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    Brake Pad Wear
    on: Aug 19, 2015, 10.35 pm
    Aug 19, 2015, 10.35 pm
    I was reading the topic  about Brake Pad replacement and was shock to here about brake pads needing to be replaced with less that 10000 miles .So I check the brake pads  on my Trophy , the front pads look good but the rear pads are down to 1/8 inch with  just over 7000 miles on the bike . What the min. before replacing the pads, I know on my BMW it was 1/8 inch.
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    Re: Brake Pad Wear
    Reply #1 on: Aug 19, 2015, 10.47 pm
    Aug 19, 2015, 10.47 pm
    the pads should have wear indicators on them.  when they are gone, replace, or keep an eye on them often.

    My rear pads wore out long before the fronts too.  I think that maybe the pedal is a bit high, or something in the seating position, etc. tends to cause one to get on the rear brakes a bit earlier, or harder.   I try now to apply the fronts first and then the rear when the fronts are just beginning to grab.  We'll see if that makes a difference..
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    Re: Brake Pad Wear
    Reply #2 on: Aug 19, 2015, 11.05 pm
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    Thank , I can see the were indicator on the front pads will check the rear . Also have you been using the stock Triumph pads or using after market pads .
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    Re: Brake Pad Wear
    Reply #3 on: Aug 19, 2015, 11.25 pm
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    using EBC HH pads.  Seem to have a bit more bite than the stock, but not much difference, way less expensive. 
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    Re: Brake Pad Wear
    Reply #4 on: Aug 19, 2015, 11.40 pm
    Aug 19, 2015, 11.40 pm
    I just had tires replaced at 30,000 miles, guy said brakes were fine. But i will say i get some pulsating action in front brakes now.

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    Re: Brake Pad Wear
    Reply #5 on: Aug 25, 2015, 02.14 pm
    Aug 25, 2015, 02.14 pm
    hi guys,

    my rear pads were gone at 8630 miles....I would have expected more out of them but tis what it tis!!!!!!
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    Re: Brake Pad Wear
    Reply #6 on: Aug 25, 2015, 03.56 pm
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    I too was shocked at how quickly the Trophy goes through brake pads.  I had to replace mine at 14000 yet I can easily get 20,000-25000 on my 955 ST.  Yes I know the ST is lighter but I also ride it more aggressively.  The Trophy just seems unusually hard on brakes.
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    Re: Brake Pad Wear
    Reply #7 on: Aug 25, 2015, 06.14 pm
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    I tend to trail brake so I expect to get less mileage out of the rear brake, but I don,t think I will get much more than 10000 miles .Order new pads front the dealer $39.95 +tax
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