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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Questions on brake pads

What's the life expectancy of a set of pads? I put a set of Vesrah RJL pads on and my second trackday they were half worn down and fading so bad I went off track. The lever just came back to my fingers but once cool worked OK until they warmed up. I've experienced this twice on this bike (I just bought it this season so I thought the original pads were already worn) and my streetbike showed the same symptoms when hot on a Deal's Gap trip.

I know Suzukis are known for brake fade but this seems to be related to the pad wear.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 12:25 AM
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Could the pistons be pushing the pads onto the rotors even when you aren't squeezing the brake lever? That would explain the fade and fast wear... I normally get at least a full year of use out of RJL's (like 25 track days), but then again I'm not that fast.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 12:28 AM
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if your wearing those pads that fast you must have some serious brake drag when your not applying brakes, you need to clean your braking system
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 08:18 AM
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That is WAYYY to fast to wear through a set of RJLs. I ride almost every weekend on the track, basically all day. I go through 2 sets of pads a season per bike.

You have some serious brake problems. And FWIW - I have never had brake fade on any of my 4 Gixxers with either stock or with Brembo master on them.

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