Rotor is straight and smooth, no mud, the pad retaining pin was replaced with the pads, the caliper pins and caliper are in good condition. The wear is even, it's just really fast. I think I might only get 3 more rides or so out of these pads. I put them in maybe 2 months ago. I don't ride that much. I usually clean with a little Dawn dish soap on a scrub brush and water (no pressure wash).
i know on snowmobiles you're supposed to break in the pads to get more time out of them. on the sleds your supposed to just build up a bit of momentum then hit the brakes really hard to warm the pads up. once they are hot, you let them cool.
I can see pad break-in making the difference between the pads lasting 45 hours instead 50 hours, but it seems like these pads are only going to go 15-20 hours tops. I'd run sintered metal pads for longer life, but I don't like the grabbyness.
Do you have any suggestions for other pads? I like a nice smooth and linear braking response from my effort on the lever. I don't like a hard initial bite, that makes riding in the slick stuff tricky. I really like the feel and performance of these pads, except that they are a tiny bit soft while cold. But, the wear rate is almost unacceptable.