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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL (The Dub-C)
OK, so a couple of questions here for ya...
What is your goal for the pad replacement? "Strong" pads don't really mean much without qualification on that in YOUR VIEW! You see, the mileage itself doesn't matter. You replace the pads when they're worn out. If that happens in 5,000 miles or 25,000 miles will depend on the pad material and how they're used. The pads have wear marks on them like tires do. Once you hit that mark, it's time to start looking for new ones and get them out of there.
Track or race-orientated pads serve primarily to address the fade issue under repeated, hard use. It's also a personal "feel" issue. I hate the types of pads that you have to squeeze really hard on to get the reaction out of them. I like that hard initial bite when the lever it squeezed. So that's why I change the pads out. Vesrah and Carbon Lorraine pads are great in this regard. For me that is. And the higher price of them is worth it. But it's a feedback/confidence issue, not with mileage. I want my brakes to feel a certain way.
If you follow the maintenance schedule, the fluid should be changed out ever 2 years or roughly that. It absorbs water and that degrades the fluid. So that's usual timeframe if it's normal street use. Race track and brake part servicing can shorten that time.
The Gen 5 already comes stock with stainless brake lines, so what's the goal of swapping those in the future?
I may not be perfect, but at least I don't ride a Suzuki.
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