So Far So Good
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Glenview.... at the moment.
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Thank-you all for the helpful replies.
In my dyslexic haste, seems I've mixed up brands of front brake pads. Based on the remaining packaging from the rear brakes, they are the Volar brand that come with tape.
Now the curious thing, is that the cheap set come with about an inch strip of tape on the 'outer' piston sides of each pad. While the true EBC brand comes with a silver colored perforated clip on backing. While this clip is thin, it is definitely thicker that the alternative.
Now in response to the "2-Remove the thermal barriers/vibration dampeners from the stock pads and put them on the EBC pads." I'm a bit confused. Do not recall there being dampeners on the stock pads. Remember bike is now on the west coast. Went to Bike Bandit's parts page for front brakes and do not see a part number for what is described. I know what you are referring to as the Suzuki DR 650 rear brake pads have just the thing. Being a little over cautious as I'll have one afternoon in son's driveway to get bike out of storage, operational and front brakes replaced.
There is such a thing as brake pad grease. Got a small tube from my auto mechanic. Have seen tubs of it for sale at MCSuperstore. It isjustZe a lot thicker than regular grease.
Have used silicon grease in some instances to prevent ears from bleeding during the initial brake break in.