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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Brake pad question

This week I bought EBC Double-H Sintered Brake Pads from motorcyclesuperstore.com but now I have a question.

On that site when you filter to the 1700 Vulcan Voyager, there are two selections front and right, I bought two sets of the front but should I have bought one front and one right for the front tire? Does the right caliper use a different pad than the left caliper?


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 03:16 PM
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NO it does not. They use the same pads.
Well I see what you're talking about. Could be when they say "right" they mean right rear.
I got mine from "Phat Performance". You say you bought them already, have they come in yet?


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I thought the same thing with right vs. rear, and yes the pads have already come in I plan to install them next weekend along with doing an oil change. The other question I have is I do not see clips for the pads are there clips for the caliper?
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No clips. It's straight up installation.
Why didn't you order a rear set as well? You got the HH (like I did) but you will only have the metallic pads on the front. Unless you did the rear already.


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I just replaced the pads on my 2011 Vaquero.
EBC shows fa229 frnt left and fa231 as frnt right and rear.

These were NOT the correct pads for the front.
(Ive posted the correct P/Ns from a previous post)
The fa231 is the correct pad for the rear. this was determined by comparing pads on bike vs new pads in hand.

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I didnt buy the rear pads because the back doesnt need to be done yet there is plenty of pad left. I dont have the pads with me to check what the exact part number is I will check when I get home.
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Two things, the EBC part number I received is FA158HH and second the pads look nothing like the links posted by mrjava


Did I get the totally wrong pads from the site?
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I've got a set of front pads for a 2011 Vaq sitting on my shelf in the garage at home. I'll post the part numbers I got in the morning, but I can tell you the shop labeled one of the packages 'Left' and one of the packages 'Right' for me.
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I just looked up the parts list on Kawasaki's site and there isn't a left & right brake, there is only one listing for the front brake pads. The image looks exactly like the pads I bought as well.
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Front Brake pad noise,,,

Was wondering if anyone has experienced this with their Vaquero front brakes,,,,,,

When coming to a stop, slowing down, stopping for a stop-sign, intersection etc.,,,,getting at times a suealing, growning noise from front brakes. This does NOT occur at ALL times, but more it seems after running for awhile, then at times even when cold & starting out!!

I've taken both calipers apart, cleaned/scuffed pads, lubed pins etc., lasts for awhile then growl or growning noise returns! Doesn't seem to be affecting brake wear, seems normal at 6300 miles, lot of pad left!!, rotors OK, No warpage!

Thoughts!???,,,,,,

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