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I just bought the Gold LRB pads. Gonna put them on tomorrow. Break-in procedure on the package reads...

FOR BEST RESULTS BREAK-IN PROCEDURE MUST BE FOLLOWED PRECISELY:

1) 10 stops from 20 to 0 mph at .45G (15fpss) decel.
2) 10 stops from 40 to 0 mph at .45G (15fpss) decel.
3) Cool down to ambient temperature.

(If break-in procedure is not followed. warranty is void)

...So has anybody installed these and did you follow the process "precisely"?

-Frank
 

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frankencat said:
I just bought the Gold LRB pads. Gonna put them on tomorrow. Break-in procedure on the package reads...

FOR BEST RESULTS BREAK-IN PROCEDURE MUST BE FOLLOWED PRECISELY:

1) 10 stops from 20 to 0 mph at .45G (15fpss) decel.
2) 10 stops from 40 to 0 mph at .45G (15fpss) decel.
3) Cool down to ambient temperature.

(If break-in procedure is not followed. warranty is void)

...So has anybody installed these and did you follow the process "precisely"?

-Frank
Come on guys! Help 'em out here. I know you have acceleration deceleration gauges on your bikes.................:harhar:
 

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I don't have any problem with following the procedure, I just want to know if folks have followed it and what the outcome was/is. I figure you just break as hard as you can without locking it up from the mph specified. -Thanks
 

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I had tires put on at the dealership once and took in the gold pads in at the same time and had them put on. I did the "break in" runs in their large parking lot on the way out. No big deal,only took a few minutes.The pads work great.
I'll be changing again soon and I'll probably use the Z pads next.
 

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My math may be off base but I get :
20 mph = 29.3333 ft per sec. so stop from 20 mph within 30 ft.
5280x20mph = 105600 ft.per hr. / 60 = 1760 per min / 60 = 29.3333 per sec. ???
40 mph = 58.6666 ft per sec. so stop from 40 mph within 59 ft.
I have also read that it is normal for the Z pads to be smoking (literally) at the end of this routine
 

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I did the break in. the 40 mph was bit of pain.
 
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