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post #1 of 8 Old 07-06-2011, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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What Pads to Buy?

It's time to buy some front pads but aside from going to the dealer, what kind of pads should I be looking for? I found this site (linked below). Any quality products there?
http://www.bikebandit.com/2009-kawas...642280?m=17947

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I've put cheap ones on different bikes with no issues at all. I'd just order a cheap set from there or rmatv.

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Roger that. Thanks. Oh. What type should I buy?

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I just bought cheap ones. I've used different materials and could never tell the difference. I'm sure a BMW or KTM rider could tell a huge difference and would highly praise the expensive ones because when you're climbing vertical mountains and doing lake like water crossing they demand the best that money can buy.

I used Neutron from rmatv on my DRZ and they did the job.

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Thnx.

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Having tried a few, I like the factory OEM pads. They don't eat rotors, stop the bike, and get good mileage.

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Well, turns out I'm probably going to have to buy from the dealer anyway. Just went out to look and they're worn far more than I thought and I don't think I have time to wait for some to ship. Looks like I'll be easing her home after work and then using my wifes care to pick up some pads local. /sigh.

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Extra absorbent?

Seriously, having used both OEM and the Galfer green,the difference is not worth the price or life of pads.




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