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Offline Hendo

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Brake Pad Longevity
« on: March 30, 2015, 02:31:01 PM »
How long do people usually get out of a set of brake pads. I know this is like asking how long is a bit of string, as people brake differently, highway kms use nowhere near as much as commuting etc.

The reason I'm asking is that when I had the tyres changed on the weekend I noticed the pads were lower than I expected.
Going through the bikes records I noticed it has only done 10,000 kms since they were changed. I have done approx 2,300 kms of those 10,000 kms and I have been relatively easy on them ( read approx 1700 highway kms).

The pads fitted are Ferodo sintered.

Was the previous owner dragging the brakes all the time?

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Re: Brake Pad Longevity
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 02:38:02 PM »
My OEMs did 25,300 kays.
The first lot of Metalgear Sintered did 30,900.
Oddly, the second set only did 22,000.
Most recent Metalgear Sintered:  26,500.

I'm a bit harder on rear pads than front- more use in cornering, I suppose.


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Re: Brake Pad Longevity
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 05:27:55 PM »
Since your brakes are on par with the 1100A (1996 and newer) at least up until the 2008 1300 I'll add that my first pad change was at around the 75-80,000 mark on both wheels. They were replaced with a cheap aftermarket set which were always a little noisy compared to OEM. I put OEM pads back in after about 20,000 km which were replaced last august year at 165,000 km

The first set had mainly 75% HWY use which might explain it. The third set is more like 50% HWY use and still had plenty of pad left when I swapped them out.
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Re: Brake Pad Longevity
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 05:57:35 PM »
The first set had mainly 75% HWY use which might explain it. The third set is more like 50% HWY use and still had plenty of pad left when I swapped them out.

We might only get one third the mileage out of our brake pads, but I'll still prefer to live in the city, thanks muchly.  :wink1   
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Re: Brake Pad Longevity
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 06:27:20 PM »
The first set had mainly 75% HWY use which might explain it. The third set is more like 50% HWY use and still had plenty of pad left when I swapped them out.

We might only get one third the mileage out of our brake pads, but I'll still prefer to live in the city, thanks muchly.  :wink1
Even when I'm back in the city I tend to still use mainly engine braking and use the brakes when needed........
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Re: Brake Pad Longevity
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 09:20:40 PM »
Even when I'm back in the city I tend to still use mainly engine braking and use the brakes when needed........

Nah.  I go flat chat from red light to red light.     :grin
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Re: Brake Pad Longevity
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 09:38:31 PM »
I've heard that, you young Hoon! . .
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Re: Brake Pad Longevity
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 09:10:56 AM »
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