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Old 02-10-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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Breaking in Brake Pads

Well I got me some new pads for the SMR and have never really thought about how to properly brake in pads. Is it a matter of increasing pressure of the rotor over stopping distance so as not to glaze, or should I just put a good coat of oil on the rotor ?
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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Don't use oil on your rotors EVER!!!

Use chicken fat... it smokes so you look badass when you pull in the pits AND it smells great!!!
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Well my daughter raises showpigs, so I was really thinking pork grease so I smelled like bacon backing it in.
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Just scrub the rotors with a scotch pad then ride through your hood and do about 10 hard brakes.
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Well my daughter raises showpigs, so I was really thinking pork grease so I smelled like bacon backing it in.
OOhh, I didn't think of that. That's a great idea!!!


Mmmmm, bacon
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Brake in pads, break in pads. My mind is so confused tonight.
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Use Scotchbrite and brake cleaner to remove all of the old pad material from the rotor.
Wipe the rotor clean with a paper towel and brake cleaner.
Install the new pads and do 8-10 stops from 20-30 mph with medium lever pressure.
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Use Scotchbrite and brake cleaner to remove all of the old pad material from the rotor.
Wipe the rotor clean with a paper towel and brake cleaner.
Install the new pads and do 8-10 stops from 20-30 mph with medium lever pressure.
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Some people recommend not coming to a complete stop (release brake pressure while still rolling) when doing the break-in stops to avoid any possible material transfer from the pads to the rotor that could cause rotor scoring. It seems like a remote possibility, but it can't hurt to do it.
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Use Scotchbrite and brake cleaner to remove all of the old pad material from the rotor.
Wipe the rotor clean with a paper towel and brake cleaner.
Install the new pads and do 8-10 stops from 20-30 mph with medium lever pressure.
some sane advice, but not as funny to think about!
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+1 Do not put oil on those new pads.

Or you could do like alot of people do. Slap the pads in and just ride.
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http://www.zeckhausen.com/bedding_in_brakes.htm

works for a motorcycle, it stopped the pulsing my brakes had
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