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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Milage and Brake Pad Replacement--???

I was just wondering at what milage do most need to replace their brake pads, front or rear...???? I know riding styles and practices have a big bearing on brake usage and wear...
I would like to do a poll but I don't know how...lol...
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I am close to 24k and just purchased a new set of rears going to do the install today.

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I always go by how they look, sound and feel. I just ignore the mileage. Bikes are nice because the front disc (which do alot more stopping than the rear) can be seen without even trying really. I'll usually change the rears every other time I change the fronts even if they look and seem to work ok. Or I'll change them sooner if something makes me think they need it.
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I think that I'll have to change both sets this spring. The sad part is that my bike only has 4200 miles or so on it. I can't understand how they got that worn, that quickly given that I was told that PO left the bike sitting in his garage and rarely rode it (it was allegedly his wife's bike).

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Hmmm, does sound a bit premature, mine has 15K+ and I see no indication it will need new pads anyway soon... Maybe his wife was a bit skiddish and rode the brakes or something... Being an 03 it seems like the right milage for a bike that is not really used that stout... A lot of people are just hard on brakes, with cars, or bikes they don't let off the gas till it's time to apply the brakes pretty hard...lol...
Then others let off, gear down etc., and brakes seem to last forever...
Drivers, and riders make a world of difference in brake wear...
I'll bet when you put new pads on you'll get waaay better milage out of the new ones...
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