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I am curious and thought I would post here. Since day one I have been fighting MAJOR brake dust ... especially on the rear wheel. After cleaning my rear wheel will be filthy after 25 - 30 miles (I don't use the rear brake hard either). The wheel spins free and the pads are not dragging so that's not it. Do any of you guys have the same problem? What pads have you guys used for replacements? Do the new pads leave as much dust?

Last year I started to look around because the dust was driving me nuts ... I found a Ducati (Ducati uses Brembo too) shop that sells various pads that will fit my caliper. I will probably replace the pads before my season really starts up here ( because of the dust not because they need to be replaced) but wanted to see what most of you are running on your bikes and to see if you have the same problems with brake dust.
 

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Don,

10-4 on the brake dust :( Not much on the front, but the rear, like yours, is filthy after just a few miles. I usually blow it off with the compressor, but it is a pain if it gets damp :cry:

Wonder if anybody makes ceramic pads for these calipers ?? That would be the cats behind 8)

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Same here with the brake dust. It sucks after contorting your arm and hand to get in to clean the wheel only to have it look like crap after a few miles. Someone smarter than me needs to come up with some kind of an air system where you can run an air line back to the rear wheel to fire a blast of compressed air from a button mounted up by the turn signal. As innovative as a lot of you are on this board, I wouldn't be surprised if someone has already done it. :idea:
 

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Don,

I e-mailed the factory (got a response in under 10 minutes) and Rad said they were not aware of anybody making ceramics for these calipers....... however, he forwarded the message to Doug Zaricor, who orders the Brembos, and he is going to research it a bit farther.

I think Marv has another brand of pad for these, I know I have a spare set in the shop that Wag ordered, and they were from Marv and supposedly better. ????

Has anybody here put those ceramic insulators behind their pads to reduce the heat transfer??

Tim
 

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GRUMPY said:
Don,

10-4 on the brake dust :( Not much on the front, but the rear, like yours, is filthy after just a few miles. I usually blow it off with the compressor, but it is a pain if it gets damp :cry:

Wonder if anybody makes ceramic pads for these calipers ?? That would be the cats behind 8)

Tim
GRUMPY said:
Don,

I e-mailed the factory (got a response in under 10 minutes) and Rad said they were not aware of anybody making ceramics for these calipers....... however, he forwarded the message to Doug Zaricor, who orders the Brembos, and he is going to research it a bit farther.

I think Marv has another brand of pad for these, I know I have a spare set in the shop that Wag ordered, and they were from Marv and supposedly better. ????

Has anybody here put those ceramic insulators behind their pads to reduce the heat transfer??
Tim

Thanks! Maybe I'll wait and see if Doug comes up with anything on his end. If not next time I get down near Ducati I will just pick up a set and give them a try - can't be worse then what I'm running right now! :roll: If I end up getting a set I will keep you all posted on results as far as stopping and dust are concerned!

Don

PS I have not used any insulators behind the pads


hozztil said:
Same here with the brake dust. It sucks after contorting your arm and hand to get in to clean the wheel only to have it look like crap after a few miles. Someone smarter than me needs to come up with some kind of an air system where you can run an air line back to the rear wheel to fire a blast of compressed air from a button mounted up by the turn signal. As innovative as a lot of you are on this board, I wouldn't be surprised if someone has already done it.
See Tim's post ... hopefully one of us can find some better choices for pads!
 

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Don,

Doug is still researching the pads. But he did give me e-mail address of the guy who sells the ceramic insulators......according to the tests BH did, they really improve the heat disapation on our brakes. I'm going to e-mail him and check it out.

[email protected]
Joe Kakubic
The Brake Man
838 - Calle Plano
Camarillo, Ca 93012

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Don, my 04 with the Brembo's does the same, but I think a lot of the dust you see is tire rubber as well. The rim is full of it after a day.
 

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I also have a ton of rear brake dust on both sides of my rear wheel constantly. I have always assumed that it was brake dust anyway.

This is a great topic and a solution would be wonderful since cleaning the left side of the rar wheel SUCKS!

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My 2000 with the Wildwood calipers and stock pads did the same. Got a sintered bronze colored set of pads from Stamford Boss which eliminated the problem. Don't know if they are available for the Brembo units. The only dust I get now is rubber dust from the belt but only after a couple of thousand miles...Joe
 

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Rear Wheel Cleaning

I use a bathroom brush to clean the rear wheel (and front). The long handle and curved brush end can get in everywhere. Of course the best thing is not to create the dust in the first place.

Alan
Dyersburg, TN
 

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I did the same thing Joe did front and rear. No more brake dust .

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I am going to take a ride down to Ducati today and pick up a set of pads for the rear caliper. I'm going to take the HD because roads are just too nasty to run the Boss on (tons of sand). Calling for heavy rain on Saturday so maybe next week I can get the Boss out to check new pads and see how they compare with dust ... I'll keep you all posted.
 

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I got a set of the sintered bronze colored brake pads from the Ducati store. I haven`t put them on yet but I can tell you that DP brakes makes them and they have the ceramic insulators already on them. Their part# is SDB630HH+.
 

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TJzz4 said:
I got a set of the sintered bronze colored brake pads from the Ducati store. I haven`t put them on yet but I can tell you that DP brakes makes them and they have the ceramic insulators already on them. Their part# is SDB630HH+.
Tom

That is EXCELLENT information - THANKS! I went to the Ducati shop nearest me (about 25 miles south). These guys were helpful last year but the kid yesterday once he heard Boss Hoss wanted no part in matching pads :? I was going to go to the next Duc shop but it's about 50 - 60 miles north of me through the mountains ... not warm enough for that kind of ride yet :( I like the fact they have the insulators on the pad already too ... Thanks again, going to order a set and check them out!
 

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Well I made it over to the other Ducati shop and ordered new pads. They are "sport" pads and the description reads "no dust, no fade". I tried the part number you listed Tom but when they brought the pads out (had them in stock) they are NOT the correct pad at least for the calipers I have on my bike (2003 BCH3). The guys in the shopped regonized the pad and wipped out a book with all the brake pads made by DP. The book has a description and a picture of each pad (actual size). They showed me the SDP614HH+ ... PERFECT match but none in stock (they fit older unit Ducati). They ordered a set for me (I'll try rear set first, if much better then I will replace the front two sets) and should be in Sat or Monday at latest. When I get them, install and test them I will post an update.
 

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I put mine on yesterday but haven`t had a chance to try them much. I`ll post as soon as I know more. My bike is an 05 and the ones I posted were a match. What was the difference between the ones I got and yours?
 

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V-man
I put mine on yesterday but haven`t had a chance to try them much. I`ll post as soon as I know more. My bike is an 05 and the ones I posted were a match. What was the difference between the ones I got and yours?
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I guess they changed the calipers between 03 and 05 models. I did not realize that until your post. Here are a couple pics. The first picture shows the pad I need the second shows your. Your pad is a little larger and has TWO mounting pins ... mine smaller with ONE center pin to mount in caliper. BTW my front and rear calipers are same. Are the 05's same from front to rear?

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Thanks Don. My front calipers are the same as yours. Good info on the pads though. The Ducati shop here was no help on the front pads. I`ll use the number you posted and get some for my front brakes. Thanks!
 
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