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brakes 1500

Postby hap2 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:14 pm



How many miles are non-sintered brakes good for on a 1500?



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Re: brakes 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:53 pm

How often do you apply the brakes? How fast are you going when you apply them? There are simply far too many variables to be able to say. Some people may get 3,000 miles out of a set of brakes, others may get 23,000. Same brakes, same bike, different riders.

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Re: brakes 1500

Postby hap2 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:59 pm

I spose that's right. I drive maybe 85% city, the rest highway. I slow down for red lights by gearing down,

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Re: brakes 1500

Postby minimac » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:17 am

I just replaced my factory stock rears at 48,000mi. They still had enough to pass NY inspection, but were to thin for my liking. I replaced the original fronts last year at 37,000 when replacing my front front tire just because I could. I tend to use the front brake much more than the rear-I can "feel"
it better.

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Re: brakes 1500

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:11 am

The 1500's have linked braking systems. The HAND LEVER controls 1 caliper(right) of the 2 on the front wheel
The FOOT PEDAL controls the Rear caliper and 1 of the Front wheel calipers (left)
If you are using the FOOT you are also using one Front ....
I am getting ready to change mine next week...I think they have about 30K on them..
They aren't gone yet..but I noticed the pads were thininng while I was doing a routine tire inspection..
That is actually laying on the ground and visually checking the tire wear and condition (cracks? punctures?).
The rears were getting thin...so I willchange them all...
While I am doing this I will also bleed the clutch and change the fluids...
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Re: brakes 1500

Postby hap2 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:02 am

Will the brakes on a 1500 make a squealing / squeaking noise like they do on a car when the pads are getting thin?

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Re: brakes 1500

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:02 pm

hap2 wrote:Will the brakes on a 1500 make a squealing / squeaking noise like they do on a car when the pads are getting thin?


I've intentionally not let them get to that point...so far I've heard nothing..
I tend to replace things like pads before they are used up (tires too).I suppose I throw away some miles I could ride ...but....
With pads I do not want to have to replace a scorched or scracthed rotor ($$) and tires are too important keeping me connected to the road... ;)
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Re: brakes 1500

Postby hugger-4641 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:21 pm

I drive about 70% highway and 30% city. I seem to be wearing out the front right pads about every other tire change, which for me has been 10k to 15k as I've been experimenting with different tire brands. So I guess I'm getting 20k to 30k out of the front rights, but they've still had miles on them when I've changed them. It's just too convenient to change the pads while the tire and all the plastic is already off. I've actually been changing all six pads at every other tire change, but the back pads and the front left have still had about half their thickness left. I'm probably throwing away 10k miles or more on those pads, but it's worth it for me not to have to take the bike apart again just for brakes.

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Re: brakes 1500

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:13 pm

i've been changing brake pads every two years since i've had my 1500 wing but i've been putting over 10,000 miles a yera also
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Re: brakes 1500

Postby Richman2000 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:24 pm

I've been using the EBC FA124, they are non-Sintered. I get about 10K out of them. Tomorrow I'm ordering the FA124/2HH which are Sintered, and I hope to get a lot more out of them. I have gotten tired of replacing brakes at the start and the end of the season.

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Re: brakes 1500

Postby Richman2000 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:24 am

I was corrected, the Sintered do not last longer. I guess I'll go back to the FA124s.

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Re: brakes 1500

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Has anybody found ceramic pads for the 1500?
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Re: brakes 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:48 am

hap2 wrote:Will the brakes on a 1500 make a squealing / squeaking noise like they do on a car when the pads are getting thin?



Pretty sure that the factory pads will. I only use factory pads. Don't really cost much more.


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