Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New brake pads

I did my 18,000 km service the other day and thought I'd check the brake pads.  They were about half worn.  I wasn't that impressed with the pads, so checked Dale Walker's site (www.holeshot.com).  He recommends Ferodo pads: sintered on the front for good bite, and platinum on the rear for a softer initial application.  I trust him, so that's what I went for.

The part numbers are:

Sintered FrontPart No. FDB-574-ST
Platinum RearPart No. FDB-754-P

They are easy to replace and I took the opportunity to replace the fluid and bleed the brakes (bought a basic brake bleeder kit which made it easier).

The fronts definitely bite harder and stop better.  The rear seems fine as well, and they were a good choice:

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