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Offline NIVersysOwner

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4,400 miles did this???
« on: Feb 25, 2019, 06:00 PM »
Ok so as the title says 4,400 miles on my Mk3 V.
But now I need to replace rear brake pads?
Surely they should have lasted 10-15,000+ miles?
I’m not hard on the brakes nor do I ride particularly aggressively. Can’t see why I am using brake pads so fast...
I do rest/hover my foot lightly on the brake lever but I didn’t think it was enough to engage them.





Any ideas?

Also the pin to change the pads is a fucker to get off! Gave up after an hour and 3 broken Allen keys...

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« Last Edit: Feb 25, 2019, 06:22 PM by NIVersysOwner »
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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2019, 06:21 PM »
Yep, that's weird.

Judging by the issue with the pin I would guess a binding pin causing the pads to engage the disc.

My rear discs are 34k miles young.
My front pads lasted 28k miles.

I also don't do a lot of heavy braking.

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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2019, 09:32 PM »


 There also seems to be a lot of crud there. If you are riding on filthy roads it helps to put a thin coat of silicone brake grease on pins and sliding parts of the pads to reduce corrosion and make for easier removal.

 Keeping your foot completely clear of the brake pedal except when using it will help too.

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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 2019, 09:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 There also seems to be a lot of crud there. If you are riding on filthy roads it helps to put a thin coat of silicone brake grease on pins and sliding parts of the pads to reduce corrosion and make for easier removal.

 Keeping your foot completely clear of the brake pedal except when using it will help too.

 Rob.

I didnít know that! I will pick some up this week.
My road is dirty (country lane) and hard to keep bike clean.
Iím gonna take the bike down tomorrow and ask them to have a look or at least loosen them bolts for me.

I will start teaching myself to keep my foot clear.
I only use rear brake in corners for stability or at very slow speeds in town. Never thought Iíd be wearing them down that fast.

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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 2019, 05:07 PM »
I don't commute, so take this with a grain of salt, but my Versys is at around 46K miles and is still using the OEM pads...   :7:  Granted, it's one of those highly sought after Classic Reds that have been proven to be the best Versys vintage. :biker1:

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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #5 on: Feb 26, 2019, 07:29 PM »
Haha fair enough Gus. I am jealous! 46k miles and still on same pads.
I have a target to aim for now then lol.

Well I relented and took it down to Motoplus.
Left the bike with them this morning and went to do my messages.
£15 to install new pads. No rust or corrosion on bolts and bolts came off easy in guys hand.
No idea what I did wrong but glad itís sorted.
Just gonna book it in from now on.
Didnít see the point in debating price.

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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2019, 07:38 PM »
Did you try unscrewing them the wrong way?

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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2019, 08:01 PM »
Haha no I did it the right way. It was just put on by the worlds strongest bolt tightener.

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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #8 on: Feb 28, 2019, 12:45 PM »
Why don't you take it apart now, ensure everything is greased up and then you can  do it yerself next time.
Watch out to the little brass shims  between the capliper and the disc, think they are on the back from memory. they are not that small but when they spring out you spend a good 10 mins figuring out where they fir and which way round.
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Re: 4,400 miles did this???
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2019, 02:45 PM »


   "you spend a good 10 mins figuring out where they fir and which way round."

  Longer than that  :138:.

 Rob.
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