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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Organic or Ceramic Brake Pads?

Which would you guys recommend for the 750?
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standard or drilled rotors? I would go either or on standard rotors.. If I were running Drilled rotors, I would go ceramic only
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Are the stock rotors drilled or not drilled?
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I suppose it might depend on how hard you are on your brakes. When I worked for the USPS, I used my own vehicle (pickup not bike). I put ceramic pads on the front, because they lasted longer, and so did the rotors.

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Well I just went out to check and I do have drilled rotors... are these the stock rotors? Just wondering.

I suppose I'll fork out a few extra bucks for the ceramic pads.

These are the options I have found so far. I really can't tell if I need to order two sets from the cheapcycleparts.com ones or if it includes all four. I don't see any indication of it on the site.

The third link are ceramic pads that are on ebay and it does say it includes four pads. What do you guys think?

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/produ...ake-pads-front

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/86-06...Q5fAccessories
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My rotors are drilled, and the picture on the front of the Cymer manual shows drilled rotors too, so I think they are OEM.

Just guessing about the pads from cheapcycleparts, but judging from the display picture and price that it is for only one set.

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Ceal, I have got an extra set of the SBS ceramic pads... PM sent
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Ceramic pads are the best...but because they are harder, they will wear stainless steel rotors a bit faster.(They tell us this is not so but I have seen the comparisons in real life) However... This small increase in wear is fine as they work better...they deal with heat very well, provide good stopping power and don't leave as much dust on your wheels.

That said...I am not sure what the stock pads are made of, but generally if your not going racing, the stock ones are fine. Because a bike has it's rotors out in the air they tend to run cooler than car rotors. Unless you are very aggressive with your breaking, you do not need to buy the top of the line racing pads.



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Well, that's why I definitely ruled out sintered bronze pads... which seem to be primarily for racing.

I only drive in the city, although I plan to go out on the highway when I have some time and I'm more confident on my bike's condition. I don't really need that much stopping power but people are idiots and run stops and lights a lot around here, so I was thinking the ceramic pads would help me out with those situations.

Hell, I was crossing the street on foot yesterday morning and this STUPID woman ran the stop... would have hit me if I didn't already see her stupid face before she got to the stop and realized she didn't look like she was gonna stop. Idiot just stared at me as she passed... I soooo wanted to make her car explode with my mind u_u ... ANYWAY... after that rant... yup, that's why I thought ceramics seemed like a good choice lol.
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