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2006 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4x4 brake pads wearing fast???

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Do aftermarket pads such as the sintered ones make that much of a difference in wear/life if you do a lot of mud and water riding? My girl and I both just went through our front brake pads in about 6 months and we only ride about once per month. We rarely ever use our front brakes because we both have the sealed wet rear brake which is more reliable and we do a thorough pressure washing after every ride. Just riding around with mud caked in there wore them down, I guess. I can't believe our pads are gone already.

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That is strange, however, I am sure that a good quality aftermarket pad designed for extended life will last a bit longer that OEM pads. Also, could you please post the year, make and model of the ATV's you are referring to.

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2008 yamaha big bear 400 4x4 and 2006 kawasaki prairie 360 4x4.

I got a lot of feedback from friends and from other forums about mud wearing pads down fast and the aftermarket pads only giving you a few more weeks of use in addition to wearing your rotors down since their made of harder material. I'll stick with the oem pads and just try to do a better job of keeping them clean.

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You can buy the pad material and make your own.

My friend gets over 1000 miles out of his and mine with all the mud riding are lucky to see 400 miles. I started to take off the rims and wash the hub and brakes really well after every ride it seems to help some.

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Mud will definately wear diwn brake pads, just need to give a good cleaning after a hard ride.

* Adjusted your thread title to include atv info.

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yeah, we put the bikes on an incline and spend about a half hour pressure washing each one after every ride. I'll have to pay more attention to the brakes during that cleaning from now on.

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