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Anyone familiar with SBS (735hs.s) brake pads

Last long?
Squeal, or noisy?

SBS ---- Scandinavian Brake Systems

Coments from those who have used them appreciated.

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I put them on my 1500 and the fronts had a whistle to them
very annoying for 6000 Mi. Did not seem to stop any better.

Put a set of Honda's on and noise gone.
Used Honda only after that
 

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Interesting.
Thanks
Sales clerk at the local dealer says that's what they sell. Said "better then the OEM".
I paid $159 Can. for the front sets only.
I want the best so I might just take them back and get him to order in the OEM's


Why did it almost cost you a rotor?
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You paid alot...

I was the first in the country to buy them for a 'Wing a few years ago; they didn't fit.
I worked with the company on sizing and they sent me another pair (I used Galfers until I got the new set).

They are much quieter than stock and grab better. Much better. Softer material, gentler on rotor.
So I expect them to not last as long. Is that a fair trade for better stopping?

I'll stick with SBS on the front and go back to OE on the rear. The Galfers lasted well but only stopped as well as stock.
 

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Bill
You said
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I'll stick with SBS on the front and go back to OE on the rear. "

Is this just until the front's wear out, or do you find the OEM's better
in general.
My back brake pads after 67,000 kilometers are still in very good shape.
and I ws planning on leaving them alone but the front definately need replacing.
I was quite suprised that SBS did not come with the replacement retainer clips.

Thanks for the imput
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I have SBS sintered brake pads on my Concours- serious stopping power- doesn't wear the rotors- requires less stopping pressure.
I have some EBC sintered brake pads I'm gonna try on the 1800 when I install the All Balls this winter and see what happens.
 

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Mac Clarke said:
Bill
You said
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I'll stick with SBS on the front and go back to OE on the rear. "

Is this just until the front's wear out, or do you find the OEM's better
in general.
My back brake pads after 67,000 kilometers are still in very good shape.
and I ws planning on leaving them alone but the front definately need replacing.
I was quite suprised that SBS did not come with the replacement retainer clips.

Thanks for the imput
Mac
The SBS renders much better stopping power and I'll continue to use them. The OE rear pads are much thicker and I only need to replace them once every 70,000 miles.... ....and who uses their rear brakes anyhow?
I stop about 2 feet shorter on average from 60 mph with SBS; I practice lock-ups and all kinds of stupid stuff like that.
Stopping is good.
 

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Well, it is an expensive and very enjoyable bike, that I wish not to skimp on, as far as important things like the brake pads.
Kinda forgot about the back brake peddle also, but checked the back pads the other day and found them as mentioned above, hardly worn.
I was curious as to Mikes story about almost losing a rotor, if it pretained to the SBS pads
Mike, would you elaborate?
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I think that he means the back pad started thinner than OE, wore quicker, he didn't check it soon enough, & didn't realize it was worn out until it was metal to metal.
Some people check their pads more often than others.
 
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