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Brake Pads for Harley Davidson Touring – Buyer’s Guide!

An essential component in road safety are brake pads, these small parts are easy to overlook, but without them, you just cannot stop safely.

There are four types of brake pad material to choose from:
Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
These pads are made from steel wool, wire, copper or other metallic compounds and contain anywhere between 30% to 65% metal to the resin. These are not efficient in cold weather although very durable, do wear out the brake rotor due to the levels of harder than steel metals in the mix.
Organic Non-Asbestos (NAO)
These pads are made from organic substances, including fiber, glass, rubber, and Kevlar. The material is softer than other types, quieter in performance but creates a lot of dust. These are also the least expensive and are usually stock (OEM) items.
Low-Metallic NAO
These are Organic with additional metal content; they usually contain small amounts of copper or steel that aids in thermal transfer. They are better than Organic NAO, but they produce the most dust and noise of the pad types.
Ceramic Brake Pads
These pads are made from ceramic fibers with other filler materials. These are the most expensive of the lot, they are cleaner and quiet, and perform the best with least wear to the rotor.

In this article, I present you with two types of brake pads for your Harley Davidson touring models, these are organic and ceramic. In fact, it is rare you will find the other types used on bikes, the metallic and semi-metallic are usually automotive pads for trucks and large vehicles.

List of Top-Rated Brake Pads for Harley Davidson Touring Comparison Table:

Product ImageProduct NameYearModelMore Information
1. EBC Brakes EBPCK1029 Complete Semi-Sintered V-Pads Brake Pad Change KitEBC Brakes EBPCK1029 Complete Semi-Sintered V-Pads2000-2007Check Item for full listMore Information
2. EBC Brakes EBPCK2030 Front Semi-Sintered V-Pads Brake Pad Change KitEBC Brakes EBPCK2030 Front Semi-Sintered V-Pads2000-2007Check Item for full listMore Information
3. Sixity Front + Rear Ceramic Brake Pads 2000-2003 Harley Davidson XL883C Sportster 883 Custom Set Full Kit CompleteSixity Front + Rear Ceramic Brake Pads 2000-2003 Harley Davidson XL883C Sportster 8832000-2003XL883C Sportster 883More Information
4. Sixity Front Ceramic Brake Pads 2000-2006 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Set Full Kit CompleteSixity Front Ceramic Brake Pads 2000-2006 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra2000-2006FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra ClassicMore Information
5. Sixity Front Ceramic Brake Pads 2004-2010 Harley Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom Set Full Kit CompleteSixity Front Ceramic Brake Pads 2004-2010 Harley Davidson XL1200C Sportster 12002004-2010XL1200C Sportster 1200More Information

The Best Brake Pads for Harley Davidson Touring Reviews & Buyer’s Guide:

1. EBC Brakes EBPCK1029 Complete Semi-Sintered V-Pads Brake Pad Change Kit

This model of Semi-Sintered V-Pads is an organic blended Semi-Sintered material that is dyno tested for performance. The organic material produces low dust levels, so you maintain that keen shine and polish to your chrome externals.

This specific model is engineered for the heavy cruiser/street applications and is a perfect upgrade to your factory or previous pads.

Fitment

FLHRi/FLHR Road King 2000-2007

FLHRCi Road King Classic 2000-2007

FLHRS/FLHRSi Road King Custom 2004-2007

Recommendations

This is a model-specific pad and delivers excellent performance at an extremely attractive price.

This is another model of Semi-Sintered V-Pads that have an organic blended Semi-Sintered material which is dyno tested for performance. As an organic, you get a wonderful cool result, and the low dust formulation maintains your wheelbase clean and shiny.

This model is also engineered for the heavy cruiser/street applications and is a perfect upgrade to your factory or previous pads.

Features

  • FLHT/FLHTi Electra Glide Standard 2000-2007
  • FLHTC/FLHTCi Electra Glide Classic 2004-2007
  • FLHTCU-I Electra Glide Ultra Classic 2000-2007.

Recommendations

Another fine budget-friendly organic brake pad for a specific application.

3. Sixity Front + Rear Ceramic Brake Pads 2000-2003 Harley Davidson XL883C Sportster 883 Custom Set Full Kit Complete

Sixity is a popular brand and a leading manufacturer of brake pads for Harley Davidson models they have an extensive range of bespoke pads focusing on very specific model ranges and lines.

These are ceramic brake pads, as such, they come with exceptional endurance, longevity and stopping power. The ceramic composite material uses ceramic fibers and non-ferrous metal filaments that are bonded in extremely high pressures and high temperature.

These pads are highly heat-resistant and durable, and the polymeric binders reduce thermal-pad decomposition while the ceramic fibers deliver out-gassing performance contributing to high-temperature brake fade.

The non-ferrous metal filament matrix is engineered to contain a high thermal mass with ideal thermal conductivity. This conducts the constantly accumulating energy away from the pad-rotor.

This model comes with an extremely quiet, vibration-damping braking composite that significantly reduces noise and vibration.

These ceramic composite brake pads deliver excellent cold-morning starts with no warm-up required, and maintain an extend pad life that outlives Kevlar and organic pads. They are also low dust since the compound does not contain iron or steel particles, you maintain a safe brake rotor integrity and keep the chrome finish untouched and shiny.

Fitment

2000-2003 Harley Davidson XL883C Sportster 883

Recommendations

It doesn’t get better than a Sixity brake pad for a Harley Davidson. With a Sixity in the Front and a Sixity in the back on your 2000-2003 Harley Davidson XL883C Sportster 883, what more could you want? Nothing, this is the best there is, and you get that excellent stopping power, don’t settle for anything else.

4. Sixity Front Ceramic Brake Pads 2000-2006 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Set Full Kit Complete

Sixity is a popular brand and a leading manufacturer of brake pads for Harley Davidson models they have an extensive range of bespoke pads focusing on very specific model ranges and lines.

This is another ceramic brake pad set, and they come with the usual exceptional endurance, longevity and stopping power. The ceramic composite material is the same in all models and uses ceramic fibers and non-ferrous metal filaments that are bonded in extremely high pressures and high temperature. The composite material is extremely quiet, vibration-damping braking composite that significantly reduces noise and vibration.

As with all Sixity models, these pads are highly heat-resistant and durable, and the polymeric binders reduce thermal-pad decomposition while the ceramic fibers deliver out-gassing performance contributing to high-temperature brake fade.

When riding a 2000-2006 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide with this pad, you will enjoy the non-ferrous metal filament matrix that is engineered to contain a high thermal mass with ideal thermal conductivity this conducts the constantly accumulating energy away from the pad-rotor.

These ceramic composite brake pads also deliver excellent cold-morning starts with no warm-up required. The materials used to maintain and extend the pad life to outperform Kevlar and organic pads. They are also low dust since the compound does not contain iron or steel particles, you maintain a safe brake rotor integrity and keep the chrome finish untouched and shiny.

Features

  • 2000-2006 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide

Recommendations

A Sixity in the front for your 2000-2006 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide will give you exceptional control of all aspects of your ride. Don’t settle for anything less (else).

5. Sixity Front Ceramic Brake Pads 2004-2010 Harley Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom Set Full Kit Complete

This is another Sixity, and yes, I will state for the third time, this is a popular brand and a leading manufacturer of brake pads for Harley Davidson models they have an extensive range of bespoke pads focusing on very specific model ranges and lines.

Since this is a Sixity model, the materials used are identical to each other, and the only difference is in dimension and structure of the design to fit specific models and lines of the Harley Davidson brand.

So, obviously, these are ceramic brake pads, that have exceptional endurance, longevity and stopping power. The ceramic composite material uses ceramic fibers and non-ferrous metal filaments that are bonded in extremely high pressures and high temperature.

The non-ferrous metal filament matrix is engineered to contain a high thermal mass with ideal thermal conductivity. This conducts the constantly accumulating energy away from the pad-rotor. So, what you get is highly heat-resistant, and durable.

The polymeric binders reduce thermal-pad decomposition while the ceramic fibers deliver out-gassing performance contributing to high-temperature brake fade. As such, the overall construct delivers an extremely quiet, vibration-damping performance that reduces noise and vibration.

These ceramic composite brake pads are also great for cold-morning starts that don’t need warm-ups. The materials maintain an extended pad life which outlives Kevlar and organic pads. The low dust compound does not contain iron or steel particles, so you retain a safe brake rotor surface and keep the chrome finish untouched and shiny.

Features

  • 2004-2010 Harley Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200

Recommendations

All 2004-2010 Harley Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 models will perform better with these Sixity pads on them, and it would be a crime to have any other pad in place.

 

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