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EBC HH pads are the way to go. Everyone I ride with has switched to these and after last months change i know why, they've got the stop.

EBC Brakes FA174HH Disc Brake Pad Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00666CJ0G..._JS4qIxUTu7saQ

15-18 KAWASAKI EN650SA: EBC HH Brake Pads (Front) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZY8DJC9..._8Lhadi4jRklN4
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Hello Hulk I've used EBC , AP Racing and Galfer all three sintered they all have lasted reasonably long without any defects (unbonding ) also none of them had any annoying squeal , the type you choose should correspond to your riding style the more agressive the harder the pads should be wich in turns wears your discs faster .
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Cool It depends on what you are looking for.

I do mountain trips several times a year and Organic pads are not what I choose. I probably ride the bike harder than it was meant to be ridden , so when I hit the brakes I want to immediately slow down and sintered pads deliver that.For a really good review
https://www.denniskirk.com/blog/2014...ed-vs-organic/
breaks it down very simply.
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Thanks guys for the feedback but judging on everyones thoughts and their riding styles, I will go with the sintered brake pads.

I use my bike daily. I have had it less than a year and have 20 xxxkms on it already.

I have noticed a huge lack in stopping power lately and I need something that has a lot more of a bite.

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Has anyone found the EBC Semi-Sintered front pads for the Vulcan S?

I'm not sure that they exist. May have to just go with the HH.

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sinter metal pads the best

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I didnít really want sintered bc itís not a sport bike and would have liked to preserve my rotors. I went ahead and ordered them though bc I couldnít find semi-sintered ones for the front. Did for the back.

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What type of pads come on the bike OEM?
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I recently installed the sintered brakes on the bike and woah, what a difference.

I did the usual bedding and didn't really noticed anything until I had a sudden stop to do.

Car in front of me had to stop because the car in front turned off without an indicator ( yes it was a bmw) I pressed hard on the rear brakes and the bike stopped!

I am really happy with this brakes ,a lot more bite and responsive. Only issue , they are louder than the stock in the first 200-300 kms.

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