Don't know where this story keeps coming from, but I have always used aftermarket pads on every one of my bikes and I have yet to replace a worn disc.Rabbit1300 said:Don't worry about it - you'll have to take the calipers off again soon anyway - to replace your worn out rotors after using very hard aftermarket pads..... :lol:
This is correct. That, and to prevend squeeling. Most aftermarket pads have a special ceramic coating on the back for those same reasons, and don't need the shim. Some brands even specifically tell you to leave the shim out.marshman said:Think I remember reading somewhere that these perforated metal plates are put there to help prevent brake fade by reducing the amount of heat transferred from the pad to the piston (particularly with sintered pads).
TBH the OEM pads performed very well. Tried EBC HH and Carbone Lorraines and there wasn't a lot to choose between any of them, either on the stock discs or the Galfer Waves.afterburn said:.....the shite that's put on OEM
Agree. My bike stops great, so does the R1 and I've had it at the track as well and it stops very hard, very predictably. FJR does too. I'll be replacing with the OEM pads when it's time if only because I know they work well and don't tear up the rotors.marshman said:in many cases the OEM's were found to perform as well, if not better than the aftermarket items.