wow, you boys sure use the brakes alot. i have 5000 miles on a set with lots of pad to go.
I also have over 5000 miles of desert riding on my oem pads with lots of brake pad left.Just started on my third set of brake pads - consistently get 12,000+ miles out of a set.
That’s desert and mountain riding that avoids mud and water as much as possible - brakes get used the hardest when a mud or water puddle is spotted up ahead.
If you’re just cruising trails, SOMETHING is wrong if you’re getting sub-1,000 miles out of set - if your plowing mud, you’re doing GREAT!
Here in Oklahoma, we do a lot of river, mud, sand, you name it, and hard...I just replaced rears with 1,000 miles on them almost no material left..caught them just in time..I actually was just going to grease the wheel bearings and ended up saving the rotors from damageI know you mud eaters back east live in a different world. The mud is like grinding compound on brake pads.
If you live or ride in very hilly terrain, do not ride the brakes hard all the way down the steep hills.
Try this, put it in low range before you descend. Burp the throttle to be sure the clutch is engaged.
You will get a LOT of "engine braking". On the steepest hills you may need to assist with light braking.
We have steep mountains out here too.