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Looking to get oem rear brake pads. I've read that aftermarket may be to hard on the rotors. I do not track, so probably do not need anything more than original. Could be wrong though
Part number on diagram from kawasaki is 43082-0111
which is 63 dollars.

I'm finding other pads for half the price that are oem that have the same first 5 digits but after the dash, the last 4 numbers are different.

what do that last 4 mean?
The one on ebay that has different last 4, says it fits 09-12

Kawasaki Ninja zx6r ZX 6R ZX 6 600 Racing Rear Brake Pads 43082 1220 Co | eBay

2012 Kawasaki NINJA ZX-6R (ZX600RCF) Rear Brake | Babbitts Kawasaki Parts House
 

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I'm in the same boat as you Scooby. I'm looking for regular old OEM replacements and having trouble locating them. I don't need all that sintered stuff eating up my rotors at my pace. I'm sure someone will come along and answer.


The rear brake is pretty important, that's why they put it there. Now some of you might just use the fronts and never touch the rear, but there are some people that actually use both brakes as they were intended.
 

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The last 4 numbers would indicate it's a different part # but sometimes that could be something as minor as just a color change. It's a tricky thing dealing with part numbers. I just went through this with a chain and turned out the different last 4 numbers actually meant 2 less links on the chain and it didn't fit my triumph.

I agree with Ebster. Unless your MotoGPing at the track, you should not be putting significant use or wear on your rear brakes. Even if you bought performance pads, I would think you would still run through front rotors quicker than the rears.

But like 40 said, to each their own. Hehe
 

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OEM pads are about as close as you can get to the EBC non HH.......... pretty sure they are non HH ebc's just made by ebc for the oems and then labeled for the oems with a kawi stamping/Honda stamping/Yamaha stamping etc... The oems, definitely are not making their own brake pads, and while I have not dug into since the 80's....EBC used to make all the oem pads for all 4 japanese manufacturers-----I find it likely they still do

$25 for a set of non HH EBC's....definitely not too hard on the brake rotor and definitely still too much brake bite for a sportbike rear that only the softest of touch will not lock it up if you are using the front at all.

to answer the OP original question

first series of digits indicates what the part is (43082--- brake pads)
the last series of numbers indicates its fitment- more specifically.....ie 93-12 ZX6r, Ninja650R, zx9r, etc.... etc...

so if the last digits are different than what your model calls for (unless the p/n has been superceded) then no you cannot just grab something with a different last series of numbers and expect them to fit......... as noted below- there are exceptions


07-12 rears... EBC # FA192..................or oem number is 43082-0111

(with the exception of the 09R9FA model) which takes a 43082-0068 rear pad........with the only difference between this pad and the above listed pad- pad thickness .160" vs .200"........off hand this may be the ABS model?

EBC's are $31.xx at full boat retail, the oems are $63.xx at full boat retail
 

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R&B typed up faster than I did...

So there you go
 

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How much do you really use the rear brake anyway?

Additionally, even the shittiest pads can still lock up the rear wheel with ease.

IMO, just get whatever is cheapest. It's the front brakes that are most important anyway, regardless of whether you are riding track or street.
It's not just whether or not the pads can lock up the rear wheel, it's whether or not the pads provide the feedback so you can feel what it's doing and not lock up the rear wheel. I found that the EBC HH provide better feedback than the non HH pads. I use both my front and rear brakes all the time!

I'm in the same boat as you Scooby. I'm looking for regular old OEM replacements and having trouble locating them. I don't need all that sintered stuff eating up my rotors at my pace. I'm sure someone will come along and answer.

The rear brake is pretty important, that's why they put it there. Now some of you might just use the fronts and never touch the rear, but there are some people that actually use both brakes as they were intended.
Sintered pads won't eat up the OP's rotors. On 2009+ ZX-6R's, the OEM pads are sintered HH pads. So replace them with whatever sintered HH pads you prefer.
 

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It's not just whether or not the pads can lock up the rear wheel, it's whether or not the pads provide the feedback so you can feel what it's doing and not lock up the rear wheel. I found that the EBC HH provide better feedback than the non HH pads. I use both my front and rear brakes all the time!



Sintered pads won't eat up the OP's rotors. On 2009+ ZX-6R's, the OEM pads are sintered HH pads. So replace them with whatever sintered HH pads you prefer.
Just for a little clarification...

Non HH pads still have sintered bronze in them, just not as much as HH

oem pads do indeed have sintered bronze in them, and I am pretty certain it is the same amount as non HH (it used to be anyways)

HH do have more sintered bronze in them than non HH EBC pads

there are numerous other pads out there that also can have sintered bronze, or Kevlar or are all organic etc.... And many of them offer good feel, bite and work great hot/cold, wet/dry etc.....
I simply used the EBC comparison since they atleast used to make the oem pads..... and as noted- likely still do.

SO picking pads is kind of like picking oil IMO
 

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To me, it looks like the OP's initial concern is chewing up rotors. I am not sure where he read that so I just wanted to reiterate what Strider said and state that should not be a concern. Since that is clear, the OP can then pick whatever pad he feels appropriate unless he wants suggestions on that.
 
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