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Offline Rotty_John

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Rear brake pad wear exessive?
« on: October 28, 2008, 11:09:00 am »
I barely got 8K on last set of pads. I found they were shot when changed my tires. It seemss to me they have to be dragging but my gas milage is good better than 44 mpg. I have owned many bikes but never went through a set of pads so fast!    I posted a message on corcours.org and folks have wide range of milage 7k to 55k. I suspect some of it has to be technique as some people never touch the back brake? I personaly thought I would get at least 20K?    The service manual recommends replacing the dust and fluid seals every other set of pads. So that maybe that's the answer? Ordered a set of seals and new dust boots. Curious if this helps?    Thanks,    John Moretz  COG# 8462
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Offline Greg Habel

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Rear brake pad wear exessive?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 12:41:00 pm »
I replaced mine at about 15k but I agree that riding style (brake use) has lots to do with it.  I use both brakes but I may be using more proportional front brake than someone else.  Add in the road type - twisties (lots of braking) vs slab (little braking).  I too have on my list to replace the seals all around.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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Rear brake pad wear exessive?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 12:49:00 am »
Finally got my new seals. Pulled caliper and piston everything looked real good very clean no scratches. No leaks either. The only unusual thing I found was the dust seal was slightly streched when compaired to new seal? I wonder if it was getting stuck to the piston. Not really sure but the inner pad was showing signs of wearing more than the outer after only 800 miles.     When I took it out for test ride all seems OK. Guess only time will tell if this helps with my wear issue?  John Moretz  COG# 8462
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Rear brake pad wear exessive?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 08:26:00 am »
Rear brake on all my bikes in the past usually last over 20k.  I use it regularly in combination with the front.  Jack  

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Rear brake pad wear exessive?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 03:49:00 pm »
I don't understand how you could get along using only the front brake. That would make for a very foreign riding style to me I think. I've only replaced mine once, front and back and I have no idea how long PO had gone with the ones I inherited, though I've put about 5k on the current ones and they're still going very strong.  
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Rear brake pad wear exessive?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 05:38:00 pm »
Are both pads worn out evenly?  Just a thought. Be wary of saddle bag droop. The right bag can droop enough, touching the caliper and causing premature wear on the outside pad.  
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