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post #1 of 15 Old 09-25-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Braketech Axis Iron Rotors - pad selection

Hi everyone, I've just ordered a set of iron rotors (originals were below the thickness limit and warped!) and am trying to find the best set of pads. I know Braketech specify Ferodo pads, does anyone know which pads don't have a strong initial bite (the bike is mainly used on the road, including going to the shops and the sharp initial bite has caught me out a few times when I'm cruising).

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On my 2003 636 I used Carbone Lorraine pads. Loved them. Initial bite was just right for the street.

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I had the same on my 636 awesome rotors, i used the pad recomended by braketech for those rotors.
http://www.braketech.com/index.php?o...66&It emid=92
These pads don't have a huge intial bite but are very strong and have excellent feel, highly recommended.

Make sure u clean up the new rotors with some old sintered pads, also make sure the old pads are flat and clean (use some emery paper on a dead flat surface) this process makes bedding in the new pads 100x easier and you will end up with a perfect set up.

Ps. don't get the rotors wet or even kept outside in the cooler weather they will rust over night.

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Thanks for the replies fellas.

Barnes - would the carbon/ceramic pads be a bit of overkill for road riding or do they perform pretty well? (I'm almost afraid to find out how expensive they are )
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I use mine for road race only but the ferodo CP1 carbon pads work well. They don't need much for heat either. I use the carbon pad in our rain races and they seem to work very well. The Ferodo Xrac sintered pads are also a good choice. They have more initial bite, but not a surprising amount that will bite you in the butt.

What calipers are you using?

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Fireman69 - thanks for the info. I'm running ZX14 calipers with s/s lines. I've also just ordered a ZX6R radial master cylinder so I should have enough braking force soon to put ripples in the bitumen

I think I'll start looking for a set of the Ferodo CP1 carbon pads, they sound like the ones for me!
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Yeah go the carbon ceramics, the iron rotors are quit soft so some sintered pads might eat them alive...

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I have these set for sell that came out of a 2011 zx14, Rotors have less than 500 miles never raced or abused asking $400

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LOL do they come with the wheels for the same price?

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LOL do they come with the wheels for the same price?
I'll take 10 sets

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