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    Since I am replacing tires , I am thinking on replacing the brake pads too ... I checked the front ones and even thou they still work fine , they are getting thinner and I would not want to damage my rotors because these things are hugely expensive , so I will be spending a couple of dollars for the pads and will solve the problem .The rear pads have more meat on them that the front ones but still no too much more , so I guess I will do both .
    The rotors , I will use some 400 sand paper to eliminate any glaze or whatever (they look good to me ) and they will be good to go .
    Now , to the ever incognito question : which type of pads should I get ?
    According to all the search and the reading that I have done , the ceramic pads have less dust , but these pads will eat the rotors fast because as hard as they are . Ceramic is way harder than metal , so consequently , the rotors will wear out faster ... so , I am thinking instead of Sintered pads .
    Anybody agree with this ? I have not ordered them yet , so there is ample wiggle to change my mind and order something else .
    Please, feel free to comment and suggest which ones to get and where ... Thanks so much

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    I bought a set of these and they work much better than stock. I have not noticed any accelerated ware on the rotor after 4,500 miles. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Rear-Ceramic-Brake-Pads-2006-2009-Suzuki-M109R-Boulevard-Set-Full-ac-/162206088999?hash=item25c43c7f27





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    I bought Galfer pads and rotors from TRod when I did my build last year.

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    ^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post
    I bought Galfer pads and rotors from TRod when I did my build last year.
    Which ones you got , the Galfer sintered or the semi metallic ?
    I would not want noise or hissing or , so I am thinking now on the Galfer semi metallic type .

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    Quote Originally Posted by josey88 View Post
    Which ones you got , the Galfer sintered or the semi metallic ?
    I would not want noise or hissing or , so I am thinking now on the Galfer semi metallic type .
    I have the Galfer sintered front and back. They are a little noisy at first until they get bedded in. Now, they are quiet as a mouse. I might give these a try next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josey88 View Post
    Which ones you got , the Galfer sintered or the semi metallic ?
    I would not want noise or hissing or , so I am thinking now on the Galfer semi metallic type .
    Sintered. No issue with noise.

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    You may also want to check your bearing grease. When we did mine for the first time from factory they were dried out! The dealer gave us a whole new set.


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    How often are you guys replacing your brake pads, my bike has 18k and they still look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzyg64 View Post
    How often are you guys replacing your brake pads, my bike has 18k and they still look good
    I've changed them once, I have over 55,000 km and I just bought a cheep set of pads, depends how much stopping you do, lol I have mostly highway/touring miles. I don't need a new set but I have these on hand for the next tire change. I'll be looking at the bearings again as well. I have no idea if these a good pads or not, the review said they were efffective at stopping the bike, lol that's all I need! Lol we shall see if they are as nice as the Suzuki brand.




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    Changed mine at 8700 miles. The stock pads still had lots of meat on them. I replaced them due the changing the rotors for my build. I also hated how much brake dust there was with the stock pads.

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    I swapped my own for EBC HH pads at 2k miles. Much stronger braking - enough to lock the front a little too easy perhaps. But the originals felt spongy and soft.


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    I am getting the Galfer semi metallic pads . I don`t like the dust , but I can clean it up . They are easy on the rotors and there is no noise . I don`t like them I can always replace them with sintered .

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzyg64 View Post
    How often are you guys replacing your brake pads, my bike has 18k and they still look good
    I have 78000 ks or 48000 miles on my original fronts , yup, and i have had 5 rear sets. My fronts have 1/3 left still to go. I never was a hard front braker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIDMARK View Post
    I have 78000 ks or 48000 miles on my original fronts , yup, and i have had 5 rear sets. My fronts have 1/3 left still to go. I never was a hard front braker.
    There may be 48,000 miles on the rear, but I bet the front only has about 12,000 miles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post
    There may be 48,000 miles on the rear, but I bet the front only has about 12,000 miles!

    Oh yea, i forgot....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIDMARK View Post
    I have 78000 ks or 48000 miles on my original fronts , yup, and i have had 5 rear sets. My fronts have 1/3 left still to go. I never was a hard front braker.
    I'm surprised you use brakes at all. I thought you were more of a man than that. Like Fred Flintstone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRod View Post
    I'm surprised you use brakes at all. I thought you were more of a man than that. Like Fred Flintstone.
    Je, je ... that was funny , lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRod View Post
    I'm surprised you use brakes at all. I thought you were more of a man than that. Like Fred Flintstone.
    He used his feet, weren't you watching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIDMARK View Post
    He used his feet, weren't you watching?
    Sometimes you truly are dense. That was exactly my point. He didn't need brakes because he used his feet.

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    I only use Brembo sintered on all my bikes i have owned. No squeaking, no vibration, good wear and not harsh on the rotors. Pay a little more for them, but Tyres and Brakes are 2 components i dont mess with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRod View Post
    Sometimes you truly are dense. That was exactly my point. He didn't need brakes because he used his feet.
    Your attempt at humor was lost on me, i suggest trying a corpse or something closer to your age. In fact, do me a favor, STFU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIDMARK View Post
    Your attempt at humor was lost on me, i suggest trying a corpse or something closer to your age. In fact, do me a favor, STFU.
    Yeah, if I'm older than you, and I don't know that I am, it's like 15 minutes older. Pot, meet kettle.

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    Brake pads are more or less based on weight of bike and riding style. From what I understand. BUT. Which shoe goes on the outside....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontherocks2u View Post
    Brake pads are more or less based on weight of bike and riding style. From what I understand. BUT. Which shoe goes on the outside....
    What brand are those? I have Galfer and mine had just the 1 grove on each pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontherocks2u View Post
    Brake pads are more or less based on weight of bike and riding style. From what I understand. BUT. Which shoe goes on the outside....
    That's going to make literally no difference!

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