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Offline Biza

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Brake Pads
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:58:38 pm »
Be careful when fitting aftermarket brake pads.I have fitted rear pads 10 000 km ago and now the disc needs to be replaced (BMW R4 200 + VAT).
The compound of the pads seem to be harder than the disc and therefor there is more wear on the disc.........

Anyone experienced this?
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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 02:04:08 pm »
Depends on the make/compound.
My original fronts lasted 108000km. I replaced with goldfren  @ R199 per set, and replaced
them again yesterday after 44000km @ R279 per set. I noticed no difference in performance,
and the discs havent shown any excessive wear. The are HH rated but clearly softer than the
BMW OEM ones.
 

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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 03:40:45 pm »
Depends on the make/compound.
My original fronts lasted 108000km. I replaced with goldfren  @ R199 per set, and replaced
them again yesterday after 44000km @ R279 per set. I noticed no difference in performance,
and the discs havent shown any excessive wear. The are HH rated but clearly softer than the
BMW OEM ones.

Thanks for the reply, where have you obtained it from? (Think mine is Ferodo)
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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 05:28:36 pm »
I only use SBS...
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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 08:41:30 pm »
Depends on the make/compound.
My original fronts lasted 108000km. I replaced with goldfren  @ R199 per set, and replaced
them again yesterday after 44000km @ R279 per set. I noticed no difference in performance,
and the discs havent shown any excessive wear. The are HH rated but clearly softer than the
BMW OEM ones.

Thanks for the reply, where have you obtained it from? (Think mine is Ferodo)
Ferodo platinum are rated well for the GS's.
The goldfren are available from Startline.
 

Offline TheBear

Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 09:24:44 pm »
Depends on the make/compound.
My original fronts lasted 108000km. I replaced with goldfren  @ R199 per set, and replaced
them again yesterday after 44000km @ R279 per set. I noticed no difference in performance,
and the discs havent shown any excessive wear. The are HH rated but clearly softer than the
BMW OEM ones.

Thanks for the reply, where have you obtained it from? (Think mine is Ferodo)
Ferodo platinum are rated well for the GS's.
The goldfren are available from Startline.

How do you find Goldfren?  I tried it and it didn't last anywhere near anything else I have used.
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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 10:56:52 pm »
Depends on the make/compound.
My original fronts lasted 108000km. I replaced with goldfren  @ R199 per set, and replaced
them again yesterday after 44000km @ R279 per set. I noticed no difference in performance,
and the discs havent shown any excessive wear. The are HH rated but clearly softer than the
BMW OEM ones.

Thanks for the reply, where have you obtained it from? (Think mine is Ferodo)
Ferodo platinum are rated well for the GS's.
The goldfren are available from Startline.

How do you find Goldfren?  I tried it and it didn't last anywhere near anything else I have used.
They didnt give me what the OEM's did, but at the price I'm OK with the life.
 

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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 01:42:31 pm »
How do you find Goldfren?  I tried it and it didn't last anywhere near anything else I have used.
They didnt give me what the OEM's did, but at the price I'm OK with the life.

Agreed on price versus lenth of service, so Goldfren is worth the bucks.  Just wondering if it was just me.

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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 05:13:26 pm »
Does it void your warranty if you use aftermarket brake pads?

Dont want to pitch at my next service and get a squif eye from the mechanic and a warranty void stamp on my forehead.
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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2018, 10:57:42 am »
Where to get Goldfren in Cape Town?
 

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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2018, 06:43:15 pm »
I bought some SBS pads this morning.
I noticed with interest that the one pad has thicker friction material than the other.
Apparently this is normal for that model.   :patch:
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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2018, 07:51:27 pm »
I bought some SBS pads this morning.
I noticed with interest that the one pad has thicker friction material than the other.
Apparently this is normal for that model.   :patch:

That is peculiar.

How much did you pay?
 

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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 03:40:01 pm »
Put that thicker one on the inside or where the rod pushes againt the disk.. ;)

But strange thought its the same thickness..
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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2018, 05:39:27 pm »
Got quote from Marius at Promoto today.
R939 for 3 sets of Goldfrens delivered to nearest Postnet.
Thats R280 per set and R99 delivery charge.
 

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Re: Brake Pads
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 07:52:38 pm »
I bought some SBS pads this morning.
I noticed with interest that the one pad has thicker friction material than the other.
Apparently this is normal for that model.   :patch:

That is peculiar.

How much did you pay?

Nah, not peculiar.  Fat pad goes on piston side of those one piston floating calipers.

SBS is around R500 per set at GPS4Africa.

Just a note on rear pads for the pre-LC GS.  The shape of the pads are identical to others bikes with opening gap of caliper smaller than the GS.  You could therefore get a set for R250, or one for R500.  The R250 set sounds like a bargain, but will only last half as long.  Basically no difference in price except you need to swing spanners more regularly. , I am just mentioning because I have heard guys say: "That Goldfren/SBS/Whatever is crap, only lasted 8000km".
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