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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-03-2015, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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To change or not.....

Just looking for some opinions based on the pic of these brake pads on whether to change or not?

These are my original rear pads on a 2012 RGU.....OH AND 62,000 miles on it
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I am guessing you don't use the rear brake very often?

But the pads look fine.


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I am guessing you don't use the rear brake very often?

But the pads look fine.
Those were my exact thoughts when I viewed pix..I think I changed out my rear pads around 10K.


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Might want to start using front & rear brakes to stop. jmo

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Just looking for some opinions based on the pic of these brake pads on whether to change or not?

These are my original rear pads on a 2012 RGU.....OH AND 62,000 miles on it
exercise the lever, see if the caliber is operational, what's the rotor look like??
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Just looking for some opinions based on the pic of these brake pads on whether to change or not?

These are my original rear pads on a 2012 RGU.....OH AND 62,000 miles on it
wow how many times have you changed the front pads? just curious
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I use front and rear, fronts look the same, some extensive on the job training so not a lot of brake use but, lots of down shifting.


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Very impressive being able to keep the same front and rear brake pads for 62K and to have them look almost new. I must assume you don't ride in the city much.

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You must be coasting to a stop most of the time.
I use my back brakes all the time along with downshifting and I replace the pads every time I put on a new rear tire. I never use the front brakes when doing a controlled stop, I do use the front brakes when there is a need for extra stopping power.
That just the way I ride, other riders use the front brake more than the back. The good news is that your rear brake pads are just fine so you don't need to change them.


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2011 RGU with 17,000 miles. Just changed the front and rear using Lyndall pads. Bought the pads from HOGPRO. My front had some life left and my rear pads were almost new as I use my front brake 90% of the time. Took me 45 minutes to do the job and I had no issues. I'm going on a long cross country trip and figured I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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