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post #1 of 25 Old 01-29-2011, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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320 Rotor and Brake Pads

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Getting ready to install a 320 rotor. What brake pads do you use with your 320 rotor? Also what brake fluid are you using?

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post #2 of 25 Old 02-10-2011, 11:41 PM
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I used the galfer green pads with no problems. Oh Dot 4 brake fluid.
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Why the green pads?

I've had good service from the OEM pads, so was about to order the Galfer 1054 (black) pads from Buster. The green pads aren't much more, but what will they do for me?

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Why the green pads?

I've had good service from the OEM pads, so was about to order the Galfer 1054 (black) pads from Buster. The green pads aren't much more, but what will they do for me?

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Tom, I have not tried all the pads out there by any means, but I did try green. They wear out FAST. They are grippy as hell, but not worth it IMO.




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Thanks LJ. I haven't crashed into the back of anything lately, so maybe I'll stick with an OEM type fo pad. Do you remember how many miles you got out of them? I'm pushing 20K on my stock pads.

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Thanks LJ. I haven't crashed into the back of anything lately, so maybe I'll stick with an OEM type fo pad. Do you remember how many miles you got out of them? I'm pushing 20K on my stock pads.

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I don't remember, but it was SHOCKINGLY little. They are real soft. I'm back to cheapos now. The green would be my choice if I was a millionaire or a better rider.




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EBC HH pads will score the disc badly - Galfer green are good but wear quickly - stock are a softer HH compound than the EBC and work well.
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I would have thought the stock pads would have a GG rating rather than HH. Is there a range of HH ratings?

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Alright you Gen 2 snobs.. Tim's talking about Gen 1..

Tim,
With the oversize brake disc I don't know if you'll need to go to a set of Green pads or not. I've run the Greens on my stock brakes on the Gen 1, but as we both know, the Gen 1 brakes aren't as good as the Gen 2, which is why so many people go to the oversize disc..

I'm running Green HH and don't care if they wear out my disc. I know that as soon as the disc is worn thin, I'll upgrade to oversize too.. And until I upgrade, I want as much stopping power as possible.. Maybe even as much as a Snobbie Gen 2 bike..

I installed the Greens and braided hose a couple years ago. Still running strong, but I have to replace pads every 7-8000 miles. It's worth it to be able to stop.
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Good point, Paper. Stopping is important...one of those things you shouldn't skimp on. It's just that OUR bikes can kind of do it.

Gotta give us something with our plastic fantastic heathen bikes.




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