Different front brake pads?

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Different front brake pads?

Post by AllanP » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:58 am

The Brembo M50 front brakes on our bikes are very good, but I would prefer a little more initial bite. Not all-out track performance but a little bit sharper on first application with less lever effort. Anyone got any suggestions for alternate brake pads?

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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by DaveNZ » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:18 am

Ive allready changed my pads to Vesrah.
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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by AllanP » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 am

DaveNZ wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:18 am
Ive allready changed my pads to Vesrah.
I'd be very interested to hear what sort of difference they made for you and also get a part number if you have it handy.

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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:19 am

I find them really good Allan, i also fitted them on my EX 1290R, and i have them on my multistrada. they are Vesrah VD9031RJL, they are factory pads for GSXR1000, and the HP4 BMW.
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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by McDirty » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:28 am

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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by AllanP » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:16 am

DaveNZ wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:19 am
I find them really good Allan, i also fitted them on my EX 1290R, and i have them on my multistrada. they are Vesrah VD9031RJL, they are factory pads for GSXR1000, and the HP4 BMW.
Thanks Dave. These seem well suited to what I'm looking for and I just ordered some :D

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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by DaveNZ » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:03 am

AllanP wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:16 am
DaveNZ wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:19 am
I find them really good Allan, i also fitted them on my EX 1290R, and i have them on my multistrada. they are Vesrah VD9031RJL, they are factory pads for GSXR1000, and the HP4 BMW.
Thanks Dave. These seem well suited to what I'm looking for and I just ordered some :D
They are a very high quality pad, and they last well also, the origonal pads seem to lack initial brake power, then as they heat they bite harder, the Vesrah have good initial bite and progressive, the power is in your fingers.
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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by AllanP » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:08 am

My pair of Vesrah brake pads arrived last week. A bit embarrassing though, because a "pair" was two pads not two sets of pads and I had to order another pair to make up the set :mrgreen:

The other pads arrived, I got the bike and the calipers cleaned up and fitted them, and just got back from 150m/240km ride to bed them in. I think they will probably bed in a bit more, but already I can see they're a step up in responsiveness and power from the Brembo's but not fierce like some race pads can be. They're easy and predictable to use, and I'd feel perfectly comfortable riding with them in the wet.
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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by WERAracer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:06 pm

I agree with the lack of initial bite on my GT. strange because my first time on Brembos was a Duc 696. almost pitched me over the bars leaving the dealer lot!
My problem is Front brake pulsing. Rotor runout has been identified by myself and the dealer at 11-15 thousandths, but they're not committing to a warranty fix. Bike is 15 months old, 15000 mi. There's drag on the calipers during half a rotation of the wheel (on front stand) then free. The harder I brake the more severe is the irregular braking. No sensation from the brake lever itself however. I raised the forks 3/4 " and lowered rear equal amount about 6000 mi ago as if that deviation from stock could be the cause, but this symptom just showed up.
Ideas, mates?

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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:20 am

Sounds like a warped disc, keep pushing for a warrantee claim, I've heard of a few 1290Rs having warped disc's.
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Re: Different front brake pads?

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 am

Yes to DaveNZ's summary........one of mine went warpy at 7,000kms (that's when I first noticed them in city traffic riding and red light stops). The dealership did their check ride to confirm my report and KTM Aus supplied two new disc's. I shouted for a new set of pads which turned out to be identical to oem KTM pads but cheaper because they were painted red instead of orange.

In Aus we have two years of warranty...... hope the same applies over your side ;)

Ps nearly forgot......these Brembo things are prone to warping - just when it happens is a lottery. My theory is that 320mm disc's are too thin and too big to stay straight. All my previous bikes (and my CBR1100XX) had done enormous mileages with no disc warpages...... but they were all smaller diameter ie less than 310mm.....

Well, that's my theory...... for what it's worth.

As a precaution I try not to hold the front brake lever on after stopping for a traffic light etc just in case the heat in the pads is enough to cause the discs to warp while clamped tight (with hot pads)....... ;)
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