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post #1 of 29 Old 02-25-2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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As part of replacing my 919's brake lines, I was looking at the brake pads and I think they're due for replacement again; wasn't all that long ago that I put a brand new set in. No, the calipers aren't dragging.

How many miles is everyone else getting out of their OEM/Honda pads?

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I've averaged about 35k miles for mine. I do a lot of slab riding. How many miles are you getting?

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Looks like less than 10K. Mostly urban cut and thrust, and I'm not a small guy, but still...

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I have 8k on mine, they look to be in pretty good shape, 1/8 to 3/16 left on the pads.

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OEM pads from honda are damn good pads all around... good life good stopping power.... everytime i try and stray from them i always end up regretting it... both in the dirt and on my street bikes.

As far as life it all depends on how you ride... i know i got 12k out of the first set... but 3.5k mi of that was from the original owner who was an old guy (aka probably didnt ride hard) current set have some life left in em at 5k miles on em.. and dont expect em to last much longer than another 3-4k mi. (this is the fronts... the rear wears slightly less fast but i do use the rear often.)

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I've 22,000 kms (14k miles) on mine and there is absolutely heaps left. I'll be using Honda ones when I finally replace them.

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I got 32K out of my OEM pads. Went with aftermarket sintered pads and they work pretty well too with 12K so far and plenty of life left.

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I have 11K on mine and has a lot left!!!

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I just checked mine, not sure if the PO replaced them but I'm at 14,600 miles and they still look pretty good up front. Sometimes under moderate braking though I get some vibration from the front, maybe the rotors?

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'03 919 OEM pads:

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'03 919 OEM pads:

Front changed @ 47,436K
Rear changed @ 27,328K & 47,436K

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so do you just never actually use brakes?

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so do you just never actually use brakes?
I use the gearbox a lot on the street, as I absolutely love the music from downshifts, especially the random pops and bangs.
I also putz on the street, and save the fast stuff for the track, probably more like a touring rider most of the time.
Most braking is just a bit of front, aside from the odd hauling down from rare high speed forays.
I've got 20,000 km on the bike, over 2,000 km of that is track mileage, still have half pads+ showing.
I'd expect at least 50,000 km from the fronts if not much track useage.

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I changed mine out at 30K. They had a little life left but not much. Most of my riding is stop n go city traffic.

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wasn't all that long ago that I put a brand new set in. No, the calipers aren't dragging.?
Is there a way to correct this if they are?

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Is there a way to correct this if they are?
Yes, rebuild the calipers and/or master cylinder.

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Yes, rebuild the calipers and/or master cylinder.
Unless your rotors are warped, in which case you would have to replace them, but that's rare for that to happen. Bleed your lines first, possibly clean out your calipers.

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so do you just never actually use brakes?

Throttle control, gear selection, and proper shift timing is what it is all about in my book. I really don't jump on the binders and throw out an anchor unless it's an emergency.
If you are behind me in a group, you will need to watch your space interval because you will rarely see any brake lights in function.

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someone mentioned chatter. Im getting a fair amount of chatter front and back when I really clamp down in an emergency. The pads look fine. The rotors dont look bad, is it just the backing shims wearing out or what?

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someone mentioned chatter. Im getting a fair amount of chatter front and back when I really clamp down in an emergency. The pads look fine. The rotors dont look bad, is it just the backing shims wearing out or what?
Does the chatter come from the front brakes or the rear?

When was the last time you bled your lines?

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Hey sorry it took so long to respond, way too much going on. The front is making the noise and its more like a whine from minute vibration. I personally have never bled the lines. I bought the bike last year and I was about to put pads on it but I looked at the pads and they have plenty of meat on them. Its extremely unsettling but does not feel dangerous. Its normally at slow speeds right before the bike comes to a complete stop on warm days. It was doing it the other day when I was in some twisty stuff and braking hard but seemed to get better the longer I used them. Think I should change the pads and fluid out?

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Just a follow up here: Yup, front pads are shot with a hair less than 10K on them.

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Just a follow up here: Yup, front pads are shot with a hair less than 10K on them.
Sounds about right. Looks like I'll be getting the same out of mine

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When I traded mine in w/ about 40k on it, the pads where still OEM but I don't know how much was left on them.

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let me add my .02 if nobody minds me doing so...... i replaced my oem pads front and rear at 21k miles. the fronts didnt have tons left on them but they werent horrible either the rears were in great shape but i figured might as well do them too. i replaced them with ebc sintered break pads and they are very aggressive although i didnt hate the oem pads and the sintered pads will probably make my rotors wear faster which are expensive to replace. i love the little extra stopping power of the ebc pads HOWEVER..... i have had them on for about 1k miles now and at low speeds they are extremely noisy. next set of pads will be honda oem, they work almost as good they are easier on my rotors and they stop without all the noise.

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A quick PAD quality question... Should the OEM pads have little grooves to indicate how much is left? I think so because I don't see any other markers that could indicate the wear, except for the thickness.

What do you guys think? Hopefully Somebody can get back to me quick, I want to schedule my trip to the mechanic (i broke the 2 flat screws on the MC and they need to be drilled in).

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I can check when I get home from work if no one else answers. I have a set of new ones waiting in a box for me

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A quick PAD quality question... Should the OEM pads have little grooves to indicate how much is left? I think so because I don't see any other markers that could indicate the wear, except for the thickness.

What do you guys think? Hopefully Somebody can get back to me quick, I want to schedule my trip to the mechanic (i broke the 2 flat screws on the MC and they need to be drilled in).

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See attached. It's in the 919 owners manual that you can download from this site.
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That would be great thanks :-)

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Yes, they should.

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