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Offline digger06

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Original pads
« on: February 24, 2018, 10:33:38 AM »
Whats your thoughts on  original pads? The triumph seems like any other make.the original pads lack bite..(or will it not help on the tiger with aftermarket pads?tbh i think the calipers are small but im used to sportier stuff)
.why do makers put average performance pads in?
Im not looking for recomendations , i know my choice of pads . Just wondering why a premium brand has such average braking

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Re: Original pads
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 11:41:54 AM »
It's all down to price points.
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Re: Original pads
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 01:58:31 PM »
Bit like the stock market. Buy low, sell high.  That's a fair price point. Everyone does it.
 

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Re: Original pads
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 05:03:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by digger06 [+]
Whats your thoughts on  original pads?
The triumph seems like any other make.the original pads lack bite...why do makers put average performance pads in?
Just wondering why a premium brand has such average braking
Don't know about Tiger800's braking specs? -- but, a late model, stock, SpeedTriple was (magazine) tested @ 60 mph ~ 0 in 105'.

What distance are you shooting for..?
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Re: Original pads
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 10:32:02 PM »
dunno compared to other triples, I just find they lack bite compared to other bikes I have owned, could just be the pads, we shall see

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Re: Original pads
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 03:52:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by digger06 [+]
...I just find they lack bite...could just be the pads, we shall see
If different pads don't offer the "feel" you're seeking?, maybe a change in brake lever (length and/or shape); or, a different master cylinder (maybe w/larger bore) will provide more "bite"?
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Re: Original pads
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 02:41:24 PM »
larger bore cyls often have the opposite effect to more bite,
tbh, I think im just used to stronger brakes, (6 pots etc)
i have fitted carbone lorain pads the other day and its an improvement,
yes,idealy, id still like stronger brakes, but the softer suspension and thinner tyre might be a limiting thing too,
im a lot happier with it now,

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Re: Original pads
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 08:57:06 PM »
Budget 2 piston sliding calipers.
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Re: Original pads
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 10:04:47 PM »
Just replaced the OEM pads with some brembo pads from Italy via Ebay for the best price.

There are better than the OEM ones more feel and a bit more stopping effect, I will have to wait to see how long they will last.

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Re: Original pads
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 05:21:36 AM »
Triumph has to choose a formulation of brake pad material to perform in all the possible environments the bike could possibly subjected to.

This means they're a compromise.
Hot operation.
Cold operation.
Wet operation.
Muddy operation.
2-up operation.
Dusty operation.
Street operation.
Dirt road operation.

These pads must offer predictable performance in ALL of these scenarios.
If the pads have super sensitive bite on the road, how easily will a rider be able to modulate the brake when on a steep/downhill rutted section with ABS turned off? This is just an example of the various scenarios a chosen material must work well in.

Notice, I didn't include~

Quiet operation

Long wearing

Easy of the rotor swept surface

Ease of replacement....

So, you see, it's a balancing act.
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