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Old 06-15-2015, 07:46 PM   #1
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Cheap Brake Pads

I saw on Amazon full set of pads for $15. Has anybody here got experience with these?

The brand is Volar, and they're kevlar, not metallic. I never heard of Volar, but I've really only heard of EBC and Galfer.

I don't need pads yet, just thinking ahead. I'll probably use EBC or Carbon-Lorain from Beemer Boneyard.

But I'm curious about these...

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Old 06-15-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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Cheap, Fast, or Good......Pick any 2 (and Amazon has already laid claim to the fast) :)

Cheap always reminds me of the Bell helmet ads back in the 70's........"If you've got a $10 head"...........
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:55 PM   #3
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Don't have to spend a fortune....

Carbine Lorraine sintered from Beemer Boneyard for my '02 R1150GS.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:03 PM   #4
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I got some of those and tested them on my XT660R; they weren't bad, just unremarkable. Lasted as long as similar EBC pads did for a fraction of the cost, but either one lasted 1/4th of what Brembo pads did. So I went back to Brembo pads; even though I did my own brakes it wasn't worth the hassle.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:21 PM   #5
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the Volar pads are sometimes cheaper here

d2moto.com

the mailing list will get you pretty good sales every couple of weeks or so.

Looks like $10 for kevlar fronts, and free shipping when I just checked.

$20 for kevlar fronts and back set

http://www.d2moto.com/BMW-R1200GS-Brake-Pads.html
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:21 PM   #6
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I got some of those and tested them on my XT660R; they weren't bad, just unremarkable. Lasted as long as similar EBC pads did for a fraction of the cost, but either one lasted 1/4th of what Brembo pads did. So I went back to Brembo pads; even though I did my own brakes it wasn't worth the hassle.
Ahh, finally somebody with actual experience, thanks.

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Old 06-16-2015, 06:21 AM   #7
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Thanks for the actual data point on wear rate. I think I will experiment on saving money on something other than my brakes, maybe heart medication
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:33 AM   #8
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I've used them on a DRz400 and a Can Am Spyder. On the DRz they were okay. Like was said, unremarkable. Wear on that platform was average. I would buy them again for that bike. On the Can Am, they were so-so. On the first generation Spyders the pad were cheap-o Chinese Brembo knock offs and sucked horribly. I ended up replacing the Volars with EBC's, which were much better.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:45 AM   #9
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Just ordered Carbine Lorraine sintered from Beemer Boneyard. Will report back with impressions once mounted. I'm ok with spending a little more on brakes...
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:03 AM   #10
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+1 Really good pads!
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:16 AM   #11
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Thanks for the actual data point on wear rate. I think I will experiment on saving money on something other than my brakes, maybe heart medication
...or, your next frontal lobotomy.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:19 PM   #12
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d2moto vs brembo

my original brembos lasted about 24k and I replaced them with the cheap ones from d2moto.. sub $20 for front and rear.

they don't have the same grip as the OEMs but they work.. dunno how long they'll hold up, though.

I can definitely notice the increased stopping distance though. Not as confidence inspiring and being able to stop more quickly is kind of nice, just in case..
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:01 AM   #13
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Where are you guys finding Brembo pads?
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:06 AM   #14
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Where are you guys finding Brembo pads?

Got mine at the dealer.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:54 AM   #15
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What is all this "i'll report back on the wear rate" bollox ?

If the pads aren't wearing then it means your disc is....

What works out cheaper to replace every 15k/20k miles ?
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