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Hi All, I got round to fitting my EBC HH Pads on my front (Did rear last week) and have noticed something odd?

I went out for a ride after fitting; probably about 10 miles just to make sure they were ok. When I got back I went to make sure the blots were still the correct tightness and I caught my hand on the side of my disc which was so hot it almost burnt me lol?

Question is? should HH pads be hotter (That hot) under use?

BTW ? brakes work a treat now and much crisper


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Discs do get f**king hot when under use. Its what they do...

Convert kinetic energy into heat energy.
 

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arn't u supposed to wear the pads in for a few miles i.e no harsh braking?
pads arnt really that much of an issue. on a new disc your ment to run the buggers in for upto 500 miles before giving them harsh treatment to help stop heatspots, cracking and warping.

If your disc is overly hot i would check that the pads arnt rubbing. ie go for a nice long ride somewhere where you dont need to use the brakes or can get away with using the rear for a few miles. then stop and check. should be fairly cool if the pads are floating correctly. if its really hot then you need to clean your calipers or think about servicing them.
 

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Yeah.. just seems like they got a lot hotter with these different pads... guess thats just how they work.
If the brakes working a lot better, that would indicate tht the pad is being gripped (for use of a better word) harder. Increased pressure = increased friction = increased temperature. Q.E.D. They're hotter cos they're working better.

Wouldn't worry about it too much unless you start to experience brake fade after a hard bit of braking. That would indicate that the pads are getting too hot under use, and could induce warping of the discs. Not pleasant!
 
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