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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:47 PM   #1
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Aftermarket brake pads? Any suggestions?

I tend to use the rear brake about 80% of the time. Curious if there's any way to upgrade it? I'm guessing just better brake pads, so can anyone recommend a more aggressive pad for the rear brake?

8 Pistons and 2 rotors in front and only 2 Pistons and one small rotor in back and I use the rear the majority so I'd like to beef it up somehow!

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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:45 AM   #2
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EBC FA266HH Sintered
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Old October 16th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #3
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EBC's are great but, the rear should mostly be a supplement to the front. The stock system will try and lock the rear up, which is way more than you should be using by itself. The rear tire is useless if it's locked up/skidding.

My old shop used to joke that they could tell when cruiser guys switched to sportier machines because they would go through rear pads twice as fast as front.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #4
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Seems odd to me to be using the back brakes that much, an 80/20 split braking on the front is probably far closer to normal
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Old October 17th, 2014, 04:17 AM   #5
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I like the rear more than the front because it's much smoother and when im driving with heavy luggage it's better to break when you are in "cruising mode".

But the rear brake is too crappy for this
And mine sounds like a little girl when im stopping to a traffic light or something o.O

My Ducati dealer told me "Usw the front brake then if the rear makes niose" - thats what I want to hear with a bike in warrenty -.-
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Old October 17th, 2014, 12:00 PM   #6
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Hate to make this a thread on technique, but your problem does seem to come from asking the rear to do things it wasn't really designed to.

The thing is, your bike shifts weight forward whichever brake you apply. In the case of the rear, traction is reduced and the abs will kick in. The front gains traction in the same scenario. As a habit it's bad because in an emergency situation that's where you'll go (rear brake) and you will hit something very hard.

I agree that the fronts are grabby at very low speeds - as I get to that point I ease up. I found myself using too much rear as well and I stopped doing it.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 11:47 PM   #7
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Hate to make this a thread on technique, but your problem does seem to come from asking the rear to do things it wasn't really designed to.

The thing is, your bike shifts weight forward whichever brake you apply. In the case of the rear, traction is reduced and the abs will kick in. The front gains traction in the same scenario. As a habit it's bad because in an emergency situation that's where you'll go (rear brake) and you will hit something very hard.

I agree that the fronts are grabby at very low speeds - as I get to that point I ease up. I found myself using too much rear as well and I stopped doing it.
Actually no. In emergency braking, I go to the front brake as I know that's where all my braking power is. So no worries there. I just find it more comfortable to use the rear brake when slowing to a stop light or stop sign.

Does anyone know if the Hyperstrada's OEM pads are organic or HH compound?

Was thinking of swapping the rear to the EBC HH sintered pad, but if the OEM pad from Ducati is HH rated already, then I probably won't see a gain.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 06:17 PM   #8
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After years of trying different pads on different bikes, I've come to love Bendix MRR pads. I use them exclusively on all my bikes now. I don't know the exact part for this bike yet but I will as soon as it's time to change!
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Old April 7th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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Does anyone have any experience with Brembo 'SC' compound pads?
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Old April 7th, 2015, 01:30 PM   #10
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A good friend is a Ducati mechanic at ProItalia and recommended EBC HH sintered to me.
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