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Thread: Which brake pads to take for ZTL2 ?

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    Which brake pads to take for ZTL2 ?

    Hi everyone.

    I would like to buy some new brake pads for my Buell. Not that I need them but I would like to have some spare one, just in case.
    I was wondering which to take for road use only. I was concidering the Braking 939CM55 (60 I don't know if this price is for 2 or 4 pads, I asked the seller, we'll see) or the Brembo 07HD19SA (68.90 this price is for 4 pads). But, well, is there any other brand I should concider ? Those are the only 2 I found that would fit ZTL2.
    Any idea ?
    Thanks !

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    FA454/4HH. Ebc sintered pads. It’s what I use and they work perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike lowary View Post
    FA454/4HH. Ebc sintered pads. It’s what I use and they work perfectly
    If you like those give the EBC EPFA454/4HH a try next time. I think they have a lot better initial bite without being too crazy. Either way EBC has been the best with brake dust and noise. https://ebcbrakes.com/product/extreme-pro-brake-pads/

    People used to swear by the lyndall gold pads and I couldnt stand them. I have also tried hawk hh rated pads and they are not bad but not as good as ebc. Whatever you get just be sure to stick with a pad that has a HH rating. That is the friction rating of the pad.
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    Mite check those out next time. Ebr front master cylinder takes the Ztl2 to a different level.

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    Kona, Thats really good info about the EBC Extreme performance pads. I've been looking for exactly that (a little more initial bite. I'll try them out

    And Mike, thats funny right?? I converted my bike to ZTL2 and a 19mm Buell master and liked it a TON. I got a 19mm radial EBR master thinking it would be about the same, and surprisingly it is way better and for the life of me I would have never guessed that being the same bore.

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    What Buell had a non radial 19mm master?

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    I though it was 1/2 inch master for ztl, 5/8 for ztl2, and 3/4 for radial ebr

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    From what I know (which aint much, lol), there was only 2 Buell OE masters. All the Buells with the ZTL2 had a 19mm master. Pretty much '08-up except the City-X that still had the 1/2" with the ZTL like all the '03-'08 bikes (IIRC).

    The only 5/8" (17mm) I ever heard of, used to be sold as an 'upgrade' from ASB. But IMO, you'd just get a stiffer lever.

    The EBR radial is 19mm also for it's ZTL2 but I've never bothered to calculate lever ratios. Maybe thats the difference?

    I have a complete ZTL-2 set-up from an '09, I'll go look at the master today. The size should be cast into the housing.

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    Heh heh.... he said “stiffer”


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    Heh heh heh. Hey Beavis!

    I looked in my Buell parts bin and I only have the 1/2" bore non-radial with ZTL, and a ZTL2 with a couple radial EBR 19mm masters. I don't know where the old Buell ZTL2 non-radial master went that I had on Stella? I'm still really sure it was 19mm also, but no pics



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