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Old 05-24-2008, 09:40 AM
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Default What's the average life on brake pads?

I have 7k on my 2007 Ultra now and I'm just curious.
Whats been the experience for replacment?

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I just replace mine at the same time that I replace the rear tire. Sometimes it's close other times not so much but I'm there, so I just do it. Now days the bearings are sealed but before they started doing that, it was a good time to grease them as well. Just rule of thumb for me, may be different for others.
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Default RE: What's the average life on brake pads?

My front pads look like new at 28000 miles, and my rear pads I replaced at 25000 miles and there was still about 2/3 of the pad thickness left.

It all depends on your riding style, and how hard you use your brakes instead of downshifting.

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Default RE: What's the average life on brake pads?

Kinda depends on how much you use them......doesn't it?
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Rear brakes? What are those? My rears are good for about 100k since I never use em
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Default RE: What's the average life on brake pads?

I use by rear brake in gravel and stoping at red lights/stop signs; I am a small guy so i can not sit flat footed at red lights/stop signs. My rear lasted to 10,000 miles and the front are the factory installed at 17,000 miles. I still had some pads left at 10,000 miles. You can check them easily by removing the bag in the rear.
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I still have original rear brake pads at about 60,000 miles and still look good. I replaced the fronts at 16,000 miles for some lyndall brake pads and the originals would still be good if I had not replaced them they barely had any wear. the Lyndalls are a little softer but a whole lot quieter and better feel are about shot with ~44,000 miles on them. Now on my work bike it is a whole other story rears ~6000 maybe less and fronts a bit longer but not much. Like someone else said all depends on how you ride/drive.
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1 month I use fronts and 1 month I use rears
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Ah did mine at 15k - but we pull a trailer purty regular, too....
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Default RE: What's the average life on brake pads?

Just did rears on a buddie's Ultra. He ridesa lot. The bike is just a 1 1/2 years old and has 20K on it. The rears looked almost new when compared to the real NEW ones we installed. Again....it all depends on your riding style.
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