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Prowl
12-06-2008, 10:07 AM
Does anyone know where to buy front & rear EBC brake pads for Katos? Been looking around and can't seem to find them anywhere.

Thanks.

JB
12-06-2008, 10:12 AM
quick search says US...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EBC-RACE-COMPOUND-BRAKE-PADS-DUCATI-KTM-BREMBO_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em122QQcat egoryZ35615QQihZ017QQitemZ270245330185QQrdZ1QQsspa genameZWD2V

Which Kato?

Prowl
12-06-2008, 10:14 AM
Thanks JB, just hoping there was a local shop somewhere rather than using flebay

JB
12-06-2008, 10:16 AM
US EBC Site guides you here for a local distributor...

maybe ask them who they sell to or if they will sell to public..

http://www.wgardner.com/

Prowl
12-06-2008, 10:42 AM
US EBC Site guides you here for a local distributor...

maybe ask them who they sell to or if they will sell to public..

http://www.wgardner.com/

JB you've done it again! Thanks champ just emailed a dude off the Gardner site.

Cheers :)

MasterSpoon
12-06-2008, 04:58 PM
one of your local bike shops that sell EBC should be able to order them in I would think, I ordered some for my pitbike yesterday and just called around till i found one that dealt with EBC and told them the part numbers

What is the general opinion on EBC motorcycle brake pads anyway? guy I spoke to yesterday was not the most knowledgeable and when I checked today if they were in yet spoke to the main sales dude and he said they had issues with pad material separating from the backing, that is why they no longer stock them and everything was a special order. He was trying to sell me ferodo pads but I use them at work for cars and they are complete rubbish, told me that bike ones are completely different tho.

Prowl
12-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Hmm, main reason I'm looking at EBC is cause of brake squeal that is common problem with the rear on SMC's with the stock pads, word is EBC fixes that up though after some more reading it's either you like them or not really bit 50 / 50.

Yeh I also heard that Ferodo pads are meant to be pretty good so that's another option me thinks.

SMC690
12-06-2008, 06:01 PM
I completely got rid of the squeal in the back of the SMC with Goldfren K5 Ceramic Carbon Pads Compound KBA 60878, with another part number on the back 023K5 (RRP $39.95) and I use sintered SBS Pads in the front with the wave disk coz they are mighty fukn bitey. :)

SM93
12-06-2008, 06:10 PM
i wouldn't mind some better pads for my motomaster caliper. I have race compound now but i think i need some more racierer

SMC690
12-06-2008, 06:19 PM
Try Brembo Red Backed (Backing color) Supersport pads...
Not sure if they make them for that caliper though.

SM93
12-06-2008, 06:30 PM
thanks, i really need to work out who does

SMC690
12-06-2008, 06:45 PM
www.ausit.com.au

They bring in the Brembo pads as does...

www.roadrocket.com.au

Email either with your caliper part number and see if they can help.

Prowl
12-06-2008, 06:48 PM
I completely got rid of the squeal in the back of the SMC with Goldfren K5 Ceramic Carbon Pads Compound KBA 60878, with another part number on the back 023K5 (RRP $39.95) and I use sintered SBS Pads in the front with the wave disk coz they are mighty fukn bitey. :)

Cool, any bike shop should stock the SBS Pads yeh?

SM93
12-06-2008, 06:55 PM
thanks j-bomb

SMC690
12-06-2008, 07:06 PM
Cool, any bike shop should stock the SBS Pads yeh?

I figure, they used to be imported by Monza Imports (The Carlton Clan of the Bike Trade) but something in the back of my head tells me that they changed importers a whille back but I could be wrong. The brake pads I deal with these days are for 18 tonne armoured vehicles. ;)

Go to a decent Ducati or Italian based bike shop. The very generic Brembo goldline on the front of your bike should have many different types of pads available for the twin pin caliper you have, if the bike shop has any idea and is worth it's salt and want's to give it's customers several different options...

Keep in mind the fully sintered SBS pads are pretty nasty on your disc (Especially if it's the OEM SMC disc) but stopping is important so don't be shy.....

Daws
12-06-2008, 11:12 PM
Mr_Motard - I used to use the fully sintered Bendix pads on my LC4 - worked pretty good for me.

Prowl
13-06-2008, 11:55 AM
Thanks for the tips fellas, can easily get my hands on Ferodo + Golden Fren will definately go Sintered.

Cheers,

Joe.