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Any Suggestions from my Kawi folks for a good pair of replacement front brakes for my 2000 ZX-9? I might go with some braided lines too what y'all think?
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May 7, 2004, 01:22 PM

are you replacing everything or just hte brake pads?

If just the brake pads, i have heard good things about the EBC HH pads (seem to be a favorite around here). I have not used them personally, but i havent heard any complaints.

I use Performance Friction 95 pads on both my track bike and street bike. They work better than stock and dont fade. i have heard that they are a good progressive pad with good release. unfortunately, i have lttle to compare them too. National Fleet Parts sells them for $25 a pair (1 pair per disc)
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May 7, 2004, 09:16 PM

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Any Suggestions from my Kawi folks for a good pair of replacement front brakes for my 2000 ZX-9? I might go with some braided lines too what y'all think?
I just put some EBC HH's on my bike.
They have awesome power but take an extra instant to release after you release lever pressure.
Mine have only a couple of hundred miles on them and you can have them real cheap.
I have Goodridge lines front and rear and love them.


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I rode a friend's Honda 929 with EBC HH pads and they had a little more rolling resistance than stock and were alot louder. On the plus side, the HBC HH pads offered much better feel and linear braking compared to stock.

Again, be aware they sound like a jet engine when you apply the brakes. Both he and I found it mentally distracting enough to detract from their benefit.


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Braided lines with HH pads.

No brainer. put this mod on a huffy if you want!

I ride my 954 on the street and R6 on the track with them. It is a legit, and inexpensive mod that works well for all types of riding.
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So what did you decide? How is it working out!


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I just talked to Adrian and he recommends the EBC. I called kneeedraggers and they said since I want the lines also, go with the Galfer pads and lines. All comes in one kit.

Pros/COns?


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I just talked to Adrian and he recommends the EBC. I called kneeedraggers and they said since I want the lines also, go with the Galfer pads and lines. All comes in one kit.

Pros/COns?
Unfortunately, nothing yet. I was asking around about the braided lines and HH pads and got nothing bad back, but my money has been funny and my car needed some work done first...I know, I know, but the "cage" got to be cared for too....as soon as I make a decision adn get em on, I'll post up my reaction...I'm Gone....


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I rode a friend's Honda 929 with EBC HH pads and they had a little more rolling resistance than stock and were alot louder. On the plus side, the HBC HH pads offered much better feel and linear braking compared to stock.

Again, be aware they sound like a jet engine when you apply the brakes. Both he and I found it mentally distracting enough to detract from their benefit.
Do they really sound that bad. I just want to get brakes that perform well but are silent. Any reccommendations?


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Do they really sound that bad. I just want to get brakes that perform well but are silent. Any reccommendations?
Nope.
You hear them but no big deal.
Great power, I just don't like the extra drag and the millisecond before they release.
Stick with stock if you want quiet...they work very well.


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I just talked to Adrian and he recommends the EBC. I called kneeedraggers and they said since I want the lines also, go with the Galfer pads and lines. All comes in one kit.

Pros/COns?
I just orders the Galfer kit..once I get em put on, I'll post up


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They rock!!!
No argument here but I've found that http://www.hardracing.com has better prices (for my bike) for Lines and pads. My experience with their shipping and service has been very pleasant as well.

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June 21, 2004, 12:57 PM

should I go with the clutch line replacement too while I'm getting teh brake lines done?


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how can you tell that you have at least 80% break pads left.
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