The other day I was switching back to my 15t front sprocket and noticed that my rear brake pads had been used way longer than they should have been. I bought a new set and installed them today. The only problem is that the old brake pads were so worn down that they actually scratched the disc. It is scratched in the middle and around the top edge.
In the 6th and 7th pictures you can see where the disc scratch away part of the brake pad housing, but the problem is that it was also scratching the disk at the same time.
Based on these pictures do you think that the rotor will be alright? or will i ruin the brake pads and then need new pads and a rotor.
The scored rotor will cause the new pads to wear prematurely. The rear brake will not function at 100%. That said, IMO you are using too much rear brake. Try using the front brakes more in fact lay off the rear brake completely. Let the arguments begin.
IMO you are using too much rear brake. Try using the front brakes more in fact lay off the rear brake completely.
Have you checked the front pads lately?
Checked the front pads when I realized that the rears were shot. They rear pads were the original pads from the factory and I am a little over 27k miles. I bought the bike in April from AJ Combs and not sure what the rear brakes looked like then, but I have put on over 13k miles since then. I also know he enjoyed Wheelies whenever able so I have a feeling the brakes were beat on as well.
someone putting the 15tooth back in sounds like they want a little wheelie time for themselves...
mikes correct... the scored rotor will make the rear pads wear a lil bit faster... whoop de do... i wouldnt waste the money putting a new one on... it took 27k of aj and you kicking it to wear out the first set... the second set may only last 15k.... then again ... they may last 25k...
The previous owner of the bike must have worn the pads to nothing. These are the type that usually buy BMW's and hang out at Starbuck's.
Never used the rear brake that i recall! Kept having a neighbor tell me to use it durning wheelies but i just let off the gas!! I never really like the power of the brakes or lack there of really, but I never put the stainless lines on either!!
If it were mine i'd just slap more pads on and not worry about it!!
Seriously I've never been to a Starbucks, a fellow here worked for the competitor and said they sucked! I do not know??
appreciate it everyone I am going to stick with the rotor and new pads. Worst case for me is that I have to get a new set later on. I do not feel that I use all that much rear brakes, but i don't not know how long stock pads should last.
haha, well when i said just roll, i didnt mean, dont use it, i meant more, its not that important.
i use mine a lot tho. hell im gonna need pads soon.
but most people say dont use it, then i say rossi uses it. then they say, im not rossi, then i say, i know that, but i can try my hardest to emulate him
then the arguement stops usually.
Actually the more I thought about it yesterday the more I realized I do use mine here and there, probably most people do...Mainly during slow maneuvers and when sitting at a light...I guess for me it gets used maybe 10-20% of the time but not heavy by any means
I was going to say the same thing but it appears that hardly anyone cuts rotors any more. They just want to sell you new ones. Years ago when you did your own brake jobs you took the rotors or drums up the street to the auto parts shop most of the time they'd cut them while you waited.....