WR 400 rear brake
Posted February 03, 2003 - 04:30 AM
Someone suggested putting springs between the pads ! or thought i may be resting my boot against the brake lever causing the brake to be on all the time.
Posted February 03, 2003 - 06:56 AM
There are several reasons you could be wearing out pads so fast.
Yes, dragging your foot on the brake lever would tend to wear them out quickly. Also, if you found something blocking the fluid in your line you might need to do a complete brake fluid flush. (this wont ever hurt!)
First off, I found out that EBC brake pads wear faster than any other pad on the market. So if your using EBC then thats step one.
When your bike is on a stand can you spin the rear wheel freely or is there drag? It should drag just a bit from the pads reasting on the rotor but they should not be applying any pressure to the rotor.
Have you ever wore your pads down so far that you ran the metal on metal? If so, then this may be the cause the new pads are wearing so fast.
Also, if you ride in severly muddy conditions that will wear brakes out very quickly.
There are several variables, so shoot us some more info and mabye we can help you out.
Posted February 03, 2003 - 07:39 AM