2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?


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2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby redwing5 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:22 am



Quick Question...

On my 2000 Goldwing 1500SE, I've now worn rear brakes down consistently -- 1-yr, 6-mo (7400 miles) & now 1-yr, 8-mo (7700 miles)...

Is there some coaching on changing my braking habits that might be worth learning? or is this normal wear (if such a thing as normal exist) ??



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Re: 2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:24 pm

Stick with the OEM pads as they last 3-4 times longer than the 'Organic' pads that you are probably using

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Re: 2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby nitefuzz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:59 pm

most of my braking comes from down shifting and using the gears to slow down and then use the brakes for coming to a stop. Not sure if everyone else does it this way but that is how I have always slowed down coming to stop light, stop sign,...... If your only getting between 7500 and 8000 miles out of your brakes there seems to be something going on,......... maybe use better pads, your not saving anything if your using cheaper pads but replacing them that often.

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Re: 2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby CrystalPistol » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:31 pm

Honda OEM pads only on my Gold Wing's oem rotors ...... they get along well ..... and long.
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Re: 2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby joeincalif » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:33 pm

Just changed the rear on my 97 SE, had 37000 miles on them and they about 1/2 gone, but since the rear tire was off for a replacement it was a good time to do the brakes also.
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Re: 2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:48 am

Admittedly I was a front brake biased rider earlier on, but here's a shot of my bike's original OEM rear brake pads with 110,472 mi on them, when I finally decided to change them out!








I typically get 33,000+ miles out of my front brake pads

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Re: 2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby redwing5 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:51 pm

Hello Wing-men (persons) !!

Truly appreciate the comments... You are definitely on to something, as I've been paying attention to my braking habits over past couple of days --

- sincerely think it is more so "my braking habits" as I've noticed that my typical move is --> clutch in & hold while I brake mostly with foot peddle
- I will with focus try to teach this dog a new bark -- down-shifting & front brake, using rear brakes sparingly -- I certainly know how, just haven't been doing !!

I did call the Honda shop that just did my brakes & they confirmed that they use OEM parts, so I'm expecting far better results - rear & front brakes Yeah!!

P.S. Quick New question that I think there is no answer to but I'll throw out a line just because --

I'm thinking there is no way to adjust gas gauge , its just how the float sits in the gas tank...

-- years ago, the gauge would be just right of the red bar = "E" when my yellow indicator would light (get gas in next 30 miles, eh?!)
-- nowadays, the gauge sits a bit left of red bar = "E" before the yellow indicator lights up
-- either way seems to be accurate as I can typically add 5.1 - 5.2 gals of gas
-- BTW, I do habitually reset the odometer at every fill-up & depend equally on my odometer reading

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Re: 2000 Goldwing 1500 - How long should brakes last?

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:18 pm

IMHO, as long as your 'Low Fuel Level' warning light is working, that's all that really matters!




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