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post #1 of 25 Old 03-01-2012, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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sintered or non sintered brake pads?

im currently looking to renew my front brake pads on my 2002 zx6r a1p.

im debating weather to purchase sintered or non sintered pads. are the standard kawasaki pads non sintered?

ive heard rumors that sintered pads can scratch and reduce my discs more than non sintered pads, is this correct?
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the std kawasaki pads are sintered. This topic has been covered hundreds of times before and you will get hundreds of different answers to what pads people like. Some like EBC because they are heavily marketed and easily available. Some like EBC because they are cheap. some like EBC because it says made in USA on the box.

those who know better avoid EBC and use Pagid, Carbon Lorraine, SBS, Bendix or Brembo.

But always sintered.

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may be a stupid question but whats the difference between sintered and non sintered? ill be doing a brake job in the near future.
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Personally... I used to buy brembo for the high quality namesake... Still like them, but bendix has worked well for me in the past on different vehicles... I will be using bendix next time, so take it for what it's worth.
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sintered pads contain small pieces of metal within the compound which gives great braking characteristics in terms of feel and power. Some work by agression in which they wear the disc (ebc) some work by adhesion in which the pad wear is more (SBS, Ferodo, Bendix)

Non sintered ie organic pads are old school and offer reduced power than sintered but you do get a better feel until you cook them.
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thanks for the help guys,

i certainly dont want my discs to wear down in a hurry.

are you sure the standard pads are sintered on my bike?
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thanks for the help guys,

i certainly dont want my discs to wear down in a hurry.

are you sure the standard pads are sintered on my bike?
What is Sintering? | Sintered Brake Pads | EBC Brakes


Sintered Brakes have become a standard on 99% of Motorcycles and ATVs from the OE Builders and they also form a large percentage of the aftermarket for bikes and ATV’s.

Sintered brakes last longer and generally speaking handle the heat of heavy braking better. In Road Race use we have to admit that there are almost NO organic pads that come close to Sintered compounds but that does not hold true in streetbike use where EBC Organic compounds in terms of performance are almost undetectable from sintered. Proof of this is that EBC Brakes was the first and probably still is the only Brake manufacturer with EC E R 90 brake safety approval of both its sintered Brakes and its Organic brakes on Motorcycle for public highway use.

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sintered brakes if your going to be doing any kind of hard riding/stoping.
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You would be seriously unlucky to wear down a set of discs in 20,000 miles. Don't worry, you will warp the discs before wearing them out
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Carbon Lorraine pads - purchased , thanks for the help guys
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Good choice. Bed them in how it says on the box and you will feel the power come in. they will probably bite a bit sharper when you first put the brakes on after a few miles
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thanks for the tips and info, im pleased i got them, they were only a couple quid dearer than the cheaper makes on ebay. so im pleased finacially to. i also asked a few mates about these pads and they praise these pads to.
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Yep, they were my choice of pads in my race bike.
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Approx how many miles do people get out of a set of pads? I realize it depends on how hard you're riding, but say, in general?

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Carbon Lorraine pads - purchased , thanks for the help guys
Where did you buy them from? Might put some in for next track day instead of the EBC, which need replacing soon.
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