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post #1 of 4 Old 07-26-2011, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Rear brake pads?

I recently got a klr and it needs new rear brake pads. They squeal when I come to a stop. Anybody recommend a good all around riding brake pad? I live in the mouton area so alot of aggressive stopping. Thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-26-2011, 09:07 AM
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I like the factory OEM brake pads over the others I've tried. Brake pad and brake rotor compatibility is pretty critical when it comes to consistent, predictable stopping. It took me a while to adapt my riding habits to match the braking of the bike. Once I quit over-riding the brake system, I quit having problems stopping. I've had the option since day one of upgrading the brakes. I just haven't found it necessary.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-26-2011, 03:17 PM
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IMHO, the more expensive pads are not worth it. The Galfer green are great, but they wear out FAST.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-30-2011, 06:56 AM
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I run EBCs....on my steet bikes and dirt....great price/performance.
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