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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 02:20:25 PM
9000km on a set of pads seem really low mileage. My 2016 with 26000 MILES has the original OEM pads front and rear. I will say I use my gear box a lot because there is nothing wrong with downshifting. They are made to do that you know.





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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #9 on: March 05, 2020, 02:23:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Rodamons [+]
I do own a CT 2016 and original break pads are great on break.... But short lasting (about 9000 km).
I have changed them and again 9000 km.

So prior to my wife and I going full time RVing the first week of November 2019 I bought a full set of OEM brake pads knowing that I would need to replace them while on the road. I have found that with all of my big bike hondas, ST1100, and ST1300 that OEM pads were much better on life and overall performance. Neither of those bikes had ABS. Since I just hit 26k miles and after reading this thread I decided to take a look and change out all three sets of pads and bleed the brake system. Mine is a manual transmission.

On the front all four pads were very evenly worn and down to about to 1/4 of usable pad, I changed them out. The rear was a bit different, the pads were evenly worn but there was about 1/3 of the pad left I changed them too since they were out and I had new ones. All rotors were in good condition.

Bleeding the brakes is relatively easy I used a MotionPro Hydraulic Brake Bleeder to help with the process. It worked great. It is basically a check valve so you can bleed the brakes without sucking air and it takes up little room in the tool box. See Link.

The brakes have not been bled before on this bike so here are some observations. Brake fluid was dark brown, there was air in the line, most noticeable on the bleed of the left front caliper upper bleed valve.

Rodamons I am not sure why you are getting such poor life out of your pads, but first I would check a couple of things. These bikes have linked brakes and when the rear is applied the front left caliper will actuate. Are you by chance resting your foot on the rear brake pedal and dragging the brake unknowingly? If so this would contribute to added brake wear. Or is the rear brake not releasing fully after braking? Same result.

Most of my riding is constant movement with little stop and go in traffic.


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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #10 on: March 05, 2020, 07:40:24 PM
The foot pedal only activates the rear brake-calipers when resting your feet on the pedal. Only when pressing harder the front brake caliper will come in. And if it did, you would only wear out the left brake pads on the front side. Thats the one that is combined.
It was a clever thought, but can not be the cause.

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #11 on: March 06, 2020, 01:07:31 PM
So Superjeap what are your thoughts on why Rodamons only gets 9000km out of a set of brake pads? This is not normal in my opinion.
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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #12 on: March 06, 2020, 03:19:46 PM
I already gave my thoughts.
Its mostly the rider...

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #13 on: March 07, 2020, 10:52:09 AM
Hi there,
Many thx to all of you for all your advises. I'll consider them all.
Wishing you all lots of miles and joy.
Cheers by now.

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #14 on: March 07, 2020, 06:47:05 PM
Hello Rodamons, in my case I have 13,000 km and I have the series pads in the middle, I really ride slowly and I don't use the brake much. Your motorcycle is DCT or manual? I ask you because I tested a DCT and it seemed to me to use the brake much more than in the manual, I guess it would be a matter of getting used to it. Saludos.

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Re: Brake pad reccomendation
Reply #15 on: March 08, 2020, 06:16:23 PM
Here’s an example of aggressive pads that dished a Gold wing rotor with less than 50k miles?  The rotor should be perfectly flat.

The symptom was soft brake feel, weak braking no matter how hard you braked, no matter the pads, master Cylinder, caliper, hoses were all “fixed” or changed before someone looked at the rotor.

The rust on the rotor was setting in the junk pile.
Last Edit: March 08, 2020, 06:20:19 PM by Showkey

 



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