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SBS Friction will be making 3 levels of upgrade brake pads for the Street.

“The new Harley Davidson Street 500 and 750 is a great example. It is originally equipped with organic ceramic brake pads, so we recommend replacing with our ceramic H.HF compound. Should a rider want to upgrade the stopping power, then it’s as simple as replacing the OE pads with our H.CT Carbon Tec upgrade pads. And last but not least we offer a sinter metallic choice of front H.HS and rear H.LS pads. These are the only aftermarket sinter metal pads with different friction levels front and rear – and therefore the only aftermarket brake pads offering the same brake balance as the factory fitted ones; something that’s essential on modern bikes with ABS systems.”

SBS Goes Solo and Launches Brake Pads For Harley-Davidson: Motorcycle & Powersports News
 

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EBC will not be far behind....
 

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No pads required. I thought stock brakes were good when I rode it. Stopped quickly for me.
 
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No pads required. I thought stock brakes were good when I rode it. Stopped quickly for me.
Not only the brake pads, even the tyres on Indian version of street needs a upgrade. The MRF tyres also could be the reason why the stopping power is quite poor. Maybe current owners can comment more
 

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Not only the brake pads, even the tyres on Indian version of street needs a upgrade. The MRF tyres also could be the reason why the stopping power is quite poor. Maybe current owners can comment more

The tires I cannot comment on as the bike I rode here in the USA had Michelins on it. They are a good tire.

I am interested to know why you think the brakes need upgraded if you have never rode one?

The one I rode stopped well within the limits for a single disc front end on a 500 CC machine.

My interest in ECB brakes is strictly so there is some pricing competition on the parts.
 

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The tires I cannot comment on as the bike I rode here in the USA had Michelins on it. They are a good tire.

I am interested to know why you think the brakes need upgraded if you have never rode one?

The one I rode stopped well within the limits for a single disc front end on a 500 CC machine.

My interest in ECB brakes is strictly so there is some pricing competition on the parts.
I have taken several test rides, just don't own one yet.
Everytime I felt the stopping power didn't match engine power. Front brakes needs to be pulled more to effectively apply. Rear brakes were almost non existent. These things can also be problem in test bike. That is why I would want a owner who has put some mileage to comment on it.
 

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Brakes are universally criticised to be low on bit for Street bikes. But people in USA might be more used to those kinda brake and feel from Harleys. As reviewer from MotorBeam Magazine Stated-'Give a normal Harley Rider Street and he won't find anything wrong with the Brakes'.

Even the brakes on Sportster Range have been upgraded this year 2014 only.
 

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Eh, yes sintered metallic will stop better, but they chew through rotors awfully fast. You will be replacing rotors about every second or third set of pads. Learned that lesson the hard way. Price a set of BMW K100 stock rotors. Not cheap. You can do a big brake upgrade and run a more gentle pad for that kind of money, unless like most motorcycle owners you ride it maybe four or five thousand miles and sell it (after parking it in a dark corner of the garage under the baby car seats and other detritous for a few more years)

Any kind of carbon fiber pad will work great when hot, but cold stopping will be miserable. I had to learn that lesson the hard way too. Oh, and they can be awfully noisy on cold stops. My bike sounded like an old city bus coming to a stop.

I would be very tempted to try Galfer Green pads if they offer one, which I am certain they will.
 

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Eh, yes sintered metallic will stop better, but they chew through rotors awfully fast. You will be replacing rotors about every second or third set of pads. Learned that lesson the hard way. Price a set of BMW K100 stock rotors. Not cheap. You can do a big brake upgrade and run a more gentle pad for that kind of money, unless like most motorcycle owners you ride it maybe four or five thousand miles and sell it (after parking it in a dark corner of the garage under the baby car seats and other detritous for a few more years)

Any kind of carbon fiber pad will work great when hot, but cold stopping will be miserable. I had to learn that lesson the hard way too. Oh, and they can be awfully noisy on cold stops. My bike sounded like an old city bus coming to a stop.

I would be very tempted to try Galfer Green pads if they offer one, which I am certain they will.
Good to know.
 

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new brakes

Brakes will bed in about 100 miles. Big difference. You can't tell how they will be until you get them hot a few times. Mine were fine after about 60 - 80 miles. This is normal.
 

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If I am not mistaken, DP offers Sintered Pads. With 1400 Miles, I'm not changing mine anytime soon.


A word of Caution here. Certain Brake materials will destroy the rotors. I had a set of Pepboy Prostop Ceramic on my 2001 Ford Escape. And EBC slotted rotors. The slots eventually wore down to nothing. And not having "Squeakers" I was unaware the inside of the pads were Metal to Metal. Until I heard a strange noise.
 
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