Gen 5: 2016- What brake pads are you running and why? - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #1 of 17 Old 10-06-2019, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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What brake pads are you running and why?

Time for some new pads and want to know what everyone is running and why?


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Vesrah RJL on 2 bikes
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I use EBC HH pads because they're really easy on rotors. From what I've read they're great for street use but not good for track use.

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brembo stock and Vesrah, and EBC xtreme pro... only ones I trust.
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EBC Extreme Pro

For the experienced rider that demands the best, the Extreme Pro Brake Pad by EBC gives the ultimate in motorcycle braking feel and power. Extensively tested for over a year, the sintered pads use the latest technology and composition to give no compromise in performance and wear.

Features a blend of tungsten and moly metal and were developed after comparing with 7 major competitors' products.
With vent groove to prevent backplate deflection and possible de-bond. EBC uses a wide molded vent groove dividing the pad compact into two separate pucks.
Pad de-bond can happen after corrosion gets under the edges of your pads, EBC has a unique way to prevent this by using non-corrosive elements in the pad matrix that do not interact with the steel backing plates and using its revolutionary double compact system, which prevents backplate flexion and edge lifting which leads to pad de-bond.
Super fast bed in, friction builds to a 0.6 rating after 10 - 15 stops in heavy use.
Perfect stability over EBC's 300 stop Daytona rig test.
Extremely low in-stop variation, compare this with the previous market leader pads.
Great heat cycling ability, you let the pads cool down after the ride and the next day, they repeat the previous perfect brake performance. In other words they heat cycle perfectly.
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Vesrah SRJL-17.

Why? Because Vesrah makes the best pads! Awesome stopping power, consistent feel, no noise, little dust.

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ebc extreme pro, the only cons is dust... vesrah and brembo produce less dust.
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Gen5, Stock Brembo pads, Club and Moto America racing. Great pads performance and life.
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What's wrong with the brembo stock? Or why are the other brands better?
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What's wrong with the brembo stock? Or why are the other brands better?

There is nothing wrong with them. But they are a compromise between cost, mileage, and performance. That doesn't mean there aren't better options out there. Brakes are like suspension, it's about "feel" in most cases and inspiring confidence. I prefer to modulate the front lever with 2 fingers and I like the initial bite when the pads make contact. The stock pads are a good choice, but only if they meet your needs. I prefer the feel and performance of the Vesrah.

Here is a good read put together by another member here. This is LDH's experience and write-up, so credit where credit is due. But my personal experience is pretty much in line with his. I have run most of those myself with the exception of the Carbone Lorraine and the Performance Friction ones.

ROGUE RACING Brake Pads Review Page

I know most people talk about EBC, but after using their HH pads in the distant past I'll never touch anything made my them. They were that bad. I won't ever put them on my bikes again and I would rather put steel plates on the bottom of my boots and put my feet down to stop.

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