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Rear brake life
Written by yankeesmuggler on 3/16/2012 at 04:03 pm

I have 150,000 miles on this 98 Pacific Coast and I had 124,000 miles
on my previous 98 Pacific Coast (new from Honda). I've never replace
a rear brake part.

Tim Davies
Seneca Falls, NY
Yankee Smuggler II 1998 (150,000 mi)

On Mar 16, 2012, at 11:35 AM, revconprince wrote:

> For those who have tons of miles on your bike, how long do the rear
> brakes last? With 36K miles, is it possible for them to be be worn
> out? They started making noise today. They also clunk when I first
> apply the brake. I really don't want to pull the rear wheel if I
> don't have to, I have better things to do with my time, but should
> I be suspicious of the pad wear?
>
>

Message Thread for message #111342

revconprince
3/16/2012, 03:35 pm
Rear brake life
For those who have tons of miles on your bike, how long do the rear brakes last? With 36K miles, is it possible for them to be be worn out? They started making noise today. They also clunk when I first apply the brake. I really don't want to

    gibinmich
    3/16/2012, 03:42 pm
    Rear brake life
    Unless your real hard on the back brake they should be fine. Take the rear wheel off and look. Take a clean wire brush to the pads to clean them up. Wipe the dust out of the drum. Grease the pivot points also. If the stablizer bar from the ba

    yankeesmuggler
    3/16/2012, 04:03 pm
    Rear brake life
    I have 150,000 miles on this 98 Pacific Coast and I had 124,000 miles on my previous 98 Pacific Coast (new from Honda). I've never replace a rear brake part. Tim Davies Seneca Falls, NY Yankee Smuggler II 1998 (150,000 mi) On

      tradewinds1964
      3/17/2012, 12:59 am
      Rear brake life
      Mine makes noise as well just before coming to a stop...around the 10 or 15 mph mark. I just slow until right before the squeak and then just use the front brake to stop. I did replace mine after first getting the bike, but they still make a

    attitudehats
    3/17/2012, 04:44 am
    Rear brake life
    Years ago, I acquired a neglected and abused 89 with 14k miles. I used it to commute year round everyday in heavy to very heavy stop + go rush hour traffic. About 5200 miles a tears. May not sound like much, but after a couple of years+, I wo