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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Abbotsford, B.C. Canada
Whats with NOT using the front brakes? They're 85% of your braking power. Must be riding awful slow.....LOL
I got 2 years and 2500 KM on my original stock pads, they're now down to about 50%. I ride in extremely silty Fraser River water and mud most of the time, but I wash it every time, making sure to give the rotors and calipers a good bath.
I think the manufacturers just buy shiteloads of parts like these...from whomever at the lowest price. And from year to year, model to model, who knows....some might be made in China or Taiwan.
Had a brand new '06 Grizzly that ate the front pads in one month, rear wasn't far behind, riding in the same conditions. Go figger....
I just got new pads for my BF 750 off ebay, cheap, don't need 'em yet but I'll let ya know how they work out.
Brake pads are a normal wear item, as I found out with the Grizz....but a caliper problem is another story. Don't back down, if your dealer won't make you happy, find another dealer.
If your're low on brake fluid and can't find a leak, for starters just replace the pads....the caliper piston is likely overly extended on the right side because there's no pad left. And if left that way you WILL have a caliper problem.
'05 BF 750 Camo
'07 A-Arms w/Kujo bushings