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post #1 of 12 Old 07-12-2005, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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So a couple of weeks ago I decided to replace my pads with some galfer HH pads before a Jennings GP track day. I told my mechanic to not put the backing plate from my OEM pads on my new ones. I now have a vibration on initial brake input and it goes away with more firm pressure. It started before my track day and trip to deals gap so I don't think I warped the rotors at a track day. I seem to think that those plates on the back of the pads must preload them against the rotor a bit. Now I never saw the actual plates that we have all spoken about so If anyone has a pic of them I would appriciate it. Also I don't see them on the parts diagram on kawa.com. Where can I get them? The only other service I had done at the same time was have the front tire replaced
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So a couple of weeks ago I decided to replace my pads with some galfer HH pads before a Jennings GP track day. I told my mechanic to not put the backing plate from my OEM pads on my new ones. I now have a vibration on initial brake input and it goes away with more firm pressure. It started before my track day and trip to deals gap so I don't think I warped the rotors at a track day. I seem to think that those plates on the back of the pads must preload them against the rotor a bit. Now I never saw the actual plates that we have all spoken about so If anyone has a pic of them I would appriciate it. Also I don't see them on the parts diagram on kawa.com. Where can I get them? The only other service I had done at the same time was have the front tire replaced

wonder if they bent the rotor a hair when replacing the front tire?
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The ss backs are to disperse heat, the galfer pads are ceramic backed, you shouldn't need them.
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I had the same thing happen to me but it was the rotor. The guy that changed my tires had sprayed bead lock crap on my front rotors. When i hit the brakes it glazed my pads. I had to bead blast the rotor and replace the pads. I tried sanding them but it didn't work.
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When you buy the oem pads they come with new shims. Why, exactly, did you switch from the oem pads? What about them was unsatisfactory?
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When you buy the oem pads they come with new shims. Why, exactly, did you switch from the oem pads? What about them was unsatisfactory?

I changed mine as I felt the brake lever hitting the grip after a few laps was a bit unsafe.

The stock pads fade bad under strong use.
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I Have Only Hear The Stock Pads Doing That On The Track....which Is Understandable...
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I changed mine as I felt the brake lever hitting the grip after a few laps was a bit unsafe.

The stock pads fade bad under strong use.


lmao..unsafe huh...
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What about the little clip that goes above the pads does that need to be put back or is it unimportant?
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What about the little clip that goes above the pads does that need to be put back or is it unimportant?
Im just guessing here...but if it helps to hold you brakes together, Id put it back on there...



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