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Front Brake pad Suggestions..........

I Need new front pads on the 03 Tuono. I do a couple track days a year most of the time I commute to work on her. I want to upgrade a bit with out dropping a mint. Should I even upgrade these pads have lasted almost 28k miles. I am thinking about getting better track performance with out giving up much longevity. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Just installed EBC HH pads on my 05 Tuono Factory. Had them on my previous bike and immediate impressions are favorable. I had a nasty squeal from the OEMs from about 1K miles to when I changed them at 10K. Nice and quiet now with a good confidence-inspiring progressive feel.

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