What brake pads are you running at the track? - ZX6R Forum
View Poll Results: Which brake pads are you running at the track?
Vesrah 7 19.44%
Carbone Lorraine 5 13.89%
SBS 3 8.33%
Galfer 1 2.78%
EBC 8 22.22%
O.E.M. 6 16.67%
Other 6 16.67%
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post #1 of 40 Old 07-16-2015, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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What brake pads are you running at the track?

Just wondering what preferences riders here have when it comes to brake pads at the track.

Brand,
Warm up time,
longevity,
sintered or organic, etc.
Do you prefer hard initial bite or polite bite with progressive modulation?

Searched the thread and didn't really find much about what brakes pads you guys are using at the track. I think its often overlooked. Most just talk tires, oil, exhaust and MORE POWER. Who cares about stopping right?

THIS IS NOT A WHICH IS THE BEST BRAKE PAD VOTE. The poll is just to keep it interesting.

I've used vesrah SRJL's and galfer 1375's with good results. Really hated EBC's, although a lot of people swear by them. Had two sets of pads warp on me and create drag and glaze on the disks. Thanks.
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I like EBC extreme pro's... Hate the regular EBC pads though
Extreme pro's have a lot firmer initially grab and maintain great stopping power without fading. Plus no 'bed-in' process and work well without needing to warm up. However, they don't last as long as I'ld like and go through 2-3 sets a year
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I run Ferrodo Xrac. Main reason I use them is they are specified to run with iron rotors also they take no time to warm up and can throw me over the bars with one finger. I might try their CP1 as it is supposedly a more progressive feel but honestly I'm very happy with these.
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Bendix MRR sintered race pads. So much better than EBC HH pads.
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I have the CL 60's . They're supposed to be endurance racing pads, but I thought of using them for my entire TD season (~10). Warm up is pretty quick (I use it for street as well), with very progressive feel (helps me with my trail braking), but no fade so far.

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I like the EBC EPFA's. They are progressive. I think they warm up pretty fast. No idea about longevity yet, I just came from HH's which got me about 10 track days. To me, the EPFA's are much better than the HH, not just by a bit.
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I have always used OEM on the 600s but I am running Carbone Lorraine pads on my ZX10.

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post #8 of 40 Old 07-16-2015, 09:42 PM
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Vesrah RJLs so far this season. I put them brand new in February, have had them at 4 race rounds (8 days, 4-5 races each weekend + practice) + 15-20 trackdays. I'm top 3 Novice racer (out of 30 in the 600 class this season), so I push them relatively hard. Nowhere near the front or even solid-midpack of Expert Racer class though. Regardless, I would say the longevity has been very good!

I push 90% right out the gate on my warmup lap, firm on brakes and WOT to get the bike, tire, brakes, and my head on straight.

I'm going to try the SRJL-XXs for the remainder of the season (3 race rounds) + 10-15 more trackdays. I expect them to last just as well.

What I enjoyed about the RJLs is that the initial bite was firm and when I trailed into the turns it was predictable and consistent. I don't they were mindblowingly powerful, nor did I want them to be. We're riding 600s not 1000s, so corner speed is critical and having brakes that work and have enough sensitivity is super important to me.

I believe the SRJL-XX should offer similar feel with just a bit more stopping power. We'll find out in 3 weeks.
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Vesrah rjl-17's. Been using them for over a season of racing and they still have good life left. I've never noticed any kind of warmup times, I hit it hard right out of the gate. A good track/race pad should be like that.

I got the 17's instead of the XX's only because the XX's weren't available for the 13+ when I bought them.

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Vesrah RJLs so far this season. I put them brand new in February, have had them at 4 race rounds (8 days, 4-5 races each weekend + practice) + 15-20 trackdays. I'm top 3 Novice racer (out of 30 in the 600 class this season), so I push them relatively hard. Nowhere near the front or even solid-midpack of Expert Racer class though. Regardless, I would say the longevity has been very good!

I push 90% right out the gate on my warmup lap, firm on brakes and WOT to get the bike, tire, brakes, and my head on straight.

I'm going to try the SRJL-XXs for the remainder of the season (3 race rounds) + 10-15 more trackdays. I expect them to last just as well.

What I enjoyed about the RJLs is that the initial bite was firm and when I trailed into the turns it was predictable and consistent. I don't they were mindblowingly powerful, nor did I want them to be. We're riding 600s not 1000s, so corner speed is critical and having brakes that work and have enough sensitivity is super important to me.

I believe the SRJL-XX should offer similar feel with just a bit more stopping power. We'll find out in 3 weeks.
Where do you get your RJLs from? I have been looking for a set, heard lots of good things about them.
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Where do you get your RJLs from? I have been looking for a set, heard lots of good things about them.
This was one of the cheaper places when I looked for my SV:

https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/inde...on14vfh7rl25p3







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Marc, I get my pads from https://www.ridersdiscount.com/ just call them: extension 817 for TJ.
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I've ordered vesrsah's from BD Trackside Racing. . Super nice guy, fast shipping and good deals.
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i was running OEM pads until they were cooked, and I'm using SBS sintered now just because they were what my local shop had sitting on the shelf as I needed them.
They bite well for my liking as I prefer a softer feel with more modulation, so far I've done 5 days on this set and they're wearing well, probably 25-30%.
I don't bother warming them up, I just go out and brake. (I think the pads warm up quicker than my mind does lol)
They work well at the Islands hardest braking zone (turn 4, 230km/h - 70km/h in 200m or less).
ALTHOUGH on some hotter days I can notice a bit of fade coming into this corner 3/4 way through my session. solution is just to click the lever out another notch and pull harder. worst case is I don't stop and take the escape road.

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I had a problem with the fade on my ZX10 with the OEM pads and had to do the same thing (click the lever out a notch). I put the Carbone Lorraines on and the problem has gone away.

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