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Author Topic: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5  (Read 2092 times)

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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2010, 10:55:03 PM »
No Sir the slit allong the pad is there to let you know your on the absolute max of wear and nothing to do with water so what you are doing by changing slightly early is good sense .Don

Thank you for the clarification. 
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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2010, 05:27:59 PM »
This is the picture of the spring inside the caliper, detailing the parts of disc brakes of RE, and to make this thread more complete.
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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2010, 08:09:27 PM »
@ACE:

Here is the Cross Reference for disc brake pads for RE.

These pads have been used in a number of SCOOTERS.  They are -

Kymco    - Agility 50, Agility 125, Like 125, People 250.
Peugeot - Vivacity 125, Geopolis 400, , Geopolis 500
Suzuki    -  AN 250,  AN 400.
Keeway  - Outlook 150
                                      
There are only a few motorcycles that have these brake pads -

Keeway  -  Cruiser 250,  Superlight 125.
Honda    -  Rebel old models
RE         -  Electra, Clubman, All EFI models

The brake pads are FA228 by EBC or its equivalent.  This is straight from the horse's mouth - from the manufacturer's catalog (picture below).  Ducati, your guess was right  ;) !


agreed , the ebc fa 228 , are a lot better pad than the std inyun ones , i use them on my caf racer ,
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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2010, 08:42:23 AM »
agreed , the ebc fa 228 , are a lot better pad than the std inyun ones , i use them on my caf racer ,

Thanks for this info. I just looked on the EBC website and see sintered pads are an option too. Has anyone tried these?

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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2010, 09:18:15 AM »
yup tried the sintered ,

ok my bike is basicly a 91 with the disk kit added , i feel that the forks are not strong enough to  handle the disk settup, your lower legs and your h/stock bearings have to be in 101% condition , otherwize you get a judder,

you never seem to be able to get the sintered pads hot enough to work proper,

the std EBC pads are a huge imptovement on the cardboard inyun ones ,


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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2010, 09:29:10 AM »
Very useful info, Freddy. Thanks very much!  :)

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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2010, 04:36:24 PM »
the std EBC pads are a huge imptovement on the cardboard inyun ones ,

@Enfield Freddy -

What does "inyun" ones mean ?  

My G5 disc brake pads were originals that came with the bike.  They have performed very well - over 11,000 miles - and still quite thick.  They will last several thousand more miles.  These don't look cardboard to me.

May be the newer UCE bikes have better pads than those in earlier models of RE.   
« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 03:20:58 AM by singhg5 »
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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2010, 03:45:57 AM »
Thanks for the feedback Freddy.  I can tell the front end is flexing when I hit big bumps because the fender creaks but nothing is loose.  I figured stronger pads and/or a stainless brake line wouldn't be too useful without some front end upgrades first.

Do you think with some stiffer springs and an oil change for the fork it might be worth it or is there still the problem of not getting them hot enough?  I'm also thinking about for sidecar rigs that could use the extra stopping power.  Maybe the springs and oil with stainless line with the stock pads would be the best setup.

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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2010, 04:10:32 AM »
Do you think with some stiffer springs and an oil change for the fork it might be worth it or is there still the problem of not getting them hot enough?
Did you not change the fork oil yet ?  
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Re: Front Wheel Disc Brake Pads on G5
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2010, 04:17:55 AM »
Nope, been too busy :(  I just changed jobs and there's lots of other work to get done around the house before winter sets in.

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