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DrewHerc130


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posted November 15, 2009 12:55 AM        
New Brake Pads, New Heat and Noise

I just installed EBC sintered HH pads all the way around and got about 100 miles on them now. I noticed a couple things.

1. The rear disc heats up while riding even if not using that brake. I can touch it, but it is warm. On the center stand, I can spin the rear tire freely with a slight amount of noise/drag.

2. The front makes a noise while riding and when applying brakes. Hard to describe the noise. Kinda sounds like the low hum of cicadas while driving on a forest road

Do I just need to let the new pads break in some? Perhaps the new pads are contacting in a slightly larger area thus the disc is rubbing a little. Anyone else using EBC's notice this?

Thanks.
Drew
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DrewHerc130


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posted November 16, 2009 03:41 AM        
Update:
I lifted the front tire and spun it. The brakes are definately dragging. Why would new pads cause it to drag? The front does not get very hot after a ride as i can hold my hand to it.

I did see that the new pads are a slightly larger contact area than the stockers. Perhaps they are rubbing on an unworn part of the rotor.

Any ideas?
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Tundra Tom


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posted November 17, 2009 11:28 AM        
Mine's in the shop after the rear EBC pads cooked the rotor and damn near locked the wheel. I contacted EBC and they were going to get all over it and send me pads etc. then nothing...no return E-mails, phone call, nothing. I've been using EBC for years until now.
A company that large that doesn't stand behind their product? I will NEVER buy anything from them again and plan to get the front pads replaced this winter. F. U. EBC!
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