Dunno about pad life, but my OEM front pads have always made noise....kind of irritating. I just changed to Lyndall Z pads on my FXD at 7,500 miles (along with Metzeler 880s). Poof...no more brake noise at all. Zero.
I had a lot of squeal during the first 5k, but haven't noticed anything in quite a long while. The service manager told me that I had virtually no wear on the fronts at 10k service. I am on my third set of rear pads.
I think riding style has a lot to do with pad life. Unlike 8-Ball I go through two sets of front pads to one set of rears. As Trooper recommended the Lyndall Z pads are far superior to the stock pads and well worth the extra money. Sometimes on the stock pads brake squeal especially the rears can be cured by simply cleaning the rotor with brake cleaner. I've never experienced brake squeal with the Lyndalls but you should follow the break in procedure on the back of the package.
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