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My 700-4 front brakes went out at 250 mi (30 days). The service dept told me "if you have been in water OR sand, this is normal". I felt brakes should last longer so I called honda cust serv and the rep said there was nothin he could do if the dealer said it was normal.

Has anyone else had front brake trouble?
 

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That sounds like a big load of crap to me. I would be furious with my dealer.
 

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do you drive with both feet ??????? (one on the gas and one on the brake )
i have seen foreman 500 with 5000 miles on them still with the stock brake pads ......
 

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Just some other ideas.
1) Jack up the front and see if they are dragging when you spin the wheels.
2) If the dealer does not fix it, find out if the Pioneer uses the same pads as the Rincon or one of the other honda atvs, then get some replacement pads from EBC. If you have to pay for em, don't put the stock Honda ones back on it if you can get some from EBC.
 

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the bike is completely stock. stock tires, stock rims, no winch, not even a roof! NO hauling, no pulling trailers. I live in La, so no mountain or large hills. I ride around the pasture mostly, but i have taken it to the ATV park 3 times.

I pulled the calipers and inspected the rotors and pads. Everything looks great except the excessive wear.

I have ordered some Kevlar brake pads (for Big Red (they are supposed to fit)) from Amazon. 2 front sets for $37.

Maybe my back brake isn't working hard enough, or maybe my front brakes aren't fully releasing causing them to wear while I ride? Any ideas?
 

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I would think they are dragging. No way they should be worn in 250 miles. Do the rotors show wear? As far as I know, the Honda doesn't have mud wipers on them. But, that would show up on the rotors. If everything checks out, I would think you had a bad set of pads. That happened to me once on a '96 GMC.
 

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mot sure if they are the same but I have over 250 miles and brakes look good and im in mud and water all the time. my dads big red is just now needing brakes. and he doesn't have a gauge cluster but I can guarantee he has over 1000 miles on his
 

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another thing is bleed them good when you change them air in lines and our temps dipping in and out like they have in la will cause drag
 

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another thing is bleed them good when you change them air in lines and our temps dipping in and out like they have in la will cause drag
its only 45 days old, how do you recommend i bleed the brakes? since I dont want to lose much fluid.
 

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I did mine the first day I had it and put synthetic dot 4 in it
 
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