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Just curious to see what people are using, i just brought my bike in for the recall part and they said i needed new brake pads, so i wanted to see what was recommended.
 

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how many miles did you get outta the stockers
 

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how many miles did you get outta the stockers
I'm just over 4,500... the mechanic said they are almost gone

Yup, and if you really want some bite
try the EXP's.
I have all EBC's on sale.
on sale? sounds good, i'll be hitting you up for a pair

just curious, which pads are meant for the 09? on your site, every time i click the 09/10 parts, it says coming soon. also what are my options?
thanks
 

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I'm just over 4,500... the mechanic said they are almost gone



on sale? sounds good, i'll be hitting you up for a pair

just curious, which pads are meant for the 09? on your site, every time i click the 09/10 parts, it says coming soon. also what are my options?
thanks
that seems pretty low... could you snap a pic of what's left in the calipers...
 

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whoa, i've got 11,500 on mine with some left.....i use mostly front brake.
5500 here and mine are brand new with some moderate twisty riding and brake use
 

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holy moly... i'm going on 13k soon with still stock pads!

heavy twisties at that!! I use a lot of engine braking though.
 

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You might want to check those yourself, its hard to believe that you need new pads after that few miles.
i did take a quick look at them, compared to the front ones and they are running pretty low. after riding today, i did figure i use the back brake almost all of the time as oppose to the front. i'm placing an order tonight, once i change them out, i'll get a pic up.. i'm assuming most people use the front brake?
 

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The front brake gives you the most grip without locking up your tire. And more than 60% of your braking should be done with your front brakes. It's a little safer that way. Hence the two calipers in the front.
 

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wait this is the rear brake??? are you dragging the brake... On all the bikes i've owned the fronts are usually trashed LONG before the rears, and almost always use both brakes.

and Ziggy is right most braking is done by the front brakes, something more like 80% front 20% rear... always braking on the rear is not the safest technique to learn.
 

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what avenger said: yep, front brakes provide 75-80% stopping power. as i mentioned earlier, i use the front brake more often, along with modest engine braking. i try to stay off the rear brakes as much as possible unless there's urgency to stop, then i'll apply both simultaneously.
 

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I think the dealer is bending you over :ripped: . You bring your bike in for a free recall fix and they say you need new break pads at only 4,500 miles, typical dealer :jerkit:
 

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wait this is the rear brake??? are you dragging the brake... On all the bikes i've owned the fronts are usually trashed LONG before the rears, and almost always use both brakes.

and Ziggy is right most braking is done by the front brakes, something more like 80% front 20% rear... always braking on the rear is not the safest technique to learn.
i did learn at msf that front does provide the greatest braking, but i guess i just brake early enough that i usually use the rear brake. .
 
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