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Brake Options?

It appears at just over 200 miles, I need to replace my front brake pads. I swear I use my rear brakes 75% of the time, so I do not understand why the front have worn out so fast. Is this normal?

Second, lets see what options you all have chose for brake pads (mind as well list rotors as well if you have replaced them).

What brand is the best in your opinion or had the longest life out of?

Has anyone ran EBC severe duty pads?

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If you ride in a lot of water the grit suspended in the water wears the pads even if you don't use the brakes.

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The EBC brake pads have been by far the longest lasting pads that I have used. But even these will wear fast on a Grizzly in mud conditions.

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Race-driven sells rotor and brake pads in kits,best pricing I have found. Their pads seem to last longer than stockers too

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I've got 1400 miles on original brake pads and still going strong. I'd think something's not quite right with yours. Check for free movement of the sliders. 200 miles wore out is "CanAm kind of wear" not Yamaha . Lol


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I've got 1400 miles on original brake pads and still going strong. I'd think something's not quite right with yours. Check for free movement of the sliders. 200 miles wore out is "CanAm kind of wear" not Yamaha . Lol


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This is not necessarily true. Yes prematurely wearing brake pads could be the result of sticking brake components, but Yamaha Grizzly's are have long been known to be brake pads eaters, especially in muddy conditions. Mud riders, like the guys at Highlifter, have been known to wear out a set of brake pads in a weekend no problem.
My experience has been similar. My old Grizzly 600 (which had the same front brake pads as my 660) could wear out a set of pads in less than 200 kms when mud riding on the cheaper brake pads. I have even got as little as 300 kms on factory OEM brake pads on 3 weekends worth of mud riding. And my brakes worked perfectly fine. There was nothing wrong with my brake components. Thats just the way they are. When I was not riding mud then I could easily get well over 1000 kms on a set of pads. My Grizzly 660 had new EBC pads installed when I bought used over a year ago. They are still there now and are only about 25% worn.
The guys at Highlifter even started making their own brake pads using cut pieces of 1" square stock brass and gluing them to the brake backing plate using epoxy.

The best brake pads I ever used for longevity was EBC sintered long life brake pads. These simply lasted for me and gave me decent brake power and feel. The strongest brakes I used was the OEM brake pads, which gave the strongest brake with the best feel. The OEM pads also works best when wet. Next best that I used was Vesrah pads for feel and braking power.
The worst brake pads I ever used was cheapo eBay brake pads. These simply were dangerous. They had no stopping power. Even less when wet, and lasted no time. Complete waste of money.

I have no experience with the Grizzly 700. This is just my experience with the 600 and 660 models and from my research when I thought I was having premature brake wear.

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Race-driven sells rotor and brake pads in kits,best pricing I have found. Their pads seem to last longer than stockers too

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I heard these are great.
A lot of people run em on the Can-Am forums.
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I heard these are great.
A lot of people run em on the Can-Am forums.
Thats where I get my pads at, I believe they are a site sponsor too

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the longest lasting I have used is factory oem ive not tryied every other brand but out of what I did try oem lasted longer by far I went back oem after some aftermarket pads cost more than oem
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Race Driven pads been good for me

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The heavier secondary spring will help with braking and might add to the life of your brake pads.
Still on the original pads.

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Race-driven sells rotor and brake pads in kits,best pricing I have found. Their pads seem to last longer than stockers too

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Race-driven is who I ended up going with. They seemed to be about half the price of EBC and had a "severe duty" pad as well. I do a lot of mud riding so I guess 200 miles sounds about right. At first I was riding in "high" so the engine was not doing as much braking. Now I ride more in "low" so I rarely have to touch the brakes. I am sure the next set will last much longer.

Thank you for your help.

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i find this weird. i have a 2013 with well over 4500 kms on it i ride a lot of deep dirty water a lot of mud and a lot of steep down hill sections and my stock original pads look brand new ..... am i just lucky

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Race-driven is who I ended up going with. They seemed to be about half the price of EBC and had a "severe duty" pad as well. I do a lot of mud riding so I guess 200 miles sounds about right. At first I was riding in "high" so the engine was not doing as much braking. Now I ride more in "low" so I rarely have to touch the brakes. I am sure the next set will last much longer.

Thank you for your help.
What 's cheaper? Brake pads
or gas and oneway bearings

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i find this weird. i have a 2013 with well over 4500 kms on it i ride a lot of deep dirty water a lot of mud and a lot of steep down hill sections and my stock original pads look brand new ..... am i just lucky
X2... just changed mine on the 700 @ 5400miles.

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360/120 CVT
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