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I bought new pads from an ebay seller .. first ..VERY VERY delayed .. not completely there fault , but had free shipping ( fed ex ground BOOOo ) and no way offered to get it quicker .
Now the bad .. the rear brakes are the wrong size ( Too big ) and the fronts I purchased 4 pads ..not realizing that it need 4 pads per side ( My bandit had 2 pads each side . hence the ordering mistake .. but the rears are 100$ their fault
Now I will just cave in and go to dealer and get the pads
gonna be painful $$$$
 

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If I recall a complete set of oe pads for my FJR was like $300, which shocked the snot out of me, but the original rears lasted nearly 30,000 miles and the fronts are still good. So they last twice as long as the pads did on my CB 1100 which only cost $150.
 

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I bought new pads from an ebay seller .. first ..VERY VERY delayed .. not completely there fault , but had free shipping ( fed ex ground BOOOo ) and no way offered to get it quicker .
Now the bad .. the rear brakes are the wrong size ( Too big ) and the fronts I purchased 4 pads ..not realizing that it need 4 pads per side ( My bandit had 2 pads each side . hence the ordering mistake .. but the rears are 100$ their fault
Now I will just cave in and go to dealer and get the pads
gonna be painful $$$$
There are numerous pad manufacturers who can sell you a complete set of pads (1 rear, 2 front) for around $150. Galfer, EBC, SBS, Carbone Lorraine, Etc. Don't pay oem prices when there are lots of quality options out there.
 

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There are numerous pad manufacturers who can sell you a complete set of pads (1 rear, 2 front) for around $150. Galfer, EBC, SBS, Carbone Lorraine, Etc. Don't pay oem prices when there are lots of quality options out there.
yes I put every thing back together I can ride without the rears for now and I put the 4 best pads back on the front ./.. It is just not ideal
 

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What blassoff said..... and if you're wanting OEM, go to Partshark or Partzilla for discount of the list price you'll pay at a dealer. Still not cheap as other options, but you really don't need them that often.
Hint when re-using/swapping pads on the front, put the more worn ones on the right front caliper lower (linked rear brake).
 
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Now I will just cave in and go to dealer and get the pads
gonna be painful $$$$
OE Yamaha rear pads were under $30 from Rocky Mountain ATV/Motorcycle. Front was not quite such a good bargain but better than BikeBandit.
 

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There are numerous pad manufacturers who can sell you a complete set of pads (1 rear, 2 front) for around $150. Galfer, EBC, SBS, Carbone Lorraine, Etc. Don't pay oem prices when there are lots of quality options out there.
EBC makes good brake pads but I find for the FJR wear is twice the rate of OE.
 
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I replaced front pads in April this year on my 2008. Just looked at invoice and it was 4X 3P6-W0045-00-00 Brake Pad Kits (2 pads each) for $29.99 Canadian each. $120 Canadian for a complete front replacement from dealer, genuine Yamaha parts. 53,500 miles on bike.
 

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Second the notion to avoid eBay unless just getting non-critical stuff. Brake pads are nothing to mess around with.

I replaced my OEM front pads on my '14 ES this spring simply because at 24,700 miles one pad on one side was maybe a bit too worn to make the full season. Also was a convenient time for me. As other have mentioned the linked brake setup can cause this. No big deal, just regularly inspect pads as normal preventative maintenance.

Not all sources had the OEM pads in stock but Partzilla came through. There are aftermarket pads out there but these OEM pads are very good & great life to boot.
 

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Second the notion to avoid eBay unless just getting non-critical stuff. Brake pads are nothing to mess around with.

I replaced my OEM front pads on my '14 ES this spring simply because at 24,700 miles one pad on one side was maybe a bit too worn to make the full season. Also was a convenient time for me. As other have mentioned the linked brake setup can cause this. No big deal, just regularly inspect pads as normal preventative maintenance.

Not all sources had the OEM pads in stock but Partzilla came through. There are aftermarket pads out there but these OEM pads are very good & great life to boot.
I noticed this happening many years ago and it made me mad! Since then once per year I rotate pads inside to out to even the wear. You'll get to add another 1/3 again to the lifespan.
 

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Uneven wear seems to be an issue at times on FJR's... I say gotta be those smallish rectangular pads instead of "regular ones" like other bikes (or the rear pads). Any sticky pins/slides or even rotors that stop floating affect it..... if all is clean and free, not much else you can do but rotate pads once in a while.... check 'em every tire change at least.
When I put new ones on, I save the old ones if they are half decent.
 
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Many ebay sellers are just middle men. They hold no stock and hold orders until a minimum quantity is reached to get in on a shipment from China. They close shop and just open a new one when reviews start to go south. Then start the crappy cycle over again.

You are not limited to ebay or a dealer. There are many quality independent MC shops that order from the same distributors as the dealers who are willing to sell at better prices.



I buy nothing but rare used parts from Ebay.
 

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I am one of them that rarely use front brakes unless I am needing to so I cannot wait to see the difference in pad thickness next time I put tires on. I just put tires on a VTX1800 that also had no rear brakes but plenty of pad. Had to look up the bleeding procedure for the rear so I knew which bleeders to do on the front for the rear brakes. I guess the FJR will be the same procedure so I need to look in the FJR SM for directions.
 

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I replaced the rears at about 40,000 miles and failed to note the brand I used -- probably EBC. Then I replaced them again at 52,000 and used Yamaha pads. I figured I wasn't really saving anything using less expensive pads if they last less than a third as long. At 86,500 miles I'm still using the original fronts.

I do use the fronts every time I use my brakes to stop or slow for corners or traffic, but I'm obviously not a heavy brake user, but I sure run through rears more quickly than fronts. On very tight roads I'll often use the rear brake rather than go constantly on and off throttle. Maybe that's why they go so quick.
 

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Bought pads a few months ago. Rocky Mountain had rear Yamaha OE for less than EBC. Front OE was more than EBC but not much.
 

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I am one of them that rarely use front brakes unless I am needing to so I cannot wait to see the difference in pad thickness next time I put tires on. I just put tires on a VTX1800 that also had no rear brakes but plenty of pad. Had to look up the bleeding procedure for the rear so I knew which bleeders to do on the front for the rear brakes. I guess the FJR will be the same procedure so I need to look in the FJR SM for directions.
70 - 90 percent of your braking power is in the front brakes .. what you are doing is dangerous . If you have a panic stop you are 10 times more likely to lock up the rear ..pitch the bike sideways and crash .
Not to sound like your mom ( I am 57 year old man ) .. but for the love of god and yourself please learn to use you brakes correctly .. I am sure there are a ton of youtube videos out there ( including what they told you when you took you states licensing exam
 

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When I need front brakes I use them. My other 2 are a ZX14 and ZRX that are not ABS so the front is used all the time. The FJR for the slow kind of riding I do the back work fine but then the back is also some of the front.
 

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I replaced front pads in April this year on my 2008. Just looked at invoice and it was 4X 3P6-W0045-00-00 Brake Pad Kits (2 pads each) for $29.99 Canadian each. $120 Canadian for a complete front replacement from dealer, genuine Yamaha parts. 53,500 miles on bike.
From whom? Rocky Mountain charge me $36.99 x 4 for that P/N.
 

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Bought them from Riverside Yamaha in St Albert, Alberta Canada! Mine were 29.99 Canadian In April 2020, which is $22.50 u.s. Dealer can charge what every the want. They charge me $19.95 Canadian for a Yamaha Oil Filter?
 
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