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    NC700X Front Brake Pads

    I'm looking to find information on which front brake pads others have used on the 700X. I do not have a DCT and my bike is a 2012 model. I found plenty of info on the rear brakes but I cannot find much on the front.

    I'd like to change my brake pads over the Christmas break. Please let me know your thoughts on the pads you used. I know many will suggest sticking with the stock pads which is definitely an option.

    Please reply with part numbers and the site you made the purchase. Thanks

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    I went with OEM replacements front and back, ordered from Partsfish. I got 30K from the original fronts and 35K from the backs, which seemed like a good run, so I didn't want to mess with success. My bike's the same as yours - 2012 manual trans.

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    My mechanic recommended [THESE]. I'm not smart enough to know if they are better/worse than anything else, but they seem to stop my NC just fine.
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    I'm told the EDC HH pads are more abrasive and will wear the disc faster. Unfortunately I didn't know that before I put them on my Goldwing. I'd be curious if they accelerated disc wear on anyone's NC brakes.
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    I use Kevlar pads, and yes EBC does make Kevlar, but they make others also. I am cheap, so I use another brand. Kevlar pads last, and last, and last without damage to the rotor. Had no problems with Kevlar pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedub View Post
    I went with OEM replacements front and back, ordered from Partsfish. I got 30K from the original fronts and 35K from the backs, which seemed like a good run, so I didn't want to mess with success. My bike's the same as yours - 2012 manual trans.
    I am a few hundred miles shy of 30,000. Getting real close to metal on metal. I'll look at Partsfish. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    I'm told the EDC HH pads are more abrasive and will wear the disc faster. Unfortunately I didn't know that before I put them on my Goldwing. I'd be curious if they accelerated disc wear on anyone's NC brakes.
    Thanks for the info. I'll stay away from those just in case the concerns are valid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Can Ride View Post
    I use Kevlar pads, and yes EBC does make Kevlar, but they make others also. I am cheap, so I use another brand. Kevlar pads last, and last, and last without damage to the rotor. Had no problems with Kevlar pads.

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    Seems like a fair price even at $23. Thanks for the info

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    At just over 10,000 miles I experienced a strange feeling when using the front brake. The brake lever felt spongy and I had flushed the brake fluid a few month before.

    On inspection of the brake pads (front and rear) it looked like they were close to being worn down. Can't remember the measurements of the pads when I took them out, maybe 2mm left on the fronts.

    Opted for the Honda replacement pads (front and rear). I work at an auto dealership as a technician and have seen problems (noise and fitment) with aftermarket brake parts. Just easier to get the Original Parts and have no worries.

    $40 per axle from Rocky Mountain ATV. The 'spongy' front brake lever went away after replacement.

    I do a lot of city commuting and not surprised at the wear.

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    Example of a dished rotor from aggressive pads:

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