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Re: Galfer Pads Replaced
Written by Leland Sheppard on 9/4/2012 at 12:00 am

Hi Tim,

The pads only lasted 15,394 miles?

Holy smokes.

My '94 lasted 132,000 miles (I just checked my records), my '89 has
lasted 145,000 and counting, my '90 has lasted 123,000 and counting and
even my '96 with the sidecar has almost 32,000 and counting... My
GL1800 needed pads for the left front caliper only at about 60,000...

Besides stopping too much ( :-) ), I'm guessing you aren't using engine
braking?

Wow.

Have you been replacing them that often for all of the miles you have
ridden on your PCs?

Leland


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Leland Sheppard
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Message Thread for message #116245

Tim Davies
9/3/2012, 12:00 am
Galfer Pads Replaced
Some of you may remember in August of 2011 I replaced my OEM brake rotors with Galfer Wave Rotors. Having a PC with a sporty front fender, the cool look is always on display.I just replaced my pads at 15,394 miles after 13 mo. of riding. Gal

    Tim Davies
    9/3/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: PC800: Galfer Pads Replaced
    Oops! That's not 13 months of riding. It should read "9 mo." I forgot we had winter in there betwee August of last year and today.Tim DaviesSeneca Falls, NYYankeeSmuggler II 1998Sent from my iPhone 4S

    David
    9/4/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Galfer Pads Replaced
    You only got 15,000 out of a set of pads???

    Tim Davies
    9/4/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: PC800: Re: Galfer Pads Replaced
    I guess I stop too much:-)I might try sintered pads next time instead of the organic pads I have now and before.Tim DaviesSeneca Falls, NYYankeeSmuggler II 1998Sent from my iPhone 4S

    Leland Sheppard
    9/4/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Galfer Pads Replaced
    Hi Tim,The pads only lasted 15,394 miles?Holy smokes.My '94 lasted 132,000 miles (I just checked my records), my '89 has lasted 145,000 and counting, my '90 has lasted 123,000 and counting and even m

    wynndungey
    9/5/2012, 12:00 am
    Re: Galfer Pads Replaced
    Tail-gating also wears out brake pads much faster. If you leave a lot of space in front of you, closing the throttle works as well as braking does without the space.