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Vesrah xx pads

Just added the vesrah xx brake pads on my R6 and wanted to give a quick review for those needing new pads.

1st-I was on their JL pads which I had no issues with and performed well
2nd-my bike is an 03 model
3rd-it's a track only bike

Break in: I scrubbed them in but nothing to significant. Few laps dragging the pad at Road America and progressively became more aggressive.

Performance when heated: Excellent performance. Initial bite is strong and does not fade. If you arent smooth you'll feel it and I even locked the wheel once rolling into T5 unintentionally. Warm up time was very fast.

Cost: a tick pricey at 200 for the set, but you do pay for performance

Recommendation: at this time I would certainly recommend them for a serious track rider looking to get that braking edge. For the rider who does a few days per year I wouldn't. I will report back at the end of the season and let you know how they wear and behave over time

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 04:34 PM
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interesting...i've been using the srjl's since 08. (those are $150 bucks) i'm always
lookin to try new stuff. do u think they're that much better?

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interesting...i've been using the srjl's since 08. (those are $150 bucks) i'm always
lookin to try new stuff. do u think they're that much better?
at this time I would say yes, but I got a LOT of use out of my jl's. I don't know how they (the xx's) will be over time. If I can get 2 seasons out of these pads I'd be happy. Keep in mind I don't ride as much as the normal track junky. I hardly ever get a chance to get on track before lunch and sometimes I only can manage 2 sessions due to job responsibilities.

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you say they work well when hot, do they need the heat to work well? or do they work well early on when they are still cold

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you say they work well when hot, do they need the heat to work well? or do they work well early on when they are still cold
Cold performance wasn't an issue, but I never push cold brakes. I even drag the front brake the first lap to generate heat. By the second lap the brakes were performing well.

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I've had these pads on all year (9 trackdays) and they have no noticeable wear, they still look brand new (3 of those days were road america by the way). As Nick said, they perform great even cold, never even think about my brake pads anymore, they are expensive, but they should last a long long time.

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I've had these pads on all year (9 trackdays) and they have no noticeable wear, they still look brand new (3 of those days were road america by the way). As Nick said, they perform great even cold, never even think about my brake pads anymore, they are expensive, but they should last a long long time.
thats good news about wear. I was a little worried they would be like a soft compound tire and I'd eat threw them in no time

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are these the super thick mama jamas with a bronze colored backing plate? if so, i've heard good things as well.

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thats good news about wear. I was a little worried they would be like a soft compound tire and I'd eat threw them in no time
Blume says they ran an entire season of trackdays, all midwest CCS races, and some AMA superbike rounds and the pads still had plenty of life left in them. How's that for wearing like iron? That's a LOT of use.

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what do they do to the rotors though... something has to wear right? choose the pad or the rotor

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