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    Aftermarket brake pads?

    Are aftermarket brake pads better or worse than OEM brake pads? They sure are a lot cheaper. Thanks, Dave

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    EBC have worked well for me for years. Organic type and same as BMW and if you want longer life get the sintered versions however they will wear your rotors a little quicker as they stop more aggressively. I prefer the organic type on my 1100RT.

    PS: stating the year and model of your bike with questions is highly recommended or you just get generic guessing which is often off the mark and not helpful.
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    EBC pads

    As Happy Wanderer says, EBC are good. Lots of forums will verify. Do your research.

    Save some money, look up your bike's pads on their website and order from amazon.

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    EBC on every BMW I've owned.
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    EBC is for me. Thanks guys for the info. Dave

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    EBC HH is what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joannmax View Post
    Are aftermarket brake pads better or worse than OEM brake pads? They sure are a lot cheaper. Thanks, Dave
    I had a lot of rear rotor wear with the OE Rear pads. None I can see using Carbon Loraine. BUT the CL pads on the front make a whirring noise, that other pads do not. So not using them again on the front. Not taking chances on the rear, the rotor is at 4.6MM and I do not want more wear.

    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    EBC HH is what you want.
    No personal experience, but I read reviews of the EBC sintered with beemers which reported problems with the sintered pads kicking in the abs too soon.

    Based on that I just ordered some EBC FA407 pads on amazon. Those are not the pads you'd recommend then? (Organic, kevlar I think).

    2000 r1100rt

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22893 View Post
    No personal experience, but I read reviews of the EBC sintered with beemers which reported problems with the sintered pads kicking in the abs too soon.

    Based on that I just ordered some EBC FA407 pads on amazon. Those are not the pads you'd recommend then? (Organic, kevlar I think).

    2000 r1100rt
    The HH pads are sintered and stop more aggressively. I use them on the twin front rotors. On the back I use the OEM organic pads or the EBC equivalent as they are a bit softer and easier on the rear rotor which is really a bit small for the app I think. Pads are cheaper than rotors is my thinking here and also most of your hard braking should be done on the front anyway. Use the rear to "set up" the bike for stopping and it helps keep the nose up if you hit the rear first but then transition to the front which is where I get on them a bit harder.
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    '99 R1100S ABS brake pads

    BE SURE you are ordering TWO SETS of pads, left and right for the front. Don't ask me...

    Amazon had them cheaper and got them here quicker:


    EBC Brakes FA363HH Disc Brake Pad Set
    Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
    $28.05

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowndes View Post
    BE SURE you are ordering TWO SETS of pads, left and right for the front. Don't ask me...

    Amazon had them cheaper and got them here quicker:

    EBC Brakes FA363HH Disc Brake Pad Set
    Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
    $28.05
    EBC FA363 Brake Pads are the rear pads - only one set needed.
    Front pads are EBC FA407 or FA246 - two sets needed.
    Michael Stock, Trinity, NC
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    The carbon Loraine pads sold by beemer boneyard very good too.
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