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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Red face How long do your front brakes last?

I changed my 9R's at like 10,000 miles on the fronts. How long do yours last?

I have like 15k on it now and the rears still look great and probably will for a long time, so let's just talk about the fronts I suppose...




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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 11:29 AM
 
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Around 6k, but it's a heavy bike and I do lots of hills.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 11:37 AM
 
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I changed all my brakes front and rear for the first time when I put on the new rear tire, which was about 3 weeks before I crashed. So 27,000 miles, and they still had a little meat left but starting to get low so I just changed them all with EBC HH.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 06:59 PM
 
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I have over 19,300 miles on my front brakes and they are the originals. I still have about 1/2 left on them..My rears I had to change at 10k I think.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2005, 08:06 PM
 
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2 or 3 race weekends.......

when not racing, just about once a year,, I always like to have fresh front brakes and its a cheap and easy job...
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I changed all my brakes front and rear for the first time when I put on the new rear tire, which was about 3 weeks before I crashed. So 27,000 miles, and they still had a little meat left but starting to get low so I just changed them all with EBC HH.
So where are you in replacing your bike?? are you going to move up to liter bike??
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So where are you in replacing your bike?? are you going to move up to liter bike??
Still waiting on the insurance check to arrive so I can fix mine. I haven't heard anything from them since the dude came out and looked at it, so I called today and she said they were still trying to get a few prices for the parts, and motorcycles take longer than cars, yada yada. But she said it shouldn't be much longer and we'll see what they want to give me. Soon I hope! I'm really missing having my bike to ride, and the gas prices are killer lately so I want my 42 mpg back

When I do move up to a liter bike, it'll be an RC-51!!
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Good deal Jared... keep us updated in your crash thread!




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2 or 3 race weekends.......

when not racing, just about once a year,, I always like to have fresh front brakes and its a cheap and easy job...
I have skated by 4 races on my Carbons Lorrains but they are way below the safe limit now.
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I'm changing mine every year so far. More than 3/4 of my miles are on the track this year so maybe two sets next year.

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I have skated by 4 races on my Carbons Lorrains but they are way below the safe limit now.
my 2 cents is to never let your pads get worn down past 3/4 the original thickness on the track...they may look ok and you may think their ok but when you put a new set on youll realize how much braking your missing....its a cheap fix for running deep into those corners so dont scrimp on brake pads, especially on the track..........
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12,000+ on mine, and it IS time to change. They aren't dangerous or anything, on visual inspection they are plenty thick, but I can feel the mushiness in the lever. Any day now I will be ordering my SS Lines and new pads/fluid . Rotors are in great shape.

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my 2 cents is to never let your pads get worn down past 3/4 the original thickness on the track...they may look ok and you may think their ok but when you put a new set on youll realize how much braking your missing....its a cheap fix for running deep into those corners so dont scrimp on brake pads, especially on the track..........

Yeah you are right, I didnt think they would wear as fast as they did.

A mushy brake lever is about as fun and white lithium grease on your tire.
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