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Hello everyone. I just recently upgraded to a V Star and am very proud of it. I ride a 2003 Yamaha V Star Silverado 1100. Now, after a month of riding I noticed that the brakes are shot and have immediately affected the rotors. I went to the Yamaha dealer in my area to get a price on replacing everything, although the rear rotor and brakes were the real problem. I got an estimate (parts only) for $650. I didn't even ask what installation would be for these. Is this an average price, and if not where else should I look for these parts. Thank you everyone in advance. Glad to be a member of the V Star community.
 

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Hello everyone. I just recently upgraded to a V Star and am very proud of it. I ride a 2003 Yamaha V Star Silverado 1100. Now, after a month of riding I noticed that the brakes are shot and have immediately affected the rotors. I went to the Yamaha dealer in my area to get a price on replacing everything, although the rear rotor and brakes were the real problem. I got an estimate (parts only) for $650. I didn't even ask what installation would be for these. Is this an average price, and if not where else should I look for these parts. Thank you everyone in advance. Glad to be a member of the V Star community.
I happen to have the exact same bike, year and model and also bought it recently. My brakes with installation were $180 at the dealer.
What color is your Silverado.....root beer and burgandy?
 

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Is that a price for all three sets of pad replacements, plus labor? If it is you got a steal!
 

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I was talking about the $180. $650 seems way high. Are they replacing disks? The pads are about $40 per set at dealer, you can find yamaha brand ones cheaper on ebay. They are real easy to change, I did my front pads, both sets, in about 15 minutes. The rears were a little more time consuming maybe 30 minutes. LOL they are retained by pins and I had to figure it out. A Bar clamp, the correct size wrenches and a pair of pliers is all you need.
 

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I run the EBC pads on my 06 1100, cost is roughly $28 per caliper. I am on my 6th set for the front and 5th set for the rear. Lots of stop and go traffic. A can of Brake Kleene and a rag, couple of wrenches, some way to squeeze the pistons back into the calipers and you are on your way. Remember you will get brake fluid out of the master cyl if it is too full when you start. The brake fluid kills paint if left on more than a few minutes.
good luck
 
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