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Old 04-15-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default Good set of brake pads for the front?

Hey there guys.... so the other day my 91 Katana 600 began to make the slight squeel sound that brake pads make when they are getting low and need replaced.

That being said, I'm not looking to kill my budget on pads, I just want something that I can easily install and is going to have good stopping power and not have any brake squeel when stopping.

I was trolling around ebay and I found two different sets that I was looking to get opinions on... (mind you the 1st is a full front and rear replacement, which I would probably do all at the same time):

1. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

2. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3AMEWAX%3AVRI

Thanks in advance guys!

PS... if anybody knows of some others at good prices, shoot me a link!
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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On older bikes (I have a '91 1100), I prefer Vesrah organics which are pretty cheap, maybe around $45 for both sets (don't remember).
Yeah, they are not fancy, but they are super gentle on the rotors, quiet, low dusting and offer better brake feel than other pads.
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I love the EBC double HH i have on my 05 600
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I like the EBC HH, but I only use those on the front.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:51 PM   #5
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anybody have any links to where to buy these different kinds for my 91 Kat 600?
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EBC HH

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but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.
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Well based on recommendations I bought the EBC HH's .... they should be here in a week or so.

Thanks all! Now I have a reason to do a brake fluid flush on the bike as well.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:18 PM   #8
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Update......

Well guys, the EBC-HH pads arrived and the install was SUPER easy, took me all of about 5-10 min MAX to get the old pads out and the new pads in:




SO... now this poses a quick question.... I need to do a brake fluid flush and I see on the caliper that there are 2 bleeder nuts.... do I have to bleed out of both of these per caliper, or can I just use the outside most nut (as its easier to get to)?

and ps.... yes, I do still have a brake dust cap cover... I just had it off for the pic.

Thanks guys!

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You gotta do both. That's kinda why they are there.
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I dont mean to be rude but it sounds like a rush job.

You need to remove the retainers . clean and lube them, the pins in the pic look corroded and dry. You need to clean off the old slide grease and replace it with fresh silicone brake grease or sil-glyde brake lube, clean up the pad pins with wire wheels and add a super thin, layer on the contact areas of the retainers ( if they have them) and pad pins as well. I always add a thin layer of anti squeal compound to the back sides of the pads.
You need to bleed/flush the fluid to remove any crap fluid in the caliper (both sides)

FWIW I prefer the power and feel of organic pads as well as the much less wear and tear on the rotors over sintered brake pads. I do hundreds of brake jobs a year and its amazing the damage Sintered pads do to rotors. many of them are gouged to hell after only 10-15K and worn groved rotors dont provide very good braking at all.
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