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STX Honda 1300 cc motorcycle brakes effectiveness

I am riding an Honda STX 1300 cc 7 months old bike, recently I changed both the front and rear brake pads. After about a week later I noticed the pads were giving off a king off rubbing sound during braking. Need you advice what could be the possible fault

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Souns possible that the pads have become glazed a very light abrasive to the pad face should help wearing pads in on bikes is never the same and it depends on the type of pad you use the higher friction copper based are the better and worth looking into as they last longer and protect the disk also hope this helps you

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