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    on: Jun 05, 2022, 05:21 pm
    Jun 05, 2022, 05:21 pm
    I just replaced the front brake pads on the Mk1 for the first time at 52K miles.  They weren't down to the metal, but I am going to meet Rob later in the month (yes, he is out of bread, again...   :015:) on what is probably going to be a ~3K mile trip, so I decided it would be better to start with fresh set of pads.  I got a set of EBC HH pads (FA229HH and FA231HH for left and right respectively).  I was surprised they were smooth and didn't have grooves, but then I went back to the site and sure enough they show pictures of pads with no grooves.  52K miles also added up to a lot of brake dust caked on the calipers and pistons, so judicious use of brake cleaner, a toothbrush (no, not the one I actually use to brush my teeth...  :138:) and a rag got the calipers looking like new again and ready to accept those new pads.

    Now I have to keep the bike another 52K miles to see if these last as long as the OEM Tokicos...    :008:


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    Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2022, 06:58 pm
    Jun 05, 2022, 06:58 pm
    i was always amazed at the longevity of the oem pads, considering they work pretty well too

    hope you used the wife's toothbrush.......i always did....(right up to the divorce)  :notsure:


    make sure Rob gets 2 pints of milk this time, he's never away from the shops...any excuse for a ride.... :whistle:

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    Reply #2 on: Jun 05, 2022, 07:10 pm
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    Wal, I always appreciate your advice, but I don't want my wife to divorce me.  I swear it was not her toothbrush either...   :whistle:


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    Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2022, 10:17 pm
    Jun 05, 2022, 10:17 pm

     3K miles, you say  :033: ... I'll have to consult with the cat. Maybe the thought of 2 pints of milk will sweeten him  :notsure: .

     I'll be looking forward to the ride report, Gustavo  :007:

     Rob.
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