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How are your front brakes holding up??

Mine are getting weak already, from the pads being worn (250 miles). Dano said his pads are gone already (around 900 miles). But we do ride a lot of water and mud. Ecspecially Dan.
 

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havent checked my pads but i have noticed me having to "pump"sometimes now as opposed to before.

I think i have 300 miles or so
 

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Mine are getting pretty weak I have to pump them a little. I think I have about 300 miles on them, most of it mud and water.
 

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I have 900 hundred hard miles on mine and they still work like new. I do notice that if I go in deep water thats cold I have to pump them once or twice to build up pressure.
 

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Mine are still working like new
 

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not that it matters but.

i was lookin at some part numbers the other day and noticed that the foreman 500 uses the same brakepads as the 400ex. just thought some might want to know??
 

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i had to adjust mine brakes and also the ranchers brakes already
 

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Re: not that it matters but.

QUOTE ("nonnieselman":2hz7zq5v)
i was lookin at some part numbers the other day and noticed that the foreman 500 uses the same brakepads as the 400ex. just thought some might want to know??
Good Info!
 

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Re: not that it matters but.

QUOTE ("nonnieselman":89aeigmr)
i was lookin at some part numbers the other day and noticed that the foreman 500 uses the same brakepads as the 400ex. just thought some might want to know??
You sure about that???

The 400EXs pads look nothing like the Foreman's. The 450R's are closer, but still different. Different part numbers and different prices on Service Honda. Not to mention the 500 usues a different set of pads on the right and left front.
 

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We'll after this weekend my pads are shot..I think I have 200 miles on mine,,100 hrs..Too much mud.
 

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i was looking in the new rockymountainatv catalog and saw that the 400ex uses PN TA84X foreman 500 4x4 uses PN TA84X. they are tusk carbon. unless the catalog is wrong. 450r uses PN TA185X. i have not compared the 400ex pad to the foreman 500 pad so i was goin by part numbers.

Thanks for clearing it up.
 

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Mine still works Great

i have about 200 miles on them and i have had it in all kinds of conditions. i just clean them after every ride.
 

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230 miles=======WORE OUT.... where can you buy 'em cheap
 

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ive checked every were no go catologe say there the same as rubicons there not 57.00 a set a is a side thats for 2 u need 4 that would be 2 sets go figure they gotcha coming aqnd going b***ards
 

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So what do ya'll consider better. The "old" drum brakes or the new
disk brakes. My drum brakes still stop me on a dime. I do keep them
maintained though. About 3-4 times a year i will take the drum cover
off & clean out the brakes & put some new grease around the rubber
seal & if needed, adjust the brakes. I ride in lots of water, so if drums
were that bad, i should be the person they would go out on. Although
my buddy who has a 2003 Rubicon, his breaks are shot. He never
maintains them though. So i guess drums require a lot more maintainence
& the disk require new pads alot. So which is better, 'cause if mine ever
wear out, i want to put the disk break conversion kit on.
 

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well so far I love the Honda disc brakes, wasnt all that impressed with the HL disc brakes, they ate through pads like crazy!!
 

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So drums or disk?
 

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Well i like the Honda disc, aftermarket discs are ok, but when they work they work well. If you can get a good deal, then go for it, but if your drums work well, I wouldnt switch.
 

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Thanks Robb. Like i said, drums work great as long as you keep
them maintained. And they do require a lot more service than disk.
 
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