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Offline dustlover

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After market brake pads
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:58:41 pm »
I am about to replace my brake pads on my 2015 GS 1200 Adv LC.

I was thinking of buying a third party supplier part. I see the options seem to be a choice between Galfer and SBS. Does anybody here have experience of these brands and a recommendation? Or experience or recommendation of any others?

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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 03:33:00 pm »
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 10:37:45 am »
Been using SBS for many thousands of kilometers with no complaints.
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 04:59:44 pm »
I fitted SBS today and I see there were different part numbers on the old pads, and only the RHS pad had that backing plate on. All looks good though so tomorrow a test ride and see if all is cool. SBS were both the same size. Is this a problem? I did 30k on the originals and there was probably another 5k left.
 

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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 09:21:06 pm »
I used SBS for more than 100 000km on my Dakar.

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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 04:12:39 am »
I hear you but I was wondering about the different part numbers on the original pads whereas the SBS pads were identical and if this would affect the performance of the brakes.
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 08:12:59 am »
I hear you but I was wondering about the different part numbers on the original pads whereas the SBS pads were identical and if this would affect the performance of the brakes.

Sometimes you have an identical brake pad with different thicknesses so each would have their own part number .
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 08:18:32 am »
I hear you but I was wondering about the different part numbers on the original pads whereas the SBS pads were identical and if this would affect the performance of the brakes.

Sometimes you have an identical brake pad with different thicknesses so each would have their own part number .

Or different constituent materials?
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 10:15:24 am »
I hear you but I was wondering about the different part numbers on the original pads whereas the SBS pads were identical and if this would affect the performance of the brakes.

Sometimes you have an identical brake pad with different thicknesses so each would have their own part number .

Or different constituent materials?

Unlikely but theoretically possible.  8)
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 12:31:13 pm »
I hear you but I was wondering about the different part numbers on the original pads whereas the SBS pads were identical and if this would affect the performance of the brakes.

Sometimes you have an identical brake pad with different thicknesses so each would have their own part number .

Or different constituent materials?

Generally not , they will have a part number for the pad and then a code for the compound
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2020, 02:48:55 pm »
Thanks guys for the info, much appreciated, I wasn't worried about the SBS pads, they top quality, I was wondering why BMW fit different thicknesses of pads on. I suppose that the one wears more than the other, whether the inner one or the outer. The ride this morning was lekker, now to get the XRL started after being standing for four months.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2020, 06:49:04 pm »
Thanks guys for the info, much appreciated, I wasn't worried about the SBS pads, they top quality, I was wondering why BMW fit different thicknesses of pads on. I suppose that the one wears more than the other, whether the inner one or the outer. The ride this morning was lekker, now to get the XRL started after being standing for four months.  :thumleft:

Yes some sets have a thicker one on one side, usually single sided calipers where the caliper moves as there are only pistons on one side. :biggrin:
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Re: After market brake pads
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2020, 11:13:41 pm »
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