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I've never gotten the hh ones because of the extra cost and quicker wear however I actually found some that are cheaper than the standard EBC pads. My local dealer sells EBC FA231 pads for $39.99 plus 9.25% sales tax. Found EBC FA231 HH on ebay for 22.90 + 4.95 S&H no sales tax. It's less expensive initially but how much quicker do they wear out? Love to hear feedback from anyone that's used them.

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I won some last year from a forum member that worked for EBC and put them on my Meanie (although I really didn't need to change out the pads... but they were free!). I can say that they'll stop my Meanie pretty durn quick! I've only had them on about a year, but they don't look/feel like they're wearing down any quicker than standard pads. <-- mostly city driving and a few weekend trips into the hills per month.

The only "strange" thing I've noticed is that while the fronts grip like crazy, the rear seems harder to lock up. Not that it's a bad thing, or it takes longer to stop, it just seems that it'll stop better without feeling like the rear's gonna break loose.
 

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That is all I used on my ZX-12R and never had an issue. I changed the pads twice in 22k miles but they were not worn out when I changed them. Once was since it was being inspected and needed a new front and rear tire, I figured while it was off just change the pads out since they were going to need it soon, and the second time was because I acidently got brake fluid all over them changing out the brake lines (went to SS).
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I use the heck out of my brakes and go through them quickly.
 

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I installed them on my V2K 2 years ago and the initial bite is so much better. I'll be putting them on my girlfriend's 900 asap. Where did you see that very low price?
 

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I installed them on my V2K 2 years ago and the initial bite is so much better. I'll be putting them on my girlfriend's 900 asap. Where did you see that very low price?
I was mad that the local dealer was charging so much so I looked on ebay and found these.

the double-h rear brakes($22 + 5.95 shipping, no tax)
eBay Motors: FA231 EBC Front Rear brake pads Vulcan Boulevard M109R (item 370174833682 end time Apr-23-09 10:47:26 PDT)

and the front brakes ($22.95 no tax no shipping)
eBay Motors: EBC Motorcycle Brake Pads FA 229 (item 280331403894 end time Apr-20-09 10:39:06 PDT)

Saved lots of money compared to $39.95 plus $3.66 tax = $43.65
 

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I was mad that the local dealer was charging so much so I looked on ebay and found these.

the double-h rear brakes($22 + 5.95 shipping, no tax)
eBay Motors: EBC Motorcycle Brake Pads FA 229 (item 280331403894 end time Apr-20-09 10:39:06 PDT)

and these the front brakes ($22.95 no tax no shipping)
eBay Motors: EBC Motorcycle Brake Pads FA 229 (item 280331403894 end time Apr-20-09 10:39:06 PDT)

Saved lots of money compared to $39.95 plus $3.66 tax = $43.65
Aren't the rears FA-231HH and the fronts FA-229HH?
 
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