My brake pads are past the wear lines so its time for new ones. I don't track the bike but I was considering something aftermarked such as the EBC HH pads but had a couple questions you guys might be able to comment on.
I'm mainly wondering how the EBC HH pads compare/contrast with the stock pad in the following areas: Cold bite, rotor wear, dust, noise, brake fade, modulation, etc.? I'm not as concerned about dust and noise because there is always some (even with the stock pads) just trying to get a feel for if all the dogs in the neighborhood will start barking when I put on the brakes .
I did a search and it seems that some of the Suzuki guys are experiencing more drag on the wheel with the EBC HH pads so I was wondering if any of you Honda guys have experienced that?
Also if anyone wishes to convince me that another aftermarket pad is far superior, I am of course open for suggestions.
EBC HH pads suck... If you use them hard enough to appreciate their performance then the backing plates warp & cause drag on the rotor.
Honda has the best OEM pads in the industry. You simply cannot beat them for overall feel, stopping power & longevity, however if you just have to have a better pad there are some really good ones out there from Carbon Lorraine, the new Vesrah's & DP as well as some HRC pads that fit certain models (pricey as hell though for the HRC's at $160 a set)
I'm running a set of Galfers (both front & rear) on my CBR 600F2 and those things can scrub-off some speed. They modulate nicely and aren't grabby. In the few times that I've been caught in a surprise downpour, the worked well while wet.
I have run all three. Factory, EBC, and Vesrah. All have been fine. The HH's are a little harder on the rotors, but just a little, and have more stopping power when heated up, like for the track. On the street, I'd stay with stock recommendation as far as type.
I've run the regular EBC's the HH EBC's and the Gafler HH pads and really haven't noticed a big diffrence in any of them. The HH do stop harder and have a bit of a better feel but it isn't a huge diffrence.