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Check out the technical white papers on the StopTech web site for some great information about breaking in braking systems.

The bed-in (burnishing) procedure that comes with my Hawk brake pads describes the following procedure:

1) seal the brake ducts if possible
2) at medium speed (30-45 MPH) slowly engage brakes 6 to 8 times without coming to a stop. DO NOT drag the brakes.
3) increase speed and brake hard from 50-60 MPH to nearly zero, but do not stop completely. Repeat 6 to 8 times. If you are forced to stop (caught by red light), don't hold your foot on the brake since you don't want the hot pad to be in hard contact with the rotor in one spot.
4) let the brakes cool for a minimum of 15 minutes.

You can also follow the instructions in your owner's manual:
Avoid making hard stops for the first
200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time
your new brake linings aren’t yet broken
in. Hard stops with new linings can mean
premature wear and earlier replacement.
Follow this breaking-in guideline every
time you get new brake linings.
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