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disc brake dust

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by maylar, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. maylar

    maylar VIP MEMBER

    May 13, 2007
    I'm getting black dust on the disc caliper and fork slider on my 74 850 that I never had before. Can this be a consequence of using particular brake pads? I installed EBC pads a couple years ago, never used them before. Does one type of pad make more dust than another?

    It's ugly and hard to clean.
  2. ELLIS


    Jan 6, 2017
    Hy maylar

    I run EBC pads on my Mk3 with ground original discs and i have great brakes and very little dust. But confess to be a constant polisher so never gets time to be dusty.

  3. CanukNortonNut


    Aug 8, 2005
    I use the EBC and Ferodo Platinum Pads and find they work great but like you discovered, they leave a dark dust on the underside of the caliper and backside of the fork slider. I use brake cleaner to get the bulk of the dust off and I like cleaning my bike with S100 Total Cycle Cleaner when I get around to washing my bike. What is important though, is that you have good brakes.

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