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How many miles are you guys getting on your stock brake pads? I'm on the V4S and at around 5200 miles in like 10 weeks and going to need new ones real soon; also noticed the rotors getting little burned heat spots here and there. I ride mainly street, occasionally brake hard but not always, tail brake only when going fast enough.
 

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How many miles are you guys getting on your stock brake pads? I'm on the V4S and at around 5200 miles in like 10 weeks and going to need new ones real soon; also noticed the rotors getting little burned heat spots here and there. I ride mainly street, occasionally brake hard but not always, tail brake only when going fast enough.
5000 miles seems pretty standard on what I have seen in the past for my superbikes . 1098s and 1199s. Not sure what other people experience has been but I think your mileage is inline with “normal” wear and tear for mileage. How about your tires ?what did you get out of the rear tire ?
 

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That's fairly typical mileage on a factory set of pads, especially on bikes of this caliber. Don't really know if there are any aftermarket options yet that may have a longer lifetime.
 

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5000 miles seems pretty standard on what I have seen in the past for my superbikes . 1098s and 1199s. Not sure what other people experience has been but I think your mileage is inline with “normal” wear and tear for mileage. How about your tires ?what did you get out of the rear tire ?
Tire wear is phenomenal so far; 6900 miles and almost due for a change on the rear, like I said mainly street riding some backroads on the weekend rides. The way I ride I can definitely see 8000 miles out of the rear. I'm basing change requirement based on the manual (2mm from tread depth), and not necessarily to the wear bar, as the wear bar does not seem to be 2mm (correct me if I'm wrong). If I were to go to the wear bar I'd say at least 8k miles. Sides would be dependent on how often I go backroads and use up the sides, but I ride this is a daily commuter plus weekend bike right now. Which is why I'm asking about the brakes, as I would like it to be closer to the lifespan of the tires for me.
 

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Well, I guess either I’m a terribly aggressive rider or I just got a terrible set of these Pirelli tires on the bike stock. But like I said I got 2500 miles out of the rear and it was down to the steel belting .... my front brake pads are now in about time to be replaced I have about 3500 miles on the bike.
 

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If anyone here has looked into aftermarket brake pad options I would be interested in hearing what you're more likely to get.
Finding aftermarket pads for the V4 has become a bit difficult.

Vesrah sells pads the part# number is VD-9031JL these are sintered (semi-metalic) These are exact fit for a 55.00 (pair)

I prefer EBC but finding the proper part number is not easy. I'm also focusing on the HH sintered pads. The two part numbers I've found are FA447HH and EPFA188HH. The HH identifies them as sintered.
I want to switch pads because I don't like the initial bite of the Brembo pads.
Let me know how your research goes.
 

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I liked the OEM pads, but I preferred the hard initial bite. I'm trying SBS street pads on my V4S, so far so good, less of an initial bite than OEM but haven't had a chance to really test them out right now due to weather. I chose these for now because I wanted longevity (still unknown as of now) and close to OEM replacement and not race performance.
 

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I liked the OEM pads, but I preferred the hard initial bite. I'm trying SBS street pads on my V4S, so far so good, less of an initial bite than OEM but haven't had a chance to really test them out right now due to weather. I chose these for now because I wanted longevity (still unknown as of now) and close to OEM replacement and not race performance.
Sintered SBS pads?
 

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Replacement pads are again really dependent on who and what you ride mostly .... if you’re just riding the bike on the streets and don’t intend on doing any track days or racing I would suggest oem pads or an oem equivalent. If you want to try something different from the Brembo’s maybe check out the EBC pads. If you get up above into semi metallic or carbon (race) pads you have to understand that they do not work as easily as an OEM style pads and need to be heated up to work properly . If you decide to run these be aware that if you’re street riding you may be caught off guard in situations where your brakes are cold and you need them and they just don’t function as you may think they will . I would learn to swap brake pads yourself as it’s really not that hard. If your doing a track event once in a while you could either swap to a race pad depending on what level rider you are. My best advice would be thinking about the majority of where you ride your bike and get a pad that’s best for that type of riding .
 

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Im in the process to replace the stock pads. I find them fine for the street but I want more bite, feel and power on the track, which I primarily use my V4 on.
I found with the stock brakes that the lever travels grows after a few laps.
I am thinking the EBC EPFA or even the GPFAX (for pure track).
The EBC EPFA was a nice improvement of on 2015 BMW S1000RR over the standard EBC HH I used prior. The extra bite and power was just what I needed at the track. So would the GPFAX even better?

I have smaller hands and want one finger braking for maximum control and feedback. So I hate level travel or delay in braking.
I am also thinking of the newer BREMBO 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master cylinder. This should eliminate or be able to adjust any play.

William
Santa Cruz
 

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I just picked up a set of EBC GPFAX pads at the track today from the EBC rep. They are the same pad fitment for the 1299 Panigale.
We were pushing a fast pace and the stock brake were becoming a bit lacking.

I hope to fit and see how the new pads perform.

William
Santa Cruz
 
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