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Bamsambo
post Jul 20 2012, 05:35 PM
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I bought a set of Volar brake pads for $21, delivered. Took me ten minutes to install. The damn Dealer wanted $90 for O.E.M. pads. Damn crooks.

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post Jul 20 2012, 08:08 PM
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Dang! Great!

Glad you got fresh brakes! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Jul 21 2012, 01:22 AM
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Thanks Sammy...I bookmarked it. Gonna need some new ones myself soon and they seem like a great product for the price.
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post Jul 21 2012, 11:21 AM
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D2MOTO is the place to get them.
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post Sep 23 2012, 05:17 PM
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post Apr 2 2016, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Jul 21 2012, 11:21 AM) *
D2MOTO is the place to get them.


I know this is an old thread, but that is part of what I love about HST. I've been away for some time, but am in the process of doing some work on the bike, which has been neglected the last couple years in care and riding. Pulled my wheels off today so I could get new tires installed next week. Measured my brake pads

Rear pads really looked good, they each had 5-6 mm left
Front pads not so good, with 3-4 mm left.

So I log in to see what others have done and found this thread. $20 for a set of pads is pretty hard to beat...

Thanks for sharing Sammy, how did you like the performance of the pads?

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post Apr 2 2016, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE(badco_67 @ Apr 2 2016, 11:39 AM) *
Thanks for sharing Sammy, how did you like the performance of the pads?



That's been awhile Sean but I don't recall having any issues. Preformed as good as OEM I'm thinking.
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post Apr 3 2016, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Apr 2 2016, 05:28 PM) *
That's been awhile Sean but I don't recall having any issues. Preformed as good as OEM I'm thinking.

I 've got a set ordered. What are you using these days?

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post May 1 2016, 06:31 AM
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Thanks for resurrecting this thread Sean.

Going to order a full set. Never used Kevlar; always sintered. Guess Sintered is suppose to be for performance riding and Kevlar for general; i.e.: Cruiser's, Tourer's, etc. What would you guys go with for an E-glide?

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post May 1 2016, 07:42 AM
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I just use OEM.
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post May 1 2016, 05:45 PM
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ordy...be sure to clean the caliper pistons with a shoestring or juke twine -- keep old pads in -- pump up, extend pistons one side and clean with juke, then extend other side and clean

collapse all 4 pistons, change pads and then flush the brake fluid with all pistons fully retracted by opening the bleeder....on front brakes flush both sides with all 8 pistons fully retracted

do this right and you will get a nice high firm lever or pedal

also take some fine grit sandpaper on a sanding block and break the glaze on your rotors

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post May 2 2016, 06:08 AM
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QUOTE(wholehog @ May 1 2016, 06:45 PM) *
ordy...be sure to clean the caliper pistons with a shoestring or juke twine -- keep old pads in -- pump up, extend pistons one side and clean with juke, then extend other side and clean

collapse all 4 pistons, change pads and then flush the brake fluid with all pistons fully retracted by opening the bleeder....on front brakes flush both sides with all 8 pistons fully retracted

do this right and you will get a nice high firm lever or pedal

also take some fine grit sandpaper on a sanding block and break the glaze on your rotors


Thanks Lou. Will do.

Sintered or Kevlar? What do you think? Difference? Sintered last longer than Kevlar? Kevlar better stopping power? I know, I know...Google is your friend...LOL...

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post May 2 2016, 10:37 PM
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QUOTE(Ordy @ May 2 2016, 06:08 AM) *
Thanks Lou. Will do.

Sintered or Kevlar? What do you think? Difference? Sintered last longer than Kevlar? Kevlar better stopping power? I know, I know...Google is your friend...LOL...

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ORdy


Nice writeup Lou! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif) Thanks also for the tip on the shoestring polishing of the pistons...hadn't thought of that so I just scrubbed in there with an old toothbrush.

As to the Sintered issue...the sintered metal pads are supposed to have better bite in the wet and longer life of the pads. BUT, because they are hardened with bits of metal they cause your rotors to wear faster than if you use the stock 'organic' compound. Kevlar I believe is an upgrade that gives better bite than organic, but wears easier on the rotor while handling heat better for high speed riding like the rocket bikes would use. Rotors still last several years, and take-off lightly used ones can be found cheap, so I always go with sintered metal.
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post May 3 2016, 05:18 AM
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QUOTE(SeaHag @ May 2 2016, 11:37 PM) *
Nice writeup Lou! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif) Thanks also for the tip on the shoestring polishing of the pistons...hadn't thought of that so I just scrubbed in there with an old toothbrush.

As to the Sintered issue...the sintered metal pads are supposed to have better bite in the wet and longer life of the pads. BUT, because they are hardened with bits of metal they cause your rotors to wear faster than if you use the stock 'organic' compound. Kevlar I believe is an upgrade that gives better bite than organic, but wears easier on the rotor while handling heat better for high speed riding like the rocket bikes would use. Rotors still last several years, and take-off lightly used ones can be found cheap, so I always go with sintered metal.


Thanks Bud...

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post May 3 2016, 09:47 AM
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I bought aftermarket kevlar pads and thought they were too thin so I sent them back....been using OEM but the price sure has gotten high on them.....my thinking is that H-D has deeper pockects if I get killed becasue their pads failed..... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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