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Old 14th August 2015, 12:32   #571
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I left my CBR for its paid service yesterday at Silicon Honda, Bangalore. Today I got a call saying that the front disc brake pads need to be replaced. I use my bike extremely rarely and it has done only 5700 kms in the past 3 years.

Is it possible that brake pads can wear out so early? I'm not a really aggressive rider but not a sedate one either. My riding style is moderate for a 250cc bike.

Kindly advise as I have to give him the confirmation soon. Is it really necessary?
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Old 14th August 2015, 12:42   #572
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I dont think that the break pads would wear out so soon.
You should go probably take a look at them before giving the green signal for them to change.
Also, while riding did you ever feel that the brakes are not effective?
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Old 14th August 2015, 12:44   #573
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Is it possible that brake pads can wear out so early? I'm not a really aggressive rider but not a sedate one either. My riding style is moderate for a 250cc bike.
It is very difficult to answer this without having a look at the pads Sir. As you said the life of pads purely depends on the riding style. There are some who have worn it out at 3k and some who have used for 10k.

My bike is at 7.7K on the Odo and the pad looks good for another 2-2.5K easily. Sorry I cant add further value w.r.t your question.
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Old 14th August 2015, 13:08   #574
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Thanks a lot for your reply!
The S.A too said that it depends on usage. But I think I'll get it replaced just to be safe. I just wanted to know if I'm being taken for a ride!

Thank you!
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Old 14th August 2015, 14:50   #575
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Thanks a lot for your reply!
The S.A too said that it depends on usage. But I think I'll get it replaced just to be safe. I just wanted to know if I'm being taken for a ride!

Thank you!
Get hold of your old brake pads and have a look at them. You will get an idea on when to get them replaced the next time.
Insist with your SA to have them returned.
I changed the brake pads on my CBR ABS @11k kms. It still had some life in it.
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Old 14th August 2015, 15:38   #576
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I dont think that the break pads would wear out so soon.
You should go probably take a look at them before giving the green signal for them to change.
Also, while riding did you ever feel that the brakes are not effective?
I asked him not to change the brake pads. I still think they're working fine. I never felt the brakes to be ineffective till now.

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Get hold of your old brake pads and have a look at them. You will get an idea on when to get them replaced the next time.
Insist with your SA to have them returned.
I changed the brake pads on my CBR ABS @11k kms. It still had some life in it.
Yep, not getting them changed yet. I'll see for how long these will last. My rear disc brake plate was changed in the last service though. I was surprised then too as to how it gets worn out so quickly!

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Old 29th August 2015, 15:55   #577
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Have been wanting to buy a CBr250r ABS for quite some time now. Was waiting for some clarity on the new launches. Now that we know it's only going to be updated graphics, does it still make sense to buy one? Planning to keep this for atleast the next 5-7 years. A bit worried that they would be out of production soon, and would it affect spares, service etc.
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Old 13th September 2015, 18:13   #578
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Hey. My CBR was lying idle for a month. It's 2011 ABS model done 12k kms.
I Tried starting it yday but the only noise I can hear is a 'krrrr krrr.'

The engine is doesn't seem to be turning. Lights and horn are all working fine.
Is the starter motor the culprit ??

Keeping the starter button pressed for 5 secs results in the ABS light starting to blink. When the bike is switched off n on it returns to normal position of staying on.

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Have been wanting to buy a CBr250r ABS for it..,.............. worried that they would be out of production soon, and would it affect spares, service etc.
It's been in production for 4 years now and a lot of them have been sold. Spares and service is not issue at all. Apart for the ASS u can get spares at the local spares shop as well.

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How many kilometers done aargee? Any updates?
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Old 29th December 2015, 15:41   #580
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How many kilometers done aargee? Any updates?
Shall we start with some fancy numbers?
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Old 31st December 2015, 19:12   #581
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Then after that...
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Old 1st January 2016, 05:02   #582
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Hey. My CBR was lying idle for a month. It's 2011 ABS model done 12k kms.
I Tried starting it yday but the only noise I can hear is a 'krrrr krrr.'

The engine is doesn't seem to be turning. Lights and horn are all working fine.
Is the starter motor the culprit ??

Keeping the starter button pressed for 5 secs results in the ABS light starting to blink. When the bike is switched off n on it returns to normal position of staying on.
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The problem is not with your starter motor. It is with the battery.

Although the battery may have enough power to operate the lights and horn, these items use a relatively low amount of power.
Your starter motor on the other hand uses a lot of power when it is operating. If the power is not there, the motor will not run like it should.

Some may recommend getting the battery recharged and if the battery is less than 2 years old, that might fix the problem.
If the battery is older than 2 years, recharging it will be a temporary solution at best.

If it has been over 3 years since the battery was replaced, your battery needs replacing.

Even if you have been keeping the fluid level up to the recommended level, batteries rarely last over 3 years. That's just the nature of a lead acid battery.
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Old 1st January 2016, 11:39   #583
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The next sequence will take atleast 2 years for me to complete; until then...
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Old 4th January 2016, 18:16   #584
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And for the grand finale...
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Old 4th January 2016, 18:34   #585
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And for the grand finale...
That is some awesome mile munching Aargee! Congrats on reaching that number.
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