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Reviewed by: Bill (BlueGryphon)
Reviewed for: `05 Titanium 1800 VTX1800R (Retro)
Used for: 1-6 months
Overall Rating: 1
Tire lasted: don't know yet
Would buy again: no
These brake pads have msde me appreciate OEM parts more than anything else could heve ever done. I bought them because the dealer didn't have OEM in stock. They were installed properly (important for following rap on them). They absolutely stop better than the OEM's but according to the mechanic that will only last for about 1/4 to 1/3 of the pad, then only as good as OEM. They will NOT outlast OEM for mileage. I rode my bike less than 2 miles before I had my first real stop. Yes, they stopped very well. However the racket that came from both the front and rear pads really caught my attention. It was like that sound that you get when you backpedal a derailer system on a mountain bike only VERY LOUD!!! There was NEVER a reduction in noise for about 50 miles so I went back to the dealer and asked them about it. They noted that these brakes ALWAYS make noise but they're cheaper than OEM and that's why they sell them. They tried to assure me that after 300 miles they would quiet down. THEY NEVER DID!!! Heck...you could hear my bike braking from over 100 feet away with out any strain. I doubt straight exhaust pipes would cover the noise. I wrote to company in England and they haven't responded to this day. What else is new!!
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