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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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« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 02:01:10 PM by Cats »
Tiger 800. There's no effing need for 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..?
I've ridden all-around the United States and parts of Arkansas.

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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"?
I've ridden all-around the United States and parts of Arkansas.

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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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