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Old 06-10-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Super Tenere Rear Brake pad consumption...

I made this a thread because I'm curious of other's experiences with this. It's my only real bitch/head scratcher with this bike.

Me: 2012 with 36,000 miles. Never ridden "hard".

I just ordered my 3rd set of rear pads. (each set lasts 18,000 miles).

The front pads are at about 50%. Original.

This does not compute for me.


I found OEM rear pads at Rocky Mtn. for $30. Dealer wants $60ish.

please chime in with your tips or knowledge.

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:10 PM   #2
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Me too. My 2013's rears were toast at 18k. I rarely touch the rear brake. Must be how the linked brakes are set up.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:15 PM   #4
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Mule,

thanks but I only see one post on that.

I'm computer retarded by the way.

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:18 PM   #5
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Me too. My 2013's rears were toast at 18k. I rarely touch the rear brake. Must be how the linked brakes are set up.
I've been around "linked" brakes in the past.

Don't recall this type of wear.

I agree with you though, what else could it be but this?

Is there a recall or bulletin I missed?

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Old 06-10-2015, 05:43 PM   #6
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In 45k miles my Tenere has eaten 4 sets of rear pads and a rotor.

I'm currently waiting on the "updated" rear caliper piston and seal that Yamaha shows in the parts diagram.

I think the rear caliper hangs and that is what rocks through the pads.

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Old 06-10-2015, 06:28 PM   #7
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And just to be the contrarian, just over 40k miles on my 2012, original rear and front brake pads. Very little wear on either.

That is not abnormal for me though. I have 230,000 miles on my 2006 Scion egg car (manual) and am still on the original brakes.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:16 AM   #8
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I made this a thread because I'm curious of other's experiences with this. It's my only real bitch/head scratcher with this bike.

Me: 2012 with 36,000 miles. Never ridden "hard".

I just ordered my 3rd set of rear pads. (each set lasts 18,000 miles).

The front pads are at about 50%. Original.
That is consistent with the wear on my 2012s (I have two of them). The computer applies the rear as needed, so even though I thought I was never touching them, the rears were being applied for me (and you too). A shop caught it during a flat repair in central Russia at 17,000 miles. I thought they had to be joking, but sure enough, the front pads were about 60% used and the rear pads were were almost to metal.

I just put it on my list to change the rears at 16,000 now - its a pretty easy job.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:17 AM   #9
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Yes!

On my 2012 S10, I used up the rear pads pretty quick. So far on my 2014 S10 at 17,000kms, they still look very good. Don't know why the difference. Other than the newer bike is better in just about every way.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:33 AM   #10
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Definitely linked brakes will increase rear pad wear, but it could also be caused by use of non-sintered pads in back (along with a softer rear rotor to match). BMW does this on the GS, and the brakes wear accordingly.

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Old 06-11-2015, 07:14 PM   #11
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My original rear pads were worn out at 15.5K.

I replaced them with EBC HH pads and at 31K the EBC pads still look great.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:24 AM   #12
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I had to replace the OEM pads at 13k miles. The pad material was around 1mm left! I didn't even think to inspect them, just happened to be replacing a rear tire at a lucky time and caught it. I just replaced with OEM, but will check out EBC or something else for the next set.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:10 AM   #13
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Yep just ordered my 3rd set at 32,667 miles and a new clutch to go with it.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:43 PM   #14
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Yep just ordered my 3rd set at 32,667 miles and a new clutch to go with it.

Surprised to hear about the clutch.

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Old 06-12-2015, 08:19 PM   #15
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I'm at 20,000 miles and last I looked the rears were still plenty good a couple thousand miles back. I expect 30 or 40K out of them, but will keep an eye on them.
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