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Offline Gary545

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DCT Parking brake pads
« on: May 24, 2014, 03:56:01 PM »
I've just replaced the pads on my parking brake at 9000 miles.

But this is the interesting bit, EBC scooter pads fit (Part no: SFA257/2)  :152: and they cost less than a tenner including postage  :001:

So no need to pay £50 for Honda ones

http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/vfr_1200_xd_crosstourer_dual_clutch/13/picture/pads_parking_brake_ebc/

Offline XtourerKent

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Re: DCT Parking brake pads
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 12:31:40 PM »
Not sure why these would need replacing at such low mileage - they should not get worn out as they are static all the time.  The clue is in the name - parking brake. 
Ride upright and safe!

Offline SunAndSea

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Re: DCT Parking brake pads
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 12:49:18 PM »
It sounds like you've been driving with the parking brake on for quite some kms.

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Re: DCT Parking brake pads
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 01:43:57 PM »
I changed them because they were quite worn.
And no I don't ride with it on because,
(A) the wheel doesn't turn
(B) there is a red warning light
(C) I'm not stupid

I do keep it adjusted to eliminate any slack in lever so the pads are probably always slightly in contact with the disc, not enough to cause any drag but obviously enough to gradually wear them.

Anyway the purpose of my post was just to let others know there is a cheaper alternative to the Honda OEM pads if and when they need them.

So why do some people always feel the need to post negative replies ?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2014, 03:07:38 PM by Gary545 »

Offline SunAndSea

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Re: DCT Parking brake pads
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 02:18:20 PM »
No negative replies just suggestions as to why yours in particular wore out very early as everyone else seems not to have an issue with them. Mine are still as new after 10,000kms.

Offline Tonyj

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Re: DCT Parking brake pads
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 03:00:09 PM »
Thanks for the tip on the pads , it does make a change for a post that might save someone some time or money ta gary545

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Re: DCT Parking brake pads
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014, 09:39:06 PM »
 :0461: Thank's Gary. I keep mine fairly well adjusted, as I've been caught out once when the brake wouldn't hold , without the aid of the wife to keep a bit of pressure on the bike , it would have been a bit awkward .

Offline steve

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Re: DCT Parking brake pads
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2014, 11:43:29 PM »
How the hell can Honda they justify that sort of money for some brake pads, the size of a stamp !!!! Just looked on a microfiche site and they are 93euro  :005:
Good spot Gary  :047:

 


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