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Offline bezerk1

Trashed Brake Pads
« on: January 13, 2017, 01:56:08 PM »
There has been a lot of talk about brakes on here lately.  I decided to change my front pads because they were worn.  I had no idea how bad they actually were.  A little under 1000 miles and surprised at how bad they look.  This machine has good engine braking so the brakes aren't used that much.  I guess its just the nature of the beast.  Or how bad cfmoto stock pads are.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Trashed Brake Pads
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 02:57:48 PM »
800 miles when I changed mine out and they all still looked near new..in fact, the rears miced-out only .010 less then the new EBCs. Make sure of three things:
1. That the calipers move freely on the slides.
2. That the master's plunger is returning completely..ie there is some free play on the rod.
3. As I see one went metal to metal, replace any bad rotors before installing new pads on bad ones.
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Offline REDRIDER

Re: Trashed Brake Pads
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 05:45:41 AM »
I found out one weekend that mud destroys incredibly fast on a quad I had. If you do a lot of mud riding that may be a contributing factor. I had a set of pads at 50% life when I changed out carrier bearings. Went to Vermont in mud season and rode probably 100 miles but through a ton of deeeeep mud. came back home and the pads were metal to metal. Everything was free and no binding was found pads wore evenly, can only attribute it to the mud.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Trashed Brake Pads
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 09:00:46 AM »
I found out one weekend that mud destroys incredibly fast on a quad I had. If you do a lot of mud riding that may be a contributing factor. I had a set of pads at 50% life when I changed out carrier bearings. Went to Vermont in mud season and rode probably 100 miles but through a ton of deeeeep mud. came back home and the pads were metal to metal. Everything was free and no binding was found pads wore evenly, can only attribute it to the mud.
So true..mud is murder on pads.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline bezerk1

Re: Trashed Brake Pads
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 10:09:21 AM »
Both sides are worn about the same.  I just took pics of the worst pad.  The pins, boots and rotors look fine.  I didn't realize how bad the pads were.  I forgot my c clamp at home so I wasn't able to push the pistons back in for reassembly.  I will also put some Copaslip (anti-seize) on the all the pins and bolts.  Sometimes I keep the ZForce at my shop in another town.  I have tools there to do most small jobs just no c clamp.