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Author Topic: Front brake pads  (Read 426 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Front brake pads
« on: August 15, 2010, 04:11:10 AM »
I was in a local moto shop the other day and saw some EBC brake pads that look identical to the pads on my bike.  They were EBC 15=135X which are an off road pad not meant for a street bike.  It makes sense, I'm guessing RE didn't make their own caliper but bought one from a supplier that's probably used on many other bikes.  Our own pads I think are the EBC carbon variety, the low end street bike stuff I think.  It all got me thinking though, anyone found any alternative pads for the front?

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Re: Front brake pads
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 05:44:38 AM »
I think I remember reading last year that a subsiderary of Brembo makes or designed the caliper and rotor on the C-5.
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Re: Front brake pads
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 12:14:34 PM »
I believe the front caliper on the C5 is the same as the rear caliper on my '05 Triumph Bonneville, the pads look identical but I haven't checked to be sure.
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Re: Front brake pads
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 04:52:14 PM »
I think we may have a winner!

http://www.gear4bikes.com/images/pads/FA214.gif

These are EBC FA 214 or 214/2 and seem to fit some of the Bonnie models from 00-06.  The only thing to check is whether they are left or right.  The difference being which pad has the little 'ear' on it.  And I saw a 15-214H listed on one site.  I think H is the higher performance pad.

Thanks r80rt!

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Re: Front brake pads
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 04:54:22 PM »
That's the ones,
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