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Author Topic: Brake pads for the front?  (Read 230 times)

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Offline west.c.ridez

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Brake pads for the front?
« on: July 02, 2021, 10:50:56 am »
Hey bolt riders,

It's about that time to get new brake pads, and I was wondering which pads do you guys recommend?

This will be for the front, but curious also for the rear brake pads when the time comes to change them.

Thanks for your time!

Offline pomphan

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Re: Brake pads for the front?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2021, 11:47:07 pm »

Looks like someone dribbled some brake fluid on it then didn't wipe it off well.  Nothing I would worry about.  I'd be more concerned about non-metallic aging parts and engine condition.  If you are not a mechanic yourself, and the asking price is a few thousand euros, then it might pay you in the long run to have a mechanic look at it and give you an estimate for what it would cost to repair.  Motorcycles are notoriously abused, but once in awhile you can find a used one in fair shape.

Offline Gr8

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Re: Brake pads for the front?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2021, 03:11:21 pm »
Frankly, I will go with the Yamaha OEM. They are made out of Sintered material and cost between 30 and 40 bucks from the dealer. My local dealer sells the front ones for 37 bucks, but I saw that on Partzilla site, they are sold for 30 or 32 bucks. You can also go with EBC, but those are more expensive, like over 50 bucks. I dont need to replace mine for another few thousand miles though, but when time comes, I will be going for the OEM ones myself. I have about 9k miles on my bike and my brakes are about half way done. Just checked them over the weekend.

Thanks and Happy Bolting!