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Is anyone thinking of getting new brake pads for a bit more bite? Or do you think the stock ones are fine until they wear down?
 

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I've had good luck previously with EBC sintered metallic pads and may go that route.
Those or the Kevlars (which last a looooong time.)
 

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EBC I find is a very good choice in terms of pads. A lot of people go with them and they produce pads for cars and bikes both. Actually ran a set on my daily driver and I loved em'. Not too much brake dust, great bite. They have great reviews as well.
 

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Heard the EBC Kevlar brake pads aren't the best as they have very little feel and grip. Never used them before but I've also read that you need to get them very hot before they work well.
 

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I find with most performance pads you need to get them up to temperature to get good bite from them. A lot of times they even have it labelled for safety precaution reasons.
 

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You wouldn't want something that requires warming up on your daily motorcycle, it's better if the brake pads have a strong bite right from the get go for chilly morning rides to the office. I say give the EBC sintered metallic pads a try and then if you like them, wait till they wear out and then go for the kevlar.
 

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Brake dust isn't really a problem, not the best looking on your shiny new wheels but not really a problem. I think it's the steel fiber in brake pads that generates the dust. So something like the EBC Brakes organic pads should be fine.

Really, the wheels are going to get dirty anyways. What a bit more dust to it.
 

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easy solution to brake dust is to find something to coat the wheels in so that way you can buy yourself time for cleaning it and then at least come time to clean it, little effort will be required.

the problem is too many people let dirt sit around, can't get lazy here.
 

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easy solution to brake dust is to find something to coat the wheels in so that way you can buy yourself time for cleaning it and then at least come time to clean it, little effort will be required. the problem is too many people let dirt sit around, can't get lazy here.
Amen!
I wipe my wheels with some sort of paint protectant spray on a rag being careful not to get any on the rotors.
When someone asks me how I keep my bike so clean?, I usually reply, "I don't let it get dirty." A little cleaned off every now and then is a lot easier than bringing a nasty bike back from the dead, so to speak.
I don't fuss over my bikes excessively, but I do have a routine where I can wash, dry & detail one in about 1/2 an hour (or less).
 

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With the spoked wheels that the scr950 comes with, getting into every crevice with wheels dust blocker can be hard. Gotta take your time during the application and after that you can probably clean anything that manages to stick with wd-40 and a cloth.
 

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Utilizing something like a pressured steam cleaner also makes cleaner spoked wheels much easier. That being said... who really has one...?
 

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Hence why i recommend getting the wheels coated, even if you can't get into all those spots with the protector at least it will prevent build up elsewhere that can eventually creep its way into those crevices. Even if its just a bit, its worth it, that much less effort, that much less time, that much more time it buys you till you get to a powerwasher ;)
 

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Does the SCR950 use the same pads as an XV950?

Charles.
Yes. Both brakes.
Front: Same pads as on the V-Star 950/950 tourer, Stryker & all Bolt models.
Rear: Same as on the Bolts, Super Tenere(2013), Raider, Roadliner, Stratoliner, Stryker, V-Star 1300 & V-Star 950.
 
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