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As per thread title . . . Rear Pads, just wondering roughly what sort of distance are owners getting

I know it all depends on one's riding style and the quality of the pads but I am interested to see if the distance I am getting is comparable or not

95% of my riding is done with my Partner as pillion and reasonable high speed (above 4500 revs)

The last set just ran to the metal @ 13,000 k's

Is that long or short of the usual ??

    

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just a question mate

was the inner pad worn more than the outer

it seems to me that there tends to be some drag on the inner (non return of the piston ) fairly commonly occurrence onthe k

but for me over 60,000 I guess its riding style ...but in addition mainly single up so that might make a huge difference
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What Charlie said !

I've over 26k miles that's over 41k kms and they'll do another 10k miles easily.


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I did about 60K on the K100 and put pads in when I got it and never replaced them and 35K so far on the red rocket. I also use the rear brake as my primary brake, I would consider that 13K under any circumstances is exceptionaly low Ks for a set of pads and needs to be investigated.


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RicK G wrote:I would consider that 13K under any circumstances is exceptionaly low Ks for a set of pads and needs to be investigated.
I agree. They were from a "cheap" sort of dealer here. That might explain part of it

To Charlie . . .no. They were both evenly worn

I will have to wait a couple of years now to see how much we get out of the new set but I will be replacing the caliper with one of the ones I got off the RS I wrecked for it's engine January 2014

    

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careful how you go with bleeding the new caliper

many a sad story of master cylinders not working after .....just try to keep the regular piston stroke similar to normal ...ergo refrain from doing full strokes to pump the fluid through ....just a heads up

good to hear of the even wear though ...

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charlie99 wrote:careful how you go with bleeding the new caliper

many a sad story of master cylinders not working after .....just try to keep the regular piston stroke similar to normal ...ergo refrain from doing full strokes to pump the fluid through ....just a heads up

good to hear of the even wear though ...

cheers and merry Christmas
Thanks for that . . . and same to yourself and all

    

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