EBC Double H Brake Pads - FA390HH
Customer Product Reviews
Great aftermarket replacement for OEM.
EBC Double H brake pads are probably the most recommended aftermarket brake pads by DIY servicing riders that I've come across. I typically use my bike exclusively for commuting with the occasional weekend run through the hills. While these pads are great for everyday use I do find them slightly lacking in the wet compared to OEM pads. I found the OEM Honda pads were pretty consistent regardless of weather, but EBC Double H pads just don't have that same bite on first application in the wet as they do in the dry. Overall they are still great pads and you can partly overcome the wet braking issue by braking a little earlier than normal in the wet, or dragging the brakes slightly to disperse the water and warm the pads before harder brake application. Just be sure to allow yourself a little more space in case of emergency braking.
Better than OEM
Having used EBC brake pads for many years I can highly recommend them when looking to replace the originals. I was quoted £240 to supply and fit replacements by my local Honda dealer. As this is an easy DIY job (VFR800 FE) I did it myself and saved £150.
First time buying the FA390HH, only because it's the 1st time I have a vehicle that uses them. I have used EBC Double H Sintered brakes for the last 6 years on my previous Motorcycles and Subaru car before that. Always been very happy with them and notice a significant difference over the stock brake pads the vehicles come with. They have a lot quicker bite and stronger breaking power giving a lot more confidence in stopping in all weather conditions. EBC BRAKES combined with a good set of tyres such as Michelin Road 5 and you are ready for anything.