Well the pads are well run in and had a good ride on the weekend through some great roads north of melbourne where all the bush fires were the other year. I am totally rapped with the improvement the EBC HH pads are great as they never seem not to alter hot, cold they react the same.
The caliper allows really good feel i suppose the force at the lever is reduced due to the pressure acting over a 50% increase in area. I have wanted to improve the braking but have been loathe to spend the big bucks of some of the alternatives. The riding i do is generally fairly hard on the brakes so the two additions work well. To anyone who doesnt want to go the whole hog have a think about the EBC HH pads, sure there are plenty who have noticed the improvement.
These are the photos of the finished guard. The allen bolts are the same as the ones in the top of the guard/brace and used to fit the grab rail etc just shortened a bit. I put a black rubber washer underneath to stop the paint getting scratched.
The piece of rubber you can see attached is not a permanent fixture i just hook it on to the sump guard to stop all the gravel sparying on to the engine, i dump it in the bushes when i get to the bitumen.
I did think about painting the caliper black but was to busy fitting and trialing not much of a job to remove and paint. That means it will stay as it is!
So all that is needed is:
1/caliper (may well need a clean), i didnt replace the piston seals.
2/ Bottle of DOT 4 Fluid
3/tube to bleed.
4/set of new pads.
If you have a bonnie and want to keep your guard and want to do the method i chose:
1/drill bit the size of the original holes
2/2 allen bolts