Well, thanks for the input. I swapped the oem for EBC pads today. Holy Shitballs is changing pads on this bike a pain in the ass. You don't even have to take the calipers off to swap pads on my KTM. This one...my god.
I run EBC HH pads on all my other bikes and don't find them to be grabby. But I still have stock pads in my Multi (haven't worn out yet) and its front brakes are more substantial than either of my other bikes. I look forward to your assessment of the EBC pads on a Multi.
Here's my report. I installed EBC HH pads front(FA447HH) and rear (FA181HH). As compared to the stock brembo pads, they have a much more linear grab with a slightly more aggressive initial application and feel.
Stock pads have a softer initial grab with more of an exponential feel.
For 1/5th the cost of OEM pads, I'd say the EBC are probably worth a try. MAKE SURE YOU FULLY COMPRESS THE CALIPER PISTONS BEFORE REMOVING/REPLACING THE CALIPER. Alternatively, just remove the front wheel.
I use EBC pads on most of my bikes, HH. My S4RS front brakes felt grabby to me when I bought it, too much initial bite for me. I switched to EBC ceramic pads , FF . A little less initial bite, more linear response to lever pressure. I was happy.
I have been a loyal user of the EBC HH pads. I switched to them first on my Harley. Nothing seems to stop that overweight pig better than those. As many of us know, the rear brake on the multi is crap at best. Would I spend the money to put OEM pads on the rear? No, it would be like putting lipstick on a pig.
All of my other bikes have fared very well on the EBC HH. As a result, I am hesitant to even try another brand / type.I think you made the right choice.
I just switched from Ferodo Platinum to EBC HH on the front of my SuperGlide because I’m in city traffic a lot more now. Already had EBC HH on the rear. It was a noticeable improvement. Heavy bike, lots of stop and go, single caliper from brake. The Ferodo Platinum was an upgrade from stock but the EBC HH is better, plus a thicker pad when new.
Stainless lines are always an improvement too.
Bike (2016 PP) still in pieces but I just installed the EBC HH. Don't know how I did it but I ordered the wrong rear pads, must have looked at part numbers for a different year or something. Out of all the bikes I had, these front pads were the hardest to change. Hopefully sort out the rear brake problems with this $100 bottle of Castrol fluid.
5k miles on original pads and maybe 1/2 the pads were gone. Replaced because it's winter, my bike is in my living room in pieces and I am super bored lol