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Looking to replace the rear rotor and pads on my 2006 non ABS VFR and am considering aftermarket. Any experience or recommendations on brands?

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I fitted EBC to my 1200 after one of the OEM discs warped, no issues at all. Brakes are ridiculously good on the 1200 from standard so difficult to know if they're better, but they certainly don't feel worse.

 

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39 minutes ago, ducnut said:

Since the brakes are linked, it’s highly recommended to replace all three sets, together.

 

?????

 

If the front brakes are still in good working condition, how does it make an appreciable difference what rotors just the front inner pistons are pushing the pads against when the rear brake is activated?  And vice-versa?

 

If I use my brain, hands and feet as a linked brake system, do I have to replace front and rear rotors and pads at the same time too?

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Evidently there is no dirt in Florida.  I've never seen such pristine clean machinery outside of the Barber museum! 

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8 minutes ago, tbzep said:

Evidently there is no dirt in Florida.  I've never seen such pristine clean machinery outside of the Barber museum! 

 

No kidding!  CLEAN.   But judging from the tire nubs and rotor wear, I think that is a fresh-as-a-daisy wheel, tire, brakes, chain, sprockets install right there too.  Picture worthy.

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2 hours ago, Captain 80s said:

 

?????

 

If the front brakes are still in good working condition, how does it make an appreciable difference what rotors just the front inner pistons are pushing the pads against when the rear brake is activated?  And vice-versa?

 

If I use my brain, hands and feet as a linked brake system, do I have to replace front and rear rotors and pads at the same time too?


It’s plainly stated in the EBC catalog, as attached below. I surmise, it’s because of differing compounds, pad thicknesses, and resulting performance differences. YMMV.

 

1 hour ago, tbzep said:

Evidently there is no dirt in Florida.  I've never seen such pristine clean machinery outside of the Barber museum! 


Those pics are right after a complete disassembly and before getting it back on the road. However, despite being on the road for 6yrs, it’s still that clean. Unfortunately, salt in the air hasn’t been so kind to some of the finishes, like on the chain. I’ve moved back to Illinois and some touching up is on the agenda. 

 

1 hour ago, Captain 80s said:

 

No kidding!  CLEAN.   But judging from the tire nubs and rotor wear, I think that is a fresh-as-a-daisy wheel, tire, brakes, chain, sprockets install right there too.  Picture worthy.


You’re correct, sir. 
 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, ducnut said:

It’s plainly stated in the EBC catalog, as attached below. I surmise, it’s because of differing compounds, pad thicknesses, and resulting performance differences. YMMV.

 

Got it.  Figured you didn't pull that out of thin air.  But also, in actual practice on a well maintained bike when you're not drastically changing compound types, I think people will be just fine.  But I thank them for the *Safety Notice*, I mean I thank their underwriters.

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22 minutes ago, bmart said:

I would love to know how the pads would know. 

 

They are embedded with a chip that senses mismatched pads and sends a disruptive vibratory signal to the Secondary Master Cylinder on the fork, causes it to stick, and starts the process all over.

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When I was bleeding the brake fluid in my 2007 the other day I noticed one of the rear pads was well worn.  I hardly ever touch the rear brakes, so the linked system is doing its job.  Whether the VFR manuals and EBC guides say to or not, I'd at least put eyeballs on the rears once you start seeing wear on the front pads.  It has been a while since I changed pads on the 2008 bike, but I think the rear pads were worn on it in a similar fashion. 

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2 hours ago, Captain 80s said:

 

They are embedded with a chip that senses mismatched pads and sends a disruptive vibratory signal to the Secondary Master Cylinder on the fork, causes it to stick, and starts the process all over.

 

Captain is entirely correct. Owsley Stanley invented the brake pad sensor chip in 1974. It was slow to catch on but now is loved by all who have mis-matched brake pads.

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11 minutes ago, St. Stephen said:

 

Captain is entirely correct. Owsley Stanley invented the brake pad sensor chip in 1974. It was slow to catch on but now is loved by all who have mis-matched brake pads.

 

Seen here, expressing disdain in your choice to not replace all rotors and pads on a Linked Brake System.

 

"See you in Hell."

 

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As an owner of a couple of Honda's with linked brakes, I have not adhered to the "replace all pads together" advice. My ST1300 eats rear pads at a much higher rate than the fronts. so I just manage the pads on an as-needed basis. I currently also have mismatched brands of pads too, but so far nothing has exploded and any ditch excursions have been entirely of my own making. Next thing you'll be telling me that I need to have matching brands of tyres front to rear!

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