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Offline calbyker69

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Brake pads.
« on: December 05, 2018, 06:51:17 AM »
Time for new pads on my 15 Limited. Going with EBC Semi-sintered. Reading about "break in". Does it help or hinder to rough them a little with sand paper before install? I have used various brands in the past and have had issues with squeal with most all of them.

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 07:03:37 AM »
Just put them on and ride.   You made a good choice in pads.  :up:

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 08:01:02 PM »
give the calipers some love while you are doing it
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Offline wood02

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 07:30:00 AM »
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Offline Maddo Snr

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 09:02:06 PM »
...I have used various brands in the past and have had issues with squeal with most all of them.

I've run both 'EBC' and 'Braking' brand pads and I always block them into 3 mini-pads with a 4" x 1/16" cut-off disc. That stops squealing every time. Just mark the pad into 3 equal-area squarish blocks and cut down just short of the backing plate. It gives them more bite and theyre better in the wet as well.
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Offline kd

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 02:33:57 AM »
 :up:   Great idea.  I also chamfer the leading edges. It cuts the chatter which nin turn becomes a squeal at high frequency.
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Offline calbyker69

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 03:03:27 PM »
The EBC pads are split in the middle. I have always chamfered the edges. Rough sanded the pads. Have put some on with doing nothing, then pulled them off and did the love. They just always seem to end up with a squeal no matter what. The stock pads never did but only lasted 15K miles.

Offline a_disalvo

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 12:04:49 PM »
Spray the backs with disc brake anti squeal before installing.

Offline Maddo Snr

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 03:09:32 PM »
:up:   Great idea.  I also chamfer the leading edges. It cuts the chatter which nin turn becomes a squeal at high frequency.

Chamfering the leading edge helps with chatter-induced squeal but it makes dust-squeal even worse. The chamfer funnels crud in under the pad.

I run Ducati floating disks mounted on HD spiders. The Duke discs don't squeal at all, regardless of pad brand. Ergo; I reckon a lot of squealing is more disc-related than pad...

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Re: Brake pads.
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2018, 03:12:00 AM »
I run Lyndall pads and have almost no dust or squeek or noise   running over 100,000 miles with no complaints (not one set  :teeth:)
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