News flash: motorcycle brake discs are expensive! And in associated news, brake pads wear out over time. So, if you don’t want to hear that dreaded metal-on-metal sound of the brake pad backing material contacting your disc, give your pads a quick look-see a couple times a season – more frequently when the pads start to wear thin. The good news is that brake materials are better and longer lasting than ever. So, when you do change your pads, it’s likely to be relatively cheap upgrade from stock. How do you know when the pads are due for a swap? If the material is 2mm or less.

MO Wrenching: How To Replace Brake Pads