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post #11 of 13 Old 05-29-2008, 07:34 AM
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mud and heavy dirt kills them. I replace my pads every year. just replaced my rotors with EBC rotors I run EBC pads also. plus I installed stainless steel briaded brake lines two years ago. the feel is so much better then stock and it can handle the larger 30" tires.

if you dont mud that much and wash your machine good. they should last you for some time. I get about 1000 miles out of a set of pads buts thats from stopping more wt. and because I go throw mud and ride on very dusty roads and heavy loose dirt.

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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.

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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.
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lol, where i am i have mostly woods so the engine brake is all i need in the woods along with rear brake. when i went to use the front brakes they done so good it almost threw me off the front, so i figured i would save those for the flat rides, but guess not..LOL..i will give the brake pads a shot and see what happens. hopefully, a new set will fix it.

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