Thruxton Ebc Hh Pads

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  1. Mark9

    Mark9 Senior Member
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    #1 Mark9, Apr 8, 2021
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    I just fitted EBC HH pads to my 2016 TT1200, huge improvement, my bike has the Nissin callipers and the braking was OK but nothing to write home about (from hospital?), initial bite was poor, braked ok as pressure on the lever was increased but in a recent emergency braking situation I got brake fade (I’m sure that road island didn’t used to be just around that bend!! :-/ ), anyway huge improvement and I thoroughly recommend them especially to Triumph owners with Nissin callipers (I rather suspect the Nissin pads are organic?, great for the planet but only average for stopping), TTFN.

    Good price on eBay
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302975829784
     
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  2. TonyG

    TonyG Noble Member

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    I've just fitted Brembo SA pads to my 2018 Thruxton. Not quite run in yet, but also seems to be an improvement over stock. I also fitted EBC HH pads to my 865 Bonnie, they are definitely not bedded in yet so hoping they will show an improvement as well.
     
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  3. Mark9

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    Im sure they will Tony, I’ve fitted them to all my bikes in recent years and all have shown an improvement, especially those that had organic pads fitted by the manufacturer, or only a small amount of sintering.
     
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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    I agree I replaced the oem pads on my tiger with EBC pads. A great improvement:)
     
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  5. Speedy Pete

    Speedy Pete Well-Known Member

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    I agree totally EBC HH have been my go to pads for years now, the EBC discs are excellent too !
     
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  6. Wishbone

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    Yup EBC HH for any bike I have had in last 10 yrs
     
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  7. Kiwidave4

    Kiwidave4 Well-Known Member

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    Fitted HH to my Thruxton S last year and also changed the rotors to Brembo floaters. Had no real complaints with the stock set up and was more interested in shedding unsprung/rotational mass than improving braking performance but was pleasantly surprised at the difference.
     
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  8. TonyG

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    I've got about 150 miles on the EBC pads on my Bonnie so today I tried the heat cycling where you brake hard from 60 to 20mph a few times. On the 3rd try I locked the front wheel up and scared the shite out of myself. Haven't done that since my radial brembo'd Ducati(no ABS). Granted it wasn't a 2 finger touch on the lever, more of a full blooded 4 finger squeeze, but impressive all the same.
    Wish I'd put EBCs in the 1200 Thruxton now, but maybe the Brembo SAs will still improve more.
     
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  9. Speedy Pete

    Speedy Pete Well-Known Member

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    While we are talking brakes, I would like to recommend Castrol React brake fluid as one of the best to use, unlike many brands it has a foil seal under the cap keeping it fresh on the shelf, I have tested quite a few new bottles of fluid to find it has already 1% moisture present ! I know this is well within spec' but Castrol is always zero and is quite often only 1% after 2 years !
     
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  10. Mark9

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    Good info Pete, thanks.
     
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  11. TonyG

    TonyG Noble Member

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    Just as an update the Brembo SA pads seem to have worn in quite well, and I feel have more bite.
    On Thruxton S Nissan brakes I read a test a while ago comparing the Thruxton with the BMW R9T Cafe Racer, which has Brembo calipers, etc.. The Thruxton had a very slightly shorter stopping distance from 30mph, but took 6 feet longer to stop at 60mph, so doesn't compare too badly really. Anyway, I squished the crown jewels against the tank for the first time the other day.
     
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