (even before my master cylinder started to give up..).

I have pretty much always used EBC brakes for both my bikes and cars, and so far never had any problems. Reading the thread about the pads coming apart sort of got me thinking about it, but so far have decided to stick with what I know....

What would you guys suggets I do....:confused::confused::confused:
 

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Got to say that you guys are slightly worrying me a bit now.... just done a full rear end conversion on my Alp changing from drum to disk, and also replaced master cylinder pads and disk at front...

Rear pads and disk are both EBC, front pads are EBC Double sintered pads with OEM Honda disk....

Have to say that at the moment have noticed a massive difference in braking both front and rear... when I hit the rear it's a case of... "Oh Sh*t, i'm stopping", as I've been used to having the ****e drum brake at the rear, but also when I use the front now my stopping power seems to be alot better than before (even before my master cylinder started to give up..).

I have pretty much always used EBC brakes for both my bikes and cars, and so far never had any problems. Reading the thread about the pads coming apart sort of got me thinking about it, but so far have decided to stick with what I know....

What would you guys suggets I do....:confused::confused::confused:
I had no problems with the EBC pads, it was just the bike brakes felt weak.
When your pads need changing next time get OEM pads and notice the difference.
 

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Got to say that you guys are slightly worrying me a bit now.... just done a full rear end conversion on my Alp changing from drum to disk, and also replaced master cylinder pads and disk at front...

Rear pads and disk are both EBC, front pads are EBC Double sintered pads with OEM Honda disk....

Have a look at http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/bike-tech/30443-watch-out-ebc-brake-pad-catastrophic-failures.html

Specifically this post from EBC http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/bike-tech/30443-watch-out-ebc-brake-pad-catastrophic-failures-3.html#post390977

and make your own mind up.
 
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