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Old 07-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Question Brake pad recommendation?

I'm sure this straightforward question is going to spawn a ton of different responses (which I welcome!): what does everyone recommend for brake pads on the 990 *with* ABS. I do highway commuting on the weekdays (ABS enabled), and logging roads on the weekends (ABS disabled). I'm fairly happy with the OEM pads to be quite honest, but am always on the lookout for something "better" (however that be defined).
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #2
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I've got a 950 adv. I didn't have any luck with any brake pads exept for the stock oem ones. Yes more money, but they last alot longer and have better feel.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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I've got a 950 adv. I didn't have any luck with any brake pads exept for the stock oem ones. Yes more money, but they last alot longer and have better feel.
^^^^^^^^

What he said
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:43 AM   #5
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I've got a 950 adv. I didn't have any luck with any brake pads exept for the stock oem ones. Yes more money, but they last alot longer and have better feel.
^^ Thats certainly the case with my EXC, OEM Brembo every time. On my Adventure which never sees wet dirt, but does see fast road use on mountain roads, Ferodo HH works well.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:33 AM   #6
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I've got a 950 adv. I didn't have any luck with any brake pads exept for the stock oem ones. Yes more money, but they last alot longer and have better feel.
Yep. Agreed...........I do use EBC graphites on the rear. Not as good as stock.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #7
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Yep. Agreed...........I do use EBC graphites on the rear. Not as good as stock.
i just put a set of galfer green on the rear of a 10' 990A..
we'll see.......
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
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Brembo brake pads. Cheaper, last almost as much as stock. Won't eat the rotors
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #9
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i just put a set of galfer green on the rear of a 10' 990A..
we'll see.......
i like those most, organic i think with softer compound they dont last quite as long but have a nice feel a dont eat the rotor so bad
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #10
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I just ordered a set of Vesrah pads for the front. I'll be back with impressions.....
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #11
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Brembo brake pads. Cheaper, last almost as much as stock. Won't eat the rotors

OEM pads are Brembo,,,,, they even come in a Brembo package with a KTM sticker on them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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OEM pads are Brembo,,,,, they even come in a Brembo package with a KTM sticker on them.
I get Toshiba brake pads when buying OEM for my SE. Excellent stuff! Is perhaps Toshiba subsupplier for Brembo?
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #13
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OEM pads are Brembo,,,,, they even come in a Brembo package with a KTM sticker on them.
Didn't knew that, but i'm currently buying them at 30 euros/pair, when the stock KTM branded ones are at +50 euro/pair
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:26 AM   #14
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I just ordered a set of Vesrah pads for the front. I'll be back with impressions.....

Meh. No real difference over the Galfer's I had before.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:35 AM   #15
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I like the Galfer Green front and back, good initial bite, don't fade, deal with wet well, don't squeal and don't appear to wear rotor too bad, but they do go away quicker than the OEM units for sure. I have not tried the Ceramic Galfers yet, mostly because the Greens seem to work for my needs...
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