04 Apr 2013
April 4, 2013


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Brakes are a MAJOR SAFETY CRITICAL PART of your Motorcycle/ATV. DO NOT ATTEMPT Service or replacement unless you are a QUALIFIED MECHANIC and always follow machine manufacturers installation procedure. Pads must be installed with friction material against disc rotor and metal backing plate towards piston. When fitting pads do not contaminate friction surface with fluids, oils or grease which reduce brake efficiency and may even cause total loss of brake. Ensure caliper mechanism is clean and operating freely before assembly. Severely scored or distorted rotors must be replaced or skimmed. Observe manufacturers specifications for minimum rotor thickness. BRAKE PERFORMANCE will be SEVERELY REDUCED by using new pads on scored or distorted rotors. (Consult dealer). Test ride bike carefully after fitting new pads to acquaint yourself with brake performance. Friction levels (stopping power) may be slightly different to previous/original pads, and riders need to familiarise themselves with stopping distances and brake lever pressures needed to stop safely in both dry and wet conditions after fitting new pads. Worn brake pads cause reduction or even complete loss of braking. Be sure to tell your Dealer what type of riding you require this product for and ask if the correct grade of material has been supplied for those conditions.
We do NOT recommend or endorse metal matrix, ceramic or composite discs and EBC Brakes pads are NOT compatible with these and will cause DISC damage.


Pads need a minimum of 250 miles regular urban use where brakes are used frequently (not highway cruising) to allow pads to mate with worn (or new) rotors. During this time brake performance WILL BE LESS EFFECTIVE especially if brake rotors are scored or distorted. Ride Motorcycles carefully in low traffic areas at lower speeds during bed in period until 90% contact area achieved between pads and rotors. Allow extra stopping distance until brakes are fully bedded. If you are replacing pads for another person be sure to warn the rider of this potential hazard.


Inspect pads before each ride for wear conditions. Do not ride motorcycle if pads are worn so that friction material is below 2mm or one eighth of an inch in thickness above the steel backing plate. Consult professional mechanic if you are not completely aware of how to check for worn pads. NO WARRANTY exists when this product is used in RACING COMPETITION, or OFF ROAD USE. Riders must satisfy themselves as to suitability of the product for their own riding requirements and conditions. Every 12 months or 5000 miles riding in street use, or after EVERY RACE in off road use REMOVE PADS and inspect for corrosion and wear and service calipers and sliders. Inspect pads for cracks around edges which can cause edge lifting and friction material de-bond and TOTAL LOSS OF BRAKES or SEIZURE of brakes. Riding in wet and muddy conditions exaggerates this problem. Never ride in wet and muddy conditions and park bike without cleaning and DRYING brakes carefully to avoid internal parts corrosion. Replace organic brake pads if any signs of EDGE LIFTING occurs at the left and right edges of the pad compact close to the steel backing plate. Send photos to our tech department for help if in doubt, email biketechnical@ebcbrakesuk.com.