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Offline antonis

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EBC (Front) Brake Pads Question
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:06:44 PM »
Hello!

Does anyone replaced their brake pads with EBC?
I'm searching for the part number, and I can see that FA142 & FA196 are direct replacement for our bikes.
But both, had different dimensions.

So, If you have replaced yours, please inform me... I really hate to remove the pads to measure them hehe...

Thanks!

PS The rear pads, are the **496 for EBC, as I have already replaced mine.

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Re: EBC (Front) Brake Pads Question
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 04:42:20 PM »
Have not replaced mine yet but was given a brand new set of FA142 for the front. I have them in my shed and they look identical to the ones on the bike.

Not sure where you got the info from for the FA196 but I don't think they are for the GW250?
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Re: EBC (Front) Brake Pads Question
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 04:48:33 PM »
Thanks!
The information was from a local reseller.

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Re: EBC (Front) Brake Pads Question
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 07:02:21 PM »
I bought new front and rear pads for mine about 6 months ago, EBC.
I thought the pads looked really low, but when I took the old ones out they were almost the same thickness as the new ones.
It seems that skinny pads are fitted in fat calipers, or the calipers expect thicker disks.
The end result is that a lot of caliper piston is visible, which on a car would suggest the pads are almost worn out, as with new pads on a car the piston is normally totally pushed back into the the caliper.
With the Inazuma it seems that is not the case.
I did make sure the new pads were the correct shape but they are in my desk at work, so I can't check the part numbers.

It was not a total waste of my time stripping the pads out only to find they did not need replacing, as they needed a really good clean.
 The water/steam groove in all the pads was full of crud, to the top,  the slider pins were dry, and the bit where the pad rests/slides in the carrier was also packed full of crud, and also dry.
I cleaned all the crud off the pad/caliper carriers, and sparingly greased.
I cleaned the slider pins of old tar-like grease, and re-lubed.
I scraped out the slots in the pads, carefully, using a small flat-blade screwdriver.
I sparingly greased the back of the pads where they contact the piston carrier.
The effect was very pleasant.
The brakes are now silent, progressive, and stop working when I stop applying them!
My other bike is a GSF 600 Bandit.

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Re: EBC (Front) Brake Pads Question
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 07:05:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Umoth [+]
I thought the pads looked really low, but when I took the old ones out they were almost the same thickness as the new ones.

You can check them by looking at the brake fluid level. It's a closed-circuit, so if it's low, then you need a new pair...

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Re: EBC (Front) Brake Pads Question
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 08:19:34 PM »
True, but the fluid can be topped up.
The only way to be 100% sure is to compair new pads to worn ones.
There looks to be room for pads about 10mm thick in the caliper, but new are about 5mm.





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Re: EBC (Front) Brake Pads Question
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 08:30:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Umoth [+]
True, but the fluid can be topped up.
The only way to be 100% sure is to compair new pads to worn ones.
There looks to be room for pads about 10mm thick in the caliper, but new are about 5mm.

It's a "rule" that you should never fillup the brake fluid.

If it's lower than required and the brake pads are new, then there is a leak or a problem that needs to be fixed ASAP, as it's the brakes!

If it's filled up because of worm pads, then the time that you have to replace the brake pads, you should also remove part of the fluid. Also it's not good to mix brake fluid in general. You should replace the brake fluid every X years, I don't remember the excact time with new one.

At least, that's what I do on my vehicles (and what the service manuals noted) :)

 


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