HONDA PIONEER BRAKE FADE

HONDA PIONEER BRAKE FADE

HONDA PIONEER BRAKE FADE

Dear Sarge,

We have a 2017 Honda Pioneer 700-4 and it is used on steep trails and steep paved hills. We are experiencing brake fade. Maybe from driving too fast, maybe from too much braking. Just wondering if there was an easy fix for this brake fade.

Carl Meriwether

Monson, Massachusetts

Private Fairweather,

Burning up those 4 legal miles on paved roads in Massachusetts are we Boot?! Honda Pioneer brake fade can be reduced in several ways. 1. Change your tires to something hard like the Carlisle All Trail Tires for better control. See here: https://www.carlislebrandtires.com/our-products/product-detail/all-trail/.  2. Swap out your brake fluid for DOT 5.1 Glycol Ether/Borate Ester with better high temperature resistance. DOT 3’s wet boiling point is only 284°F assuming you have some water in your brake system (and you most likely do). DOT 4’s is 311°F and DOT 5.1’s is 356°F. When your brakes get spongy with heat it is most likely caused by the water boiling and causing steam. Steam can be compressed, thus the sponginess in the brake pedal. 3. Upgrade your brake pads to EBC SV Severe Duty Sintered Brake Pads, FA714SV, FA712SV, the best high temperature brake pads EBC has. That lead foot of yours deserves that 32 km Hump with a ruck of 70 pounds in eight hours! Start Humping Marine! Dissmissed!

See UTV Action’s full test on the Honda Pioneer 700-4 here: HONDA PIONEER 700-4 DELUXE – UTV Action Magazine

 

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