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Brake Pad Wear
« on: August 19, 2015, 10:35:49 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: August 19, 2015, 10:47:48 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: August 19, 2015, 11:05:38 pm »
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: August 19, 2015, 11:25:28 pm »
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: August 19, 2015, 11:40:18 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: August 25, 2015, 02:14:32 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: August 25, 2015, 03:56:35 pm »
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: August 25, 2015, 06:14:42 pm »
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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