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Old 01-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Even looks like Gar sitting there.lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I replaced my front pads at 9000K or 5592 M, because genuine Honda pads were $140 pair as compared to $44 in the USA I used a set of Dunlop pads that my dealer recommended. That was not a good idea.

When my pads got to the wear indicator the brakes started buzzing when I applied them, the buzzing got worse and louder. So I fitted the new Dunlops pads and the buzzing was louder than before but the brakes worked fine. I did some research and buzzing from front brakes like ours seems to be quite common but I was still not happy because my brakes used to be quiet. Fast forward to my recent as in just finished chrome work where I had the calipers chromed and the rotors polished. As my rear brake was at it's limit and I hated the aftermarket pads in the front I replaced both front and rear pads (at 12000K or 7456 M) with some genuine Honda parts that I picked up in the US. The buzzing from the front has gone now that I went back to the factory parts.

The Buzzing is caused by the holes in the rotor (for cooling) and the spaces between the pad material (factory pads have two pads and the Dunlop had four pads). Diffferent pad layouts will react differently as far as generating noise is concerned.

So the bottom line is stick with factory parts and lots of city riding will wear the pads fast.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Brakes pads are designed to wear fairly evenly front and rear if used correctly . Aggressive riding can reduce pad wear by 75% or more
And here I was thinking that all my rush hour riding was responsible for my poor pad life. I must be an aggressive rider.......better get a crotch rocket. LOL
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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And here I was thinking that all my rush hour riding was responsible for my poor pad life. I must be an aggressive rider.......better get a crotch rocket. LOL
Hey Stephen, you've been covering my six for over two or three thousand miles now and you know how I ride . Unless you go nuts down under when I'm not looking over my shoulder at you I'd say you are a very conservative and safe rider .
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey Stephen, you've been covering my six for over two or three thousand miles now and you know how I ride . Unless you go nuts down under when I'm not looking over my shoulder at you I'd say you are a very conservative and safe rider .
Yeah I ride the same or close to downunder. Must be rush hour stop and go traffic. I admit I got a shock when I converted kilometres to miles. I did not think my pad life was that bad......
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I just had to check my records and in fact i replaced my rear pads last year with 5,715 miles! I used only the back to stop with lots of city driving. I have since broke my bad habbits and use both to stop now. I was told by Clueless that to not waste my money and buy the stock Honda parts and that in his business he has had nothing but bad with the EBC pads.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I just had to check my records and in fact i replaced my rear pads last year with 5,715 miles! I used only the back to stop with lots of city driving. I have since broke my bad habbits and use both to stop now. I was told by Clueless that to not waste my money and buy the stock Honda parts and that in his business he has had nothing but bad with the EBC pads.
Clueless gave you some good advice. I agree totally with him, stick with factory Honda Pads. After my experience I will never use after market pads on the Fury again.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:21 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I live in New York City. All my riding i do is stop and go. my rear brakes lasted me about 8 thousands miles. the front brakes on still on my bike and are not half way done at 12 thousands miles. i ride hard.
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I just had to check my records and in fact i replaced my rear pads last year with 5,715 miles! I used only the back to stop with lots of city driving. I have since broke my bad habbits and use both to stop now. I was told by Clueless that to not waste my money and buy the stock Honda parts and that in his business he has had nothing but bad with the EBC pads.
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Clueless gave you some good advice. I agree totally with him, stick with factory Honda Pads. After my experience I will never use after market pads on the Fury again.
I ordered the OEM pads. Dealer had EBC in-stock, but I can wait two days.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I changed pads after 20,000 miles but I'm careful to brake properly. I changed them gain at 40,000 miles.

Replaced with OEM parts. Riding on Dunlop Elite 3 tires.
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