Pope "papa" of the VTXOA
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: St Charles, IL.
They push the pads away from the rotor to keep them cooler and to keep them from rattling. Yes, they are needed. Why didn't they come with the pads? EBC is a cheap aftermarket pads supplier and adding new clips would be more machines to make them. For brakes, always go Honda they are the best in power and less dust than those EBC
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Last edited by Chicago-Spike; 08-30-2019 at 08:08 AM.