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Anybody bought and installed these pads through NewSpeed3.com? I went to install mine and noticed that the pad is a bit taller than the factory ones. They still fit in the calipers fine and there is enough gap between the fully depressed pistons and the disc. Seemed to stop very nice on the test ride. Just looking for others experiences.
 

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Let us know what you think as as they bed in and you put on more miles.

I have a set of EBC HH pads on my GSXR calipers. I like them, but some have claimed that they eat rotors.
 

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I put a set on my Bonneville T100 and so far they are great. Hardly brokein but they bite a little better than the stockers
 

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I've heard that HH pads wear the rotors quicker, but I've put 14,000 miles on my stock rotors with EBC's and have at least another season left in them. Even if they wore a bit faster, it's worth it for the noticably better stopping, IMO.
 

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I had EBC HH pads on my GSXR callipers on one of my naked Daytona's, they melted!!!! I moved to Bendix carbon pads, awesome pads once they got up to temp.....
 

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HiVel said:
I put a set on my Bonneville T100 and so far they are great. Hardly brokein but they bite a little better than the stockers
I didn't know you had a Bonnie, I can only imagine what it looks like after all the stuff you've done to the S3. Pics Please!
 

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Pad Update

The new pads are taller than the originals and take up more area on the disc. This can be an issue if you have a lot of miles with the factory pads since the new pads will ride further inboard and now sit on a groove created by the old pads. You may have to resurface the discs if there is a noticeable groove from the old pads.

When I first installed the new pads, there was an excessive amount of drag. I ended up loosening up the caliper bolts and repositioning the calipers to help equalize the distance the pistons were pushed in. This helped quite a bit and as I am bedding in the pads, the drag is getting better. These new pads definitely grab the discs quicker. You can hear the pads biting into the disc. Sounds like it will wear fast, but I don't think there will be a significant amount of disc wear.

So far, I like the pads. Especially since I couldn't get the factory ones to stop squealing. I tried everything too.
 

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Got them, love'm.

The Carbone Lorraine SBK3 pads that is.

The stock pads get way to hot during trackdays and start to fall apart. Got my stock pads somewhere with large holes in them. 
 
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Got them, love'm.

The Carbone Lorraine SBK3 pads that is.

The stock pads get way to hot during trackdays and start to fall apart. Got my stock pads somewhere with large holes in them.
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I installed them 2 weeks ago, did a pretty rigorous ride all day yesterday and absolutely LOVED the pads. Way better than the stockers. I have no info...yet...on the wear of my rotors obviously.
 

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I like them- much better bite then stock. ne complaint which likely my fault is they squell a little. I smeared copper anti-seize grease like i read elsewhere but i'm wandering if i smeared it too thin and thats why they squel
 

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I've just put in a set of Carbone Lorraine SBK5 pads and they are great. Not too sharp of an intial bite, really progressive and powerful with good feel. I had SBK3 in my VMax (Ducati USD forks and Brembo brakes) and found them to be pretty wooden once they got heat into them, these SBK5's don't seem to suffer from it. Got them from sportbiketrackgear.com, look for Triumph Daytona brakes if you want to have a look. Good guys to deal with in my experience.
 

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I've just put in a set of Carbone Lorraine SBK5 pads and they are great. Not too sharp of an intial bite, really progressive and powerful with good feel. I had SBK3 in my VMax (Ducati USD forks and Brembo brakes) and found them to be pretty wooden once they got heat into them, these SBK5's don't seem to suffer from it. Got them from sportbiketrackgear.com, look for Triumph Daytona brakes if you want to have a look. Good guys to deal with in my experience.
 

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I got mine through NewSpeed3. They work just fine. Good progressive feel. :wave:
 
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I'm TELLING ya.....watch your stock rotors with those pads! Mine warped. At least I got my braking wave rotors now. :eek:ver:
 

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Did you clean the rotors properly before you used these pads? Some pads leave a coating on the disc thats not compatible with other pad compounds and can end up overheating the disc and warping them.
 
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I've heard that and tried my best to prep the rotors. What I did was spray them with Simple Green and scrub the cap outta them with a green scotchbrite scouring pad after I lightly sanded them with a fine grit paper. But now that you mention it I did notice a glaze r build up on the actual pad when I took them off. Aside from bead blasting them what else could I have done?

In either case the end result was a set of braking waves on the bike which menas that much more braking ability and a lot less gold on my bike. lol
 
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