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I just put my second set of tires on my 07 Wing at 40,000 miles. The dealer mentioned to me that the front brake pads were worn. I opted toNOT have him do them. I checked them at home and they are worn but I am not sure when they need to be replaced. Does anyone have the minimum thickness they are supposed to be?I don't mind replacing them - I just don't want to do it too far before they need it.Is thispremature wear? A lot (probably over half) of my miles have been on the Interstate and I was a little surprised that the pads could need replacing this soon.



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hi davis when the pad is very close to the metal back about 2mm is normaly depending on the pads there may be a ware indicator on them its the line in the middle of the pad when you cant see the line time to replace





 

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I got not quite 18,000 out of my LF, and rear. The RF was about 40% left.

But, I do almost exclusively mountains, and riding dbbl. And, I'm normally easy on brakes. My Pick-up is at 80k, and my Olds Toronado is at 130k, and haven't done brakes yet. I use engine compression a lot, but they still disappeared fast.

A new set dinged me $145.00. These Wings are sure getting expensive to keep going!! Tires and brakes are a whopping $500.00+ Considerably more at dealer.
 

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Just run 'em. Don't replace 'em. They'll wear down nicely and you can see metal shavings from your oh-so-cheap ($175) brake rotors when you park your beast.

Brakes are waaaay overrated and it's so very unnecessary to have them in proper fettle. Just use engine-braking instead.



(now I'm gonna hide behind a couch before I get hunted down and beaten).
 

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Ones riding technique and conditions will determine how long ones brakes will last. I have read posts where riders say thay get about 14,000 miles out of a set of bake pads. I can only guess that they do a lot of down hill coasting, in neutral, with a tail wind, laying forward, with a heavy trailer.............
 

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Replace the brakes if there is ANY doubt unless you like the metal to metal rgbeard was talking about.
 

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40000 miles is exceptionally good miles for brake pads, but I would suggest treating your Wing to a new set.
 

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Keep an eye on the left front pads as they seem to wear more than the others. Thought is it is because that caliber is linked to the rear brakes. What I have done is switched the left and right pads to get maximum wear out of them. You can also put the rear pads to the front but you cannot put the fronts to the rear. The rear backing plate has a notch in the top of it. Caution!!! New OEM rear pads are thicker than new OEM front pads. Therefore I would not put new OEM rear pads on the front as they may take up to much space?????? You got to wait until you wear them down some. I haven't replcaed my pads yet but I got a new OEM set from Wingstuff.com for $121.49. Final note: Pads are cheaper than rotors!:waving:
 
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