Fast brake pad wear
Posted July 14, 2002 - 02:28 PM
Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing? Could wet, somewhat muddy conditions cause brake pads to wear extremely fast? When I put the new pads in, I lubed the pins on both the front and rear brakes to allow them to move as freely as possible. I'm asking this because I'm wondering if this is something that I should just expect from riding in wet and muddy conditions, or should I investigate the brakes further to see if they need new seals, pins, etc.
Posted July 14, 2002 - 02:34 PM
These thumpers seam to be a tad harder on brakes than any of the 2-strokes that I have had in the past. Just my opinion.
Ive noticed lately that I drag the rear brake a-lot in the single track trails around here. Im sure that acelerates the pad life.
I dont know if any of this helps. But Im right in there with ya on the pad thing.
Posted July 14, 2002 - 02:52 PM
Posted July 14, 2002 - 03:44 PM
If you plan on spending more time with your wheels in the water and muck you might want to consider purchasing "fully-metallic" brake pads next time.
They dont give quite as good braking power as the softer compound pads but they hold up 100X better.
Better yet, if you plan on a LOT of mud riding, go with a solid rear rotor and fully-metallic pads.
P.s. Dont waste your money on EBC pads. They are pure crap. I use Dunlopads and they are great. Im sure there are other pad that are as good as or better than Dunlopads.... just stay away from EBC.
[ July 14, 2002: Message edited by: MOmilkman ]
Posted July 14, 2002 - 07:22 PM
Posted July 15, 2002 - 11:40 AM
I made some for my KDX and they used to work fine all the time, especially in mud where drilled brakes cause the pads to be pushed back into the caliper. Pad wear was also noticably reduced.
All I did was have them laser profiled out of mild steel, then machined up on thickness and mounting holes.
I dare not make some for the WR as I dont fancy stopping from 90 mph with home made rotors!