Poll: Brake Pad Lifetime in miles - Front Axle

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  • Poll: Brake Pad Lifetime in miles - Front Axle

    I'm curious where you're bike (5th generation 'Wing) falls into this - typically.
    16
    Less than 10,000 miles
    12.50%
    2
    10,000 - 19,999 miles
    25.00%
    4
    20,000 - 29,999 miles
    18.75%
    3
    30,000 - 39,999 miles
    25.00%
    4
    40,000 - 49,999 miles
    18.75%
    3
    50,000 or more miles
    0%
    0
    Last edited by kwthom; 4 weeks ago.
    Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

  • #2
    My riding style says every two front tires (under 10,000 miles)

    I don't liker to run pads to the plates. (They retain heat longer)
    Thicker pads don't hold the heat near as much, or boil the fluid.
    I also run the cooler rotors.
    Can't go fast if'n ya can't stop!!
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    • #3
      I got 22k and haven't replaced them yet

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      • #4
        I hit right at 40k when I heard metal.
        Dave Wyatt
        08 GL1800
        76 CB750A

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        • #5
          I usually get 30K on my pads. I run wave rotors for better stopping power too.
          2001 Goldwing-2013 Ninja 300-1996 Pacific Coast-1994 2003 Super Sherpa
          Life GWRRA & Life AMA member
          Semper Fi

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          • #6
            Was getting 20 to 30K out of my out wing but with this DCT model it seems i am on the brakes a-lot more only have 6000 miles on my bike now have a ways to go yet.
            2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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            • #7
              Just replaced front and rear at 32,000 along with fluid, etc. They were getting down a bit but nothing serious yet.
              Dave - High up in Arizona - 2012/GL1800

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              • #8
                I've replaced them twice on my 2003. Between 43,000 and 45,000 per set.

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                • Rocky
                  Rocky commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Mike.. Slowing down a 1/2 mile from a stop sign is

                  well-- Just wrong.


                  I'm a rebel- I wait until I can read the fine print on the sign.

              • #9
                I replaced my fronts at just under 18,000 miles.. The left set was worn a little more than the right set. I could have maybe swapped pads and got a few more miles. Fairly expensive pads. $ 143 from the dealer and I could have ordered online for $121. I decided to support my dealer.
                2018 White Gold Wing Tour DCT

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                • #10
                  Depends on where one does the majority of their riding.

                  Flat lander.
                  City and urban traffic.
                  Mountain twisties.
                  Static in garage.. oh no !

                  Corventure Dave

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