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OEM Brake Pads

I know this is highly variable based on each riders riding style, but generally speaking is there a general norm of experience as to how long OEM pads will last before replacement. My experience over the years with cars is every ~50,000 miles. I'm assuming the fronts go first.

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I just replaced the rears @ 25,000 miles, I think they wore fast because I had the dreaded rear brake pedal sticking. Fronts looked good at last tire change.
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One of my rear pads was wearing down at 56k miles so replaced those. Decided to replace the fronts as well, but they still had plenty of life left on them. Prolly could of gone 100k before having to change the fronts. Lots of freeway and touring miles don't require brakes.
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Your front and rear pads are different OEMs.

Front are Nissin. Rear are Toyo or Koyo (I keep forgetting).

Am not aware of Nissin, Toyo, or Koyo, selling alternative brake pads for FJR.

OE (not just OEM) is $150 for the front and $27 rear at Rocky Mountain. EBC front is $120, rear $32. I find OE lasts about twice as long.

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Move the front brake pad that is controlled by rear brake to a different position on Caliper every tire change.




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I don't have to buy pads anymore. I have been pushing the idea for years that if you get fork oil on your pads you have to get rid of them, so now I will just ask those who had to replace practically new pads to send them to me and my "pad problem" is fixed.

Disclaimer: I am adding this AFTER the original post, to say that I have been warned by several member of the forum that it is NOT a good idea to re-use brake pads that have been exposed to Corona {oops sorry, I've been quarantined too long} to fork oil, and I urge you to NOT re-use them but install new ones.

With my car tire on the back, my 130/80-17 rear tire on the front, my free brake pads, and my supra-tech oil and filter, and 1.50 a gallon gas, I am the misers-miser. I can ride forever for almost nothing.
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My rear pads always wear out 3 to 5 times faster than front pads. I always use OEM pads, they brake better, last longer, don't carve huge grooves in the brake discs, and don't squeal. They're also better made, in the past I have had after market pads that were too thick, or the metal backing plate was so roughly made that they jammed in the caliper, and I had to file the excess metal off.

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Your front and rear pads are different OEMs.

Front are Nissin. Rear are Toyo or Koyo (I keep forgetting).

Am not aware of Nissin, Toyo, or Koyo, selling alternative brake pads for FJR.

OE (not just OEM) is $150 for the front and $27 rear at Rocky Mountain. EBC front is $120, rear $32. I find OE lasts about twice as long.
You can get the fronts about $10.00 cheaper on Partzilla. The rear is $28. Free shipping over $100
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I can't tell you how long they last, I just check at every tire change and swap out as necessary. I use OEM pads..
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I had always used the EBC HH brake pads, because I thought they gave a stronger overall response and a better initial bite. BUT, I never put enough miles on any motorcycle to wear a set out so longevity did not matter to me.

Enter the FJR1300 and retirement. I put a set of EBC HH pads on my 07 FJR around 20,000 miles ago, and now they are worn out and have to be replaced.

I KNOW that the OEM pads last longer than that, so I went back to OEM. {I found a set of low mileage front calipers with 75 % pads on Ebay for $50 so I just bought them and now instead of calipers with 75,000 miles on them I have a set with 15,000 miles and an almost new set of pads, LOL}

P.S. the way I am putting on miles now, I will need a new set in a year or so. You guys who have "ruined" a new set getting fork oil on them, send me a PM and I will send you $20. to mail them to me. LOL
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