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TOPIC: Replace your Rear Brake Pads
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Replace your Rear Brake Pads 7 Years, 7 Months ago  
This thread discusses the Content article: Replace your Rear Brake Pads

Sounds like very good advice to replace your rear pads at 30k as mentioned in the article, which by the way is a very well written and documented piece.

Anyway I hit 36k and then heard that familiar metal on metal sound and new I had worn through a pad. Turns out both pads were ground down to the metal.

I picked up some of the EBC HH sintered pads and using the tech article was able to change them out in about two hours. It took me a little longer to get it done because I tried to do it without removing my rear/top exhaust pipe. Once I realized it had to come off the process went a hell of a lot faster.

The pads are very quiet compared to the OEM pads that were on there and as, also, stated in the article the front pads still have plenty of life in them. I guess the dual system up front works out to be about twice the pad life.

Great article and if you are nearing 30k take a peek at your rear pads if they are the originals.
 
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Re:Replace your Rear Brake Pads 7 Years, 7 Months ago  
Replaced the rear pads (and the rotor) earlier this year. Pads weren't problem. What hurt was the cost of the rotor ($150). I learned the hard way not to rely mostly on the rear brakes. Gotta change out the front pads next week and plan on using MS1700's how to. Seems straight forward enough even for a monkey with a wrench.

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Re:Replace your Rear Brake Pads 7 Years, 7 Months ago  
GP they taught us in the Advanced Rider Safety Course to use the rear brake mostly and the front very carefully. The cops that do the awesome riding use the rear brake elusively when doing their so speed maneuvers.
 
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Re:Replace your Rear Brake Pads 7 Years, 7 Months ago  
We have a rear brake???

I have a bad habit of being a 90% front brake guy...been trying to break (no pun intended) myself of the habit lately & use the rear more.

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Re:Replace your Rear Brake Pads 7 Years, 7 Months ago  
I am very heavy on the Front brake as well. I think it comes from motocross where I hardly ever touch the back brake unless I'm trying to put the bike into a slide. I have started to use the back brake a little more on the Roadie just to keep the front end from diving on me but as far as a need to shed speed fast I will always grab the front binders first.
 
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Re:Replace your Rear Brake Pads 7 Years, 7 Months ago  
I'm same.. if I'm stopping, its gearing down and front brake only. I only use my rear for low speed stability and to slip n slide when I feel the need! And good article, easy to ride, detailed, and concise.

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