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post #1 of 13 Old Dec 11th, 2006, 4:43 pm Thread Starter
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Hey All,

I have had the EBCs on for 5000 miles now and by the weekend they will be of and you can find them in the pond. Sorry but they just do not work for me. I know the board will hate me but too bad. I have ridden all types of brakes for 36 yrs and these just dont do it. I just ordered some CARBONE LORRAINE brakes. I should have them by Friday. I will let you all know when I get some miles behind me. Dont be to harsh on me it Just my opinion.
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Hey All,

I have had the EBCs on for 5000 miles now and by the weekend they will be of and you can find them in the pond. Sorry but they just do not work for me. I know the board will hate me but too bad. I have ridden all types of brakes for 36 yrs and these just dont do it. I just ordered some CARBONE LORRAINE brakes. I should have them by Friday. I will let you all know when I get some miles behind me. Dont be to harsh on me it Just my opinion.
Have a good ride you all.


Zeke
No problem with you not likin' the EBC's, but do you think you could state your *reason* for not likin' 'em?

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post #3 of 13 Old Dec 11th, 2006, 5:08 pm
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Hey All,

I have had the EBCs on for 5000 miles now and by the weekend they will be of and you can find them in the pond. Sorry but they just do not work for me. I know the board will hate me but too bad. I have ridden all types of brakes for 36 yrs and these just dont do it. I just ordered some CARBONE LORRAINE brakes. I should have them by Friday. I will let you all know when I get some miles behind me. Dont be to harsh on me it Just my opinion.
Have a good ride you all.


Zeke
Hey, Zeke - wouldn't by any chance you be tossin' 'em into MY pond, would it?? I'm just about ready to order a set of EBCs for ole Toad, butt unless your set is buggered up or defective, I'd be glad to add to your wallet thickness a leetle bit. I'm assuming they are just the rear pads? Just hate to see the rest of their wear life go in YOUR pond!!
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Jinks & Dick;

Many people say that the EBCs are consistent braking. Well I give them that, they are, ALL THE TIME. Im used to brakes that get hot and start to brake more with less pressure needed. So when I coming to stop or into a fast corner they always stay the same. I took them out broke the glaze down and bedded them in again same trouble. Maybe its just the way Im used to braking over the years. I do tend to be a little aggressive. But I know many are happy with them.

Hey Dick;

These are fronts. we can make a deal. Send me an IM and we can talk.

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post #5 of 13 Old Dec 11th, 2006, 8:04 pm
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why ?

Zeke:
Respect your opinion (Everybody has one )
Just for my edification

I am always looking for the next best thing

Why do you not like them ?

Have ben running them all last year and there are quite on my 02 and perform well.

To each his own

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Hey All,

I have had the EBCs on for 5000 miles now and by the weekend they will be of and you can find them in the pond. Sorry but they just do not work for me. I know the board will hate me but too bad. I have ridden all types of brakes for 36 yrs and these just dont do it. I just ordered some CARBONE LORRAINE brakes. I should have them by Friday. I will let you all know when I get some miles behind me. Dont be to harsh on me it Just my opinion.
Have a good ride you all.


Zeke

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EBCs on the front, rear, or both. Sintered, or non-sintered?!

My opinion? Keep the OEM pads up front, Non-sintered EBCs on the rear. The PERFECT combination.
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Well damn, I hate to admit this but Joe is right on this one. But donít get too excited it DONíT happen all that oftenÖ..



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Keep the OEM pads up front, Non-sintered EBCs on the rear. The PERFECT combination.

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I also agree with Joe on the EBC non-sintered pads for the rear. No noise!!!
I don't mind the sintered EBC in the front though.

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post #9 of 13 Old Dec 12th, 2006, 11:14 am
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Hey All,

I have had the EBCs on for 5000 miles now and by the weekend they will be of and you can find them in the pond. Sorry but they just do not work for me. I know the board will hate me but too bad. I have ridden all types of brakes for 36 yrs and these just dont do it. I just ordered some CARBONE LORRAINE brakes. I should have them by Friday. I will let you all know when I get some miles behind me. Dont be to harsh on me it Just my opinion.
Have a good ride you all. Zeke
Z,

Mind tellling us what you paid for them? Looking forward to hearing about how you like them. I ride a bit on the aggressive side too and I am always seeking better feel in the brakes. What made you go with that brand of pads?

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I don't mind the sintered EBC in the front though.
My only contention with sintered EBCs up front is that you are going to wear out your discs quicker with a sintered pad. And I found that the OEM pads were both quiet and effective, so why change? Just my

On my new GT, the thing stops on a dime and I haven't heard a peep out of the brakes since the bike was new. So I'll most likely stay with OEM front & rear. And I figure that's a little bone I can throw to my local dealer to keep my level of service high, and the relationship solid.
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Rob;

I have the sintered HH up front, I have the ferodos in the rear dont wear the rear much.
I found these Carbone Lorraines at the GPs at Laguna. I hear they are very big overseas. I Checked all over the internet and everyone including the magazines love them. I too like to try different types.
Note: When I raced almost everyone loved Dunlops, but they never tried anything else. So that year I tried Dunlops(yuk),Michelins,Avons,and Metzlers.
Since then I try almost anything to get a better machine for me.
I will let you know in about 2 weeks. I do about 600 a week, I will know quick.

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My only contention with sintered EBCs up front is that you are going to wear out your discs quicker with a sintered pad. And I found that the OEM pads were both quiet and effective, so why change?
And the OEM front pads are already sintered.

Good to hear they've worked out the brake noise issue on the new GT though.

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Cool Carbon Loraine VS EBC VS OEM

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Rob;

I have the sintered HH up front, I have the ferodos in the rear dont wear the rear much.
I found these Carbone Lorraines at the GPs at Laguna. I hear they are very big overseas. I Checked all over the internet and everyone including the magazines love them. I too like to try different types.
Note: When I raced almost everyone loved Dunlops, but they never tried anything else. So that year I tried Dunlops(yuk),Michelins,Avons,and Metzlers.
Since then I try almost anything to get a better machine for me.
I will let you know in about 2 weeks. I do about 600 a week, I will know quick.

Zeke
Zeke,

Thanks much for the post about Carbon Lorraine pads. I'm very interested in what you think about those pads. My 2006 GT brakes are still dead quiet after nearly 5,000 miles VS my 2002 LT that was really noisey for 16,000 miles. I don't mind disc brake noise IF THEY WORK GREAT. The GT has an organic rear pad. Anxious to see how long they last VS the fronts. With the high compression of my GT, I use the brakes a lot less than on the LT around town.

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