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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: GoldFren HH pads. Reply with quote

After doing plenty of reading of peoples 'opinions' I decided to try these for myself. I fitted a pair to my rear calliper a few weeks ago and so far so good. They bite in well and are very predictable as to when they are going to lock the wheel. No more on/off switch like the previous pads fitted by the previous owner, Armstrong I believe with a green back, leave well alone, awful things.

Good price too, 12 pounds for the rear.

Now I'm not going to sit here and say they are better than all other pads in the world as I have not tried them all. What I will say is so far they have been worth every penny. In fact today I have fitted them to the front blue spots too. Both front callipers for 20 notes!

Now I am prepared to change my mind if they turn to sh!te over the coming months and I let you all know if they do.

So far so good
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

200 mile ride done.

Heavy braking, emergency braking etc etc.

These pads bite bite bite. They feel absolutely fine.

Now to see how long they last and how much dust they create. After 200 miles no dust at all really.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dust is the trade off. Lots of it. nod
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay...

A few thousand miles on these now and still loads of wear left and I like to use my brakes!

Once fully bedded in these are bloomin ace IMO

I'll be using these again..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some GF pads in my spares box for my KTM 450 enduro. I don't need them just yet but it's good to know that they arn't as shyte as some people have said they are on other forums.

I use Ferodo pads on my Exup but I have used some EBC black kevlar ones when going to Assen a few years ago as I got them with my YZF750R 6 piston calipers. In the rain the EBC pads were terrible & took a long time to bite in the dry so had to brake earlier than with the Ferodo pads in the same calipers.

I have some Dunlopad rears for the Exup when they need doing. I got them from a friend who gave me a set of front calipers for a Yamaha 900 Diversion & the pads came in unopened packets. The only thing is...they're HH rated so might be a bit too aggressive for in the dry.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rear is 'too' good so I'll be going back to a normal compound once these are done, I can control it but it will lock if I am not thinking straight. Fronts will stay the same, the Goldfren HH.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These pads are still going and working well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to swap these pads the other day as they got contaminated with brake fluid. I've done about 4000 miles since they were new (front pads), before this fook up they felt fine still. On inspection there is around half of the friction material still to be used, no cracks or any signs of anything untoward.

dan83590 rates these pads as a 9/10 big grin

I've replaced them with the latest GF offering. Two pairs to fit blue spot calipers, 20.00. Bargain. nod
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this Dan, searching the site I found my answer with your tread.

You saved me a days surfing, now I have no excuse not to work frown
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted them front and rear over the winter, much more feel than the old ones.
So far so good.
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