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Offline chamberlincalls

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OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:51:32 pm »
Looking for an online source for the OEM brake pads with the wear indicators. I prefer pads with wear indicators but local dealer wants $80.00 for the rear.  $30 for aftermarket. Hoping there is a cheaper OEM source online, or an aftermarket with the wear indicator. 

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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 03:01:54 am »
I just ordered the genuine OEM pads from Partzilla.  $53.74 for the rears, and $45.10 per pair for the front.

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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 05:02:38 pm »
I did the same.  Fronts only.

I still had enough pad for a few thousand more miles on a few of the pads, but as many have indicated here - once you pull them out of the calipers, you'll notice that they don't all wear evenly for one reason or another.  The biggest being the outer right being incorporated into the rear braking ABS module.

Be guided accordingly.

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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 10:45:38 am »
Most of the time the local shops will match prices if you take a print out for their review. I've had success with everything from OE air filters to OE pads. Most accessories as well...
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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 02:10:31 pm »
Most of the time the local shops will match prices if you take a print out for their review. I've had success with everything from OE air filters to OE pads. Most accessories as well...
Up here in Canada we're not always that lucky, is there a "Partzilla" equivalent for us Canadians?

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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 03:45:12 pm »
Roughly how many miles should I get out of my OEM brake pads?  I do very little city (stop and go) riding.

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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 04:29:59 pm »
Most of the time the local shops will match prices if you take a print out for their review. I've had success with everything from OE air filters to OE pads. Most accessories as well...
Up here in Canada we're not always that lucky, is there a "Partzilla" equivalent for us Canadians?

I don't have anything for you on that. I am sure someone here will though.


Roughly how many miles should I get out of my OEM brake pads?  I do very little city (stop and go) riding.

Riding style will dictate. 54k miles and getting very close to putting 4th set (including originals) up front. Still on 2nd set in rear but will replace with fronts this time. Bike has never had anything other than OE pads on it.
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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 12:12:00 pm »
If memory serves, anywhere from 15-20k miles on the OEM's is pretty common.

But riding style and driving conditions will vary.

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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 12:55:38 pm »
If memory serves, anywhere from 15-20k miles on the OEM's is pretty common.

But riding style and driving conditions will vary.

Riding style/type makes a huge difference. I had 62,000 miles on my last set of pads when I changed them. They were thin but not gone, I just got tired of checking them. EBC's not OEM though.

I do virtually no city riding though.  :motonoises:

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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 09:48:18 pm »
I agree with the OP that the OEM pads have the grooves that show the wear clearly. With solid pads like EBC, it’s harder to judge the wear.
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Re: OEM brake pads with wear indicators
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018, 11:18:30 pm »
I agree with the OP that the OEM pads have the grooves that show the wear clearly. With solid pads like EBC, it’s harder to judge the wear.

Just look at the gap between the pad backing plate and the disc. There is your pad thickness.
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