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New Brake Pads? Rotors?

I only ride street but fast, hard and aggressive. I'm looking for new front and rear brake pads.
What's everyone running out there on the street for brake pads?
And what about rotors? Should I stick with OEM rotors or is there any good rotors out there for the street also?
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Lol... rides street but "hard and aggressive." No you don't. You ride street and think you are going fast.
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Lol... rides street but "hard and aggressive." No you don't. You ride street and think you are going fast.
Great sig line, I is gona use that one, me!!
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Hey, he might be fast enough to be the fastest in level 1. Lol
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I only ride street but fast, hard and aggressive..
Until you track your bike and realize how slow you really are
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Oem or basic sintered pads from Brembo, SBS, etc. are more than enough for street. Stay away from carbon pads, they need heat to work properly.
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Lol... rides street but "hard and aggressive." No you don't. You ride street and think you are going fast.
I'm with him^^^

The fastest street guys are fast white(beginners) group at best.

Any sintered oem replacement pads are fine for the street. Make sure you bleed system correctly as that can also affect feel.

Might be worth doing some track days, it'll do wonders to your riding.
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Lol... rides street but "hard and aggressive." No you don't. You ride street and think you are going fast.
187 isn't fast!? Whatever bro...
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Oem or basic sintered pads from Brembo, SBS, etc. are more than enough for street. Stay away from carbon pads, they need heat to work properly.
Thanks for your input. I don't like how oem pads feel they don't grab good. I will stay away from carbon pads!
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Might be worth doing some track days, it'll do wonders to your riding.[/QUOTE]

I always wanted to take my bike up to Louden, NH.
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Yes 187 is fast but if you go to the track you will be humbled by how much you don’t know. Stock rotors are fine.
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I was looking at the EBC-HH and Vesrah RJL or SRJL pads if anyone runs those on the streets let me know how they are. Thanks
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I like ebc pads
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187 isn't fast!? Whatever bro...
187 on the street?
Fucking squid over to gsxr.com
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187 isn't fast!? Whatever bro...
Oh, look at you. 1000cc race replica and a functioning right wrist. Try going around a turn with your knee on the ground AND on the brakes... here's a hint: novice trackday dudes do that all the time with OEM brakes.

In a straight line, the bike only needs you to hold the throttle open, there, Make-believe Guy Marti n. You could be replaced with a rusty throttle cable.
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I was looking at the EBC-HH and Vesrah RJL or SRJL pads if anyone runs those on the streets let me know how they are. Thanks
I run SRJL - XX on my bike which gets ridden just about daily, work, commute etc...

If you don't run in the medium to faster groups at least around the track I would not recommend them.

They are horrible cold and worse in the wet, its something which needs to be considered each time I ride, hot days don't seem to be as much as an issue.

In saying that its probably not the best choice as the more heat cycles in the pads can ruin them even if they have plenty of tread. This is something I felt with my EBC HH, but it only became an issue I started going a bit quicker.

I have heard good things from the RJL compound as they have a strong initial bite which can mask the fact they are not yet up to temperature. I think them or any reputable HH/Sintered pad should be fine.

BTW 187 in a straight line can be done by anyone, banging up the gears is easy, brakes don't become an issue until heat is built up in them, if anything race pads for drag style applications aren't always favourable as they require heat to work... When I go to the quarter mile, I feather the brakes for the 1st 50-100m after I cross the line before i grab a hand full/more...

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I run SRJL - XX on my bike which gets ridden just about daily, work, commute etc...

If you don't run in the medium to faster groups at least around the track I would not recommend them.
What you don't have Novice group in Australia? Unless any Aus just jumps on a bike and becomes Casey.
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SBS Race Sintered for the street...SBS Dual Carbon for the track IMO
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I always wanted to take my bike up to Louden, NH.

As a track newbie your bike will be waaay too much for Loudon. Trust me.
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