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    Brake pads ...costs!
    on: Nov 15, 2020, 08.38 am
    Nov 15, 2020, 08.38 am
    Hi,
      Over the winter I shall be overhauling the callipers and doing a Pad change all round. The discs/pads were changed @25k now at 45.000 they are overdue.
     The price varies widely from the ridiculously cheap to very costly, then again Triumphs prices on Fowler’s site seem very fair. Advice anyone?
      Thanks.

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    Re: Brake pads ...costs!
    Reply #1 on: Nov 15, 2020, 09.19 am
    Nov 15, 2020, 09.19 am
    I fitted 3 EBC discs and new pads around 75k. Cheaper than the originals and no problems so far. A friend in the trade got me them with a bit of a discount, and it ended up as £285 for discs which was a bit of a saving on original parts.

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    Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2020, 10.39 am
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    Yep, forget the factory ones, the EBC ones don't have any bobbin issues either. I got mine from Demon Tweeks, the whole lot came to around  £400 I think,...still not cheap but this is the price we pay for running a big bike.

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    Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 2020, 12.01 pm
    Nov 15, 2020, 12.01 pm
    Hi,
        I have used EBC stuff before and they are very good,my discs are fine it’s the pads that are down a bit,well the front with the rear with the link thing in particular.
    Brakes are fine without the pulsing common niggle. Error ,my discs were changed at 30k with Triumph Gen items!
      My bike was used all year round so suffered from our UK Winter roads,I have always used cold water with a small drip of wash up liquid on the discs then a cold deluge of water spray from a garden hose ....not a jet wash.
      Regards.

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    Re: Brake pads ...costs!
    Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2020, 04.55 pm
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    EBC are the only ones that I know of that are BAM/TUV approved. FWIW the Trophy uses the same pad size as a FJR1300. That being said there are lots of compounds of pads and it is always a compromise between cold and hot performance and friction VS wear. I have found the EBC to be a harder compound and hence takes more lever effort and work a little better when warm and dry. In the end how much is your life worth and OEM is normally the best way to go.

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    Re: Brake pads ...costs!
    Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2020, 07.37 pm
    Nov 15, 2020, 07.37 pm
    I agree that the EBC pads, and least my sintered ones, seem to take a little more effort on the lever than the originals.
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    Re: Brake pads ...costs!
    Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2020, 03.19 am
    Nov 21, 2020, 03.19 am
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    I agree that the EBC pads, and least my sintered ones, seem to take a little more effort on the lever than the originals.

    Important to note that the EBC sintered pads do much better with a break in that isn't liability-limited (which the recommended one is).

    What you want to do is get up to about 35, and then brake hard, down to walking speed, and let off, and repeat. Do this maybe 5 times, and Bob's your uncle.