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post #1 of 11 Old 04-09-2009, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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OK to Put Used Brake Pads in another Bike?

I just changed out the brake pads on my Wee after only 6500 miles and put on new EBC HH pads. The old pads look just as thick as the new pads with very little wear. That got me wondering if there's any problem putting the old stock pads on another Wee that has worn out pads. The only thing I can think of would be the wear pattern would be unique to the first bike and may cause a problem. Anyone know?

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i would do it , but put some careful first few miles on the bike to seat the pads to the disks

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Only if you're a cheap ass wee rider.
 
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Only if you're a cheap ass wee rider.
Isn't that phrase redundant?

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No problem. Think of it this way, if those still perfectly good pads were still on the donor bike, you wouldnt change them (unless for the reason you stated, upgrading to HH pads).

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Cool I Wouldn't.

The wear patten from the old pads will be unique to the disc it come from.Putting it on another bike will have a small drop in braking performance untill old pads bed into old disc. You may get away with it once, twice ?,but then you could bugger up ya bikes brake disc's and they aren't cheap!!.
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Sounds like a wee rider :rolleyes:

You can but it is not recommended.

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Any pad needs to wear in, new or used. A pad is not going the wear a disc before it beds in. A used pad set won't be a problem unless it is so thin it will wear out before it wears in.

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Any pad needs to wear in, new or used. A pad is not going the wear a disc before it beds in. A used pad set won't be a problem unless it is so thin it will wear out before it wears in.
And you can save even more buy buying used second hand crash helmets too!!!! :bom_behead:
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A helmet can be damaged without showing it. I wouldn't buy pads from somebody I didn't know because they might have been contaminated by a lubricant. That's different from dealing with somebody you trust in either case.

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