Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: J'ville, Alabama
I have like 34,000 miles on my rear pads, must be doing something wrong. The fronts have been replaced once I think around 25K, they look brand new still.
I think the key is pad quality and lubing the slide pins, I don't run nothing but OEM till I replace them with DP usually or OEM if I can't wait for an internet order. Every time I've had to get EBC HH I end up changing the noisy suckers out. DP pads are like stock with more longevity and they run much cleaner, no black crap running everywhere from them getting wet. But, DP can cost more than OEM sometimes...
I use my brakes together often and drag my rear in the mountains too, don't baby them at all. Engine braking is my savior of brakes probably, I keep revs up and like my curves under power. My FJR went about 30K before needing pads, tires lasted about 4,500 though. My DR650 needed pads every 10K or so because of the dirt roads...
Last edited by Sagebrush; 02-10-2015 at 01:46 PM.