DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 533
2 members and 531 guests
beatle, Leoallafila
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 03:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net > Sportbike Operation > Tech Questions

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
brake pads. Bed-in procedures?
Unread
  (#1)
TPG - screw face
 
Oneway's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,720
Join Date: June 17, 2008
Location: Manassas
brake pads. Bed-in procedures? - April 14, 2009, 05:50 PM

is this a must-do for all new brakes or just Galfer?

Description
Galfer 1054 Semi-Metallic Carbon Compound: Can be used for sport, touring and commuting applications Works well in wet conditions as well as in cold brake conditions Withstands abrupt temperature changes allowing for a quick feel return NOTE: All Galfer brake pads must be properly "BEDDED-IN" to achieve maximum output and reduce unnecessary rotor wear. Galfer strongly recommends following these BED-IN directions: 1. Clean the brake rotor(s) with thin sand paper and water prior to new pad installation. 2. Towel dry the rotor surface after sanding. 3. Install the new pads and be easy with the brakes for the next 40-50 miles.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#2)
Say Jur Oh
 
Seijirou's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,809
Join Date: April 27, 2003
Location: Herndon, VA
April 14, 2009, 05:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oneway View Post
is this a must-do for all new brakes or just Galfer?

Description
Galfer 1054 Semi-Metallic Carbon Compound: Can be used for sport, touring and commuting applications Works well in wet conditions as well as in cold brake conditions Withstands abrupt temperature changes allowing for a quick feel return NOTE: All Galfer brake pads must be properly "BEDDED-IN" to achieve maximum output and reduce unnecessary rotor wear. Galfer strongly recommends following these BED-IN directions: 1. Clean the brake rotor(s) with thin sand paper and water prior to new pad installation. 2. Towel dry the rotor surface after sanding. 3. Install the new pads and be easy with the brakes for the next 40-50 miles.
De-glazing the rotors is standard if you're not going to have them turned or replaced. Just don't sand in the direction of rotation. Up and down or swirls only.

As far as being easy on the brakes or hard on the brakes, that one is almost as controversial as the engine break-in debate.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillie View Post
I'm not saying this site has a bunch of gay dudes on it but a few of you definitely lack a bumpstop on the sexuality gate.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillie View Post
Here is my anus! Deliver thy penis unto it!


Greg "BamBam" Walker
September 11th 2009
You are missed
Godspeed
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Seijirou  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#3)
TPG Bannings: III
 
Posts: 2,237
Join Date: May 28, 2008
Location: Frederick, MD.
April 14, 2009, 06:04 PM

On used rotors I can see that being helpful, I have always prescribed to the hard bed in for brakes on my cars, but I was always replacing rotors at the same time, I just ordered new pads for my bike, I will be doing the hard bed in, don't know if I'm going to clean the rotors first, really depends on how lazy I am that day.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#4)
TPG - screw face
 
Oneway's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,720
Join Date: June 17, 2008
Location: Manassas
April 14, 2009, 06:07 PM

any specific grit..is 120 ok to use? and you sand just enough to scratch the surface right?
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#5)
Say Jur Oh
 
Seijirou's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,809
Join Date: April 27, 2003
Location: Herndon, VA
April 14, 2009, 06:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oneway View Post
any specific grit..is 120 ok to use? and you sand just enough to scratch the surface right?
120 is too coarse. I wouldn't hit it with anything rougher than 600. You're basically just scratching the surface.

Think of it like a hone on a cylinder.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillie View Post
I'm not saying this site has a bunch of gay dudes on it but a few of you definitely lack a bumpstop on the sexuality gate.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillie View Post
Here is my anus! Deliver thy penis unto it!


Greg "BamBam" Walker
September 11th 2009
You are missed
Godspeed
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Seijirou  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#6)
Has an idiot exemption
 
Triple X's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,502
Join Date: September 29, 2002
Location: Stephens City, VA
April 14, 2009, 06:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seijirou View Post
120 is too coarse. I wouldn't hit it with anything rougher than 600. You're basically just scratching the surface.

Think of it like a hone on a cylinder.
True.
I use scotchbrite.
Def worth doing. Takes 15 min. I spray mine down with brake cleaner after scuffing.


Steve

2011 Harley Electra Glide Limited
2009 Yamaha Zuma 125
2006 Honda CRF150F
2004 Honda CRF150F Monster
2008 Honda CRF 450R
www.cornerspeed.net
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#7)
Say Jur Oh
 
Seijirou's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,809
Join Date: April 27, 2003
Location: Herndon, VA
April 14, 2009, 06:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveZX9 View Post
True.
I use scotchbrite.
Def worth doing. Takes 15 min. I spray mine down with brake cleaner after scuffing.
Yeah scotchbrite is perfect for the job.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillie View Post
I'm not saying this site has a bunch of gay dudes on it but a few of you definitely lack a bumpstop on the sexuality gate.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillie View Post
Here is my anus! Deliver thy penis unto it!


Greg "BamBam" Walker
September 11th 2009
You are missed
Godspeed
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Seijirou  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#8)
TPG - screw face
 
Oneway's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,720
Join Date: June 17, 2008
Location: Manassas
April 14, 2009, 09:23 PM

dude i totally used a scotchbright (kitchen scratch pad) and hot soapy water on my tank to remove the glue from my decals...man that ish totally scuffed up my paint least i did it evenly
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#9)
GP Champ
 
windblown's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,953
Join Date: June 17, 2006
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
April 14, 2009, 09:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oneway View Post
dude i totally used a scotchbright (kitchen scratch pad) and hot soapy water on my tank to remove the glue from my decals...man that ish totally scuffed up my paint least i did it evenly
WD-40 (or kerosine) next time dude. If it's factory paint/color you can even get away with brake cleaner (if you're quick about it).
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.