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post #1 of 18 Old 11-07-2003, 06:28 PM
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So who is getting how many miles out of their pads. I know that it will be different since each of us has a unique riding style. I am rolling at 18K with the stockers and they are still in good shape.

If you have replaced them, are you using a particular brand vs. OEM?

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I'm in shock :shock: this post did not get a response in over 2 1/2 years so just for the heck of it I'm going to bump it.

I think the brakes on the Strom absolutely SUCK. Worst brakes I've ever ridden with albeit I've only ridden sportbikes b/f the Strom so perhaps that influences my perspective here. I can't wait to get these stock pads off. Anyone recommend non-OEM pads for better performance?

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A little over 10,000 miles on my Wee and fronts and rears are ready for replacement.

I also ahve been riding spirtbikes all my life but I don't have any complaints about my brakes.

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If the brakes suck you are riding beyond the bikes limits IMO. The brakes are fine to those of us who come from cruisers

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I'm in shock :shock: this post did not get a response in over 2 1/2 years so just for the heck of it I'm going to bump it.

I think the brakes on the Strom absolutely SUCK. Worst brakes I've ever ridden with albeit I've only ridden sportbikes b/f the Strom so perhaps that influences my perspective here. I can't wait to get these stock pads off. Anyone recommend non-OEM pads for better performance?

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I think the brakes have good feel and progression. I've had bikes that had stronger brakes but that isn't necessarily a good thing. I like that they aren't easy to lock up.

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brakes

Granted, I've never had a sportbike to compare to, but, my 650 has the best brakes of the 35+ bikes I've owned in 30 yrs. 'Ette, I have a hard time believing that your brakes suck that bad! :? Maybe they need checked or something. Anybody else think they have sucky brakes? :wink:

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Forgot to add: I'm over 19,000 miles and the pads look great still 8)

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A little over 10,000 miles on my Wee and fronts and rears are ready for replacement.

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21,700 miles on what I believe are the stock front pads.

I replaced the rears at 20k. They were pretty well shot. Prior owner was a MotoX rider, and I think he used a LOT more back brake than a typical street rider would. Fronts look to have at least 50% still left on them. Since I've done nearly everything else that I can do to this bike (and she purrs like a dream) I will probably go with braided steel lines and new EBC pads up front when I get bored and some more money to throw at it.

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Along the lines of brakes...This might be a stupid question but when I am pushing my DL650 out of the garage I notice a rubbing sound coming from the brakes that I haven't noticed on other bikes. I don't see any unusual wear issues but was curious if this is a normal sound. Dealer didn't sound concerned over the phone, but I think I may still take it in and have them look it over while I still have some warranty left. Anyone else notice this and is it normal?

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