SAITO BRAKE-PADS SINTER
Manufacturer details: SAITO
Maintaining your motorcycle can actually be fun!
OEM spare parts? All well and good, but usually very expensive. The Japanese brand saito offers some highly attractive alternatives for wearing parts and accessories. How does that work? High-quality products are purchased from leading manufacturers around the world at the best possible terms and offered at low-cost prices under the brand name saito. Our customers benefit from this. Quality at a bargain price, because fun does not have to cost a fortune.
Professional technical expertise is essential to fit this article. We therefore urge you to have it installed by a motorcycle workshop!
German type approval ("ABE)" allows the accessory concerned to be used on the vehicle models listed in the test report. Here it is the type abbreviation and not the maker's designation that is important for identifying the vehicle. The test report must be kept with the vehicle and shown on request if you are stopped at a roadside check or at the regular safety inspection at the TÜV test centre.
Accessories with ABE type approval do not have to be entered in the vehicle registration documents. To avoid always having to always take the test report with you, you can have a relevant entry made by TÜV (subject to a charge).
If you wish to use an accessory on a vehicle not listed in the type approval, TÜV inspection is necessary. Although ABE type approval confirms the proper installation and safety of the product, it is the inspector who has to decide according to his technical expertise whether it is suitable for use on the vehicle.
SAITO BRAKE-PADS SINTER
If you often ride your bike at high speed and makes heavy demands on your brakes, then it's a good idea to install saito sintered metal brake pads in OEM quality. They are high-performance brake pads made by a brand manufacturer with a worldwide reputation. And they're available exclusively from Louis. Similar sintered brake pads are used by motorcycle race teams.
- High braking efficiency
- Extreme temperature resistance
- Short bedding-in time
- Optimal friction coefficient and deceleration
- Outstanding wet braking
- Minimal brake disc wear
- Made in the EU
Naturally with type approval for Germany. You will find the KBA (German Motor Transport Authority) number on the back of the brake pad.
The exact dimensions of the saito brake pads are given in the "Documents" section.
The price is stated per set for one brake disc.
Be sure to watch the Louis Video *How to change brake pads*. Our tips and tricks make it a very simple job!
To prevent your new brake pads from squealing, ceramic paste is used for sintered brake pads and vehicles with ABS Always make sure that no paste comes into contact with the pad(s)! A more effective and cleaner alternative to copper or ceramic paste is anti-squeal film (Order no. 10004371), which you stick to the reverse of the brake pad. It is suitable for braking systems with or without ABS and for both sintered and organic pads.
Follow the safety instructions printed on the packaging and the motorcycle manufacturer's specifications. Installing incompatible brake pads may cause serious damage to your motorcycle. You should have your new brake pads installed by a professional if you do not have the necessary knowledge for the job.
Please note: Sintered metal brake pads can be used with all steel brake discs. If your bike has cast iron brake discs, you should follow the manufacturer's instructions and the TÜV test certificate or type approval.
Good to know:
Sintering is a special production process, in which up to 15 different metals in powder form are compacted by applying heat (up to 1000°C) and pressure. The result is a very strong pad and a virtually inseparable bond to the backing plate.
List of compatible motorcycles:
YAMAHA XV 1100 VIRAGO (3LP)
YAMAHA XJ 600 S/N DIVERSION (4BR)
YAMAHA XJ 600 S/N DIVERSION (4EB)
YAMAHA XJ 900 S DIVERSION (4KM)
YAMAHA XJ 600 S/N DIVERSION (4LX)
YAMAHA XV 535/S/DX VIRAGO (4MC)
YAMAHA XV 750 VIRAGO (4PW)
YAMAHA XVS 650 DRAG STAR (4VR/4XR)
YAMAHA T-MAX 500 (XP500) (5GJ1)
YAMAHA YP 400 MAJESTY (SH054)
YAMAHA XVS 650 DRAG STAR CLASSIC (VM02/3/4)
YAMAHA XVS 950 A MIDNIGHT STAR (VN02)
YAMAHA XV 1600 WILD STAR (VP08)
Test reportsIssue 5-2017
In its 5-2017 issue, "Motorrad News" magazine tested eight brake pads on the Kawasaki Z650. Saito Sintered Metal Brake Pads were awarded the only BEST BUY in the test. The following features were given special mention:
- Smooth response
- Good controllability of braking force
- Moderate hand force
- Minimal fade
- Very short braking distance
- Extremely good priceIssue 26-2005
What "MOTORRAD" magazine said (test on the Suzuki GSF 650 Bandit):
Good control, good fading resistance
Verdict: "...at a price that cannot be beaten by the competition". "...eminently adequate for everyday use with the Bandit.