Brake Pad Replacement Time.

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Brake Pad Replacement Time.

Post by westendguzzi » Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:07 am


Pads fitted from new were slightly larger than the disks, it looked as though the disks were only 1mm thick, still plenty of pad left though.
Time to change. First time for 22,000mls.
Picture shows lip on edge of pads.


In comparison, rear pads have been changed 3 times.
Checked at 9,200. Ok.
Checked at 11,000. Ok.
13,800 By this time, friction material had gone, disk badly scored and replaced. (Ouch)
16,500 Replaced. Copper coloured set in pic removed. Poor quality, badly worn.
22,000 Replaced. Black coloured pair in pic. Removed.

The moral: Out of sight – out of mind. Check rear pads regularly.

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Re: Brake Pad Replacement Time.

Post by Trik4ever » Wed May 04, 2022 8:17 pm

My rear brake pads last about 12'000 kilometers, the front ones last a lot longer. I have to readjust the hand brake about every 1'500 kilometers ....

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Re: Brake Pad Replacement Time.

Post by Archie » Tue May 17, 2022 6:28 am

Have you considered adjusting the Brake bias bar for more front Brake as it appears that most of the braking force is at the rear . 70/30 ratio [Front to rear] would be the usual setting . Looking at the ridge on the front pads i would think that the pads were touching each other and not working correctly which would also cause excess wear to the rear pads . If the rear brake can be locked before the fronts the Bias is incorrect and will cause the back of the vehicle to skid/Snake tail from the back end .

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