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Good evening Ladies and Gents,

I'm a newbie and I really am impressed with the X knowledge that is present at any given time on this board. I'm also new to the VTX (former Wide Glide rider). I love it!!! My question is about brake pads. What do the sages recommend? Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Charlie
 

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Holy Batsh#t, a convert! Sorry I can't answer your question but there is alot of knowledge here. Someone will pipe in soon. Welcome, Hamph
 

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Looking at your profile that shows on your post above and see 4,400 miles. If that is all there is on the bike then it shouldn't need brakes. I got about 16,000 on mine (would've been more if I had used the front for 70% of the stopping power like you're supposed to). If you need brakes most seem to go with stock again or EBC. I believe the EBC are a little cheaper. The only downside I see to EBC is that they don't have the slit or groove cut in them. This allows the hot air to build up and therefore makes EBC a tad more noiser. Welcome to the VTX Board.
 

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Wrong bike

I also have an '03 750 ACE with 19000 miles. I guess my question was kind of misleading. The VTX will stop on a dime and give you $.08 change!!

Thanks for the info. I'll look into the ones you mentioned.

Again, thanks

Charlie
 

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No matter what brand bike I always lean towards O.E.M. parts when it comes to brakes. You always no that they are designed specifically for your ride.
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you can't say that by looking at the mileage!

when i got my bike this june with 4700 miles - the brake pads front and rear were almost gone. previous owner was more on the brake than on the throttle, i guess. did only driving around the block!

with now over 10k miles - more than the one before did - my pads are still like new (i do mostly tours of 150 to 400 miles, Highway/countryside, instead of riding in the city.)

so all depend on where you ride and how often you are using the brakes.
the best is to pull the front-pad and have a look.
i heard that some guys are not using the front brake so much - they have to look at the rear-pads first.

ride safe
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just forgot

i bought ebc - racing pads at ebay for replacing. they have the slit, too and i payed around $40 for two front and one rear set.
ride safe
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My wife must have been riding your bike before you got it.

you can't say that by looking at the mileage!

when i got my bike this june with 4700 miles - the brake pads front and rear were almost gone. previous owner was more on the brake than on the throttle, i guess. did only driving around the block!

with now over 10k miles - more than the one before did - my pads are still like new (i do mostly tours of 150 to 400 miles, Highway/countryside, instead of riding in the city.)

so all depend on where you ride and how often you are using the brakes.
the best is to pull the front-pad and have a look.
i heard that some guys are not using the front brake so much - they have to look at the rear-pads first.

ride safe
harry
 
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