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Supplier of brake pads....
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:36:23 PM »
8.5 k miles, front pads are close to wear indicator, so wanted to order some replacements, back are fine for now...

Did usual search for 2018 cb500xa brake pads (eBay / Amazon), comes up with multiple suppliers etc, but with different specs / shapes etc in places.

Rather than spend cash, hassles with returns etc, I thought I'd just ask you lot!

Can someone point me in the direction of a reliable online suppliers of these?

I need to plan the change in as I use the bike 6 days a week, this will be a day off job so they must be right first time!

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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 04:39:40 PM »
I swear by EBC brakes.
Btw as the 500 uses a single caliper, it would be a simple 20 minutes job to change brake pads, so I wouldn't be too worri d about having a day off.

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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 05:45:01 PM »
Yep, was going with ebc, but where to buy them online in the Uk? Also pattern number would be useful!

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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 08:34:16 PM »
EBC HH for me, please. FA196HH or semi sintered FA196V and standard FH196
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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 01:13:33 AM »
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exactly the info required! now I can find a uk supplier easy enough with the pattern number!
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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 03:24:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Oyabun [+]
I swear by EBC brakes.
Btw as the 500 uses a single caliper, it would be a simple 20 minutes job to change brake pads, so I wouldn't be too worri d about having a day off.
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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 07:11:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by BikerBill [+]
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exactly the info required! now I can find a uk supplier easy enough with the pattern number!
Wemoto supply EBC pads on the internet. You can get them at most bike shops as EBC are the most popular make of brake pads in the UK.

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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 05:46:51 PM »
I've usually found OEM to be the best pads...unless you need something very specific (track,trials etc.)
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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 06:08:17 PM »
Had an interesting conversation with my tire fitter the other day.   As I was getting a new set of tires I thought I would change the brake pads as well.  As the wheels were coming off I thought to do it then, rather than at home.   I showed him the ECB's I just bought and he then asked me about my style of riding and if I braked a lot.  He said the ECB's were better suited for people that brake a lot and brake heavy.  Me, I hardly ever use the brakes unless coming to a stop favouring to be in a gear that allows both acceleration and good engine braking for the speed I am doing.  I then explained that I was going to be doing some long motorways and also loose gravel trails.   I could see he was summing all this up in his head and he then added that the ECB's need to be warmed up to be most effective.  So I told him that I had an emergency set of OEM pads under the seat.   He said I should fit the OEM's and keep the ECB's as the emergency set as the OEM's are better suited to my riding.  So that's what we did.
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Re: Supplier of brake pads....
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 06:20:05 PM »
Have some EBC on the way, many many suppliers out there once you have the pattern number.

Re riding style, given that I've used up the front OEM set in 8,500 miles, but only got maybe  ⅓ of the way thru the rears, I started paying attention to my riding style.
I brake hard, late, front bias. Out today, another 100 + miles, conscious of the state of the fronts, I amended my style, used more rear bias, more engine braking, makes you think ahead more than I normally do.

Must admit, it was a more relaxing, if less thrilling ride. Must make a conscious decision to ride like this more often, keep the fun stuff for the weekends!

I'll probably live longer too :187:

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