Join Date: Dec 2016
Rear brake performance
I, and others from the search results I got, think our rear brake sucks.
I've changed pads and run with the ABS running and disabled for comparison. What I found was that the rear pads were the biggest problem. With the OE pads, rear braking was lousy requiring a LOT of pedal pressure even with the ABS disabled.
I first tried Galfer FD186G1651 which are Kevlar and I can only currently find on UK sites. They were an improvement but not enough so I next tried Galfer FD186G1371 which are a sintered/ceramic HH pad.
The Galfer FD186G1371 pads genuinely work. They give a "normal" feeling rear brake that actually does something with reasonable pedal pressures. They appear to be at least as easy on the disc surfaces as the OE pads.
The ABS still sucks but works better with the reduced line pressures required with the better pads. The ABS unit seems to not like the high line pressures we send to it "standing" on the pedal trying to get something to happen with the OE pads.
This thread is to get this topic out of the "ASC on the 'classic' Nine T" thread we were drifting badly...
2015 R Nine T "Classic" - Function, no Fluff