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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2008, 07:49:42 pm »
I have been using Ferodo's in both my 1200 and Carbonlorraine on the Dakar and rear brakes of the 1200 and never ever once had any problems.

Why would Ferodo or EBC sell the pads for the 1200, with ABS nogal, if their would be any problem? The rear Brembo (OEM) units the one pad is thicker than the other, to compensate for the movement of the caliper. I removed a set of Carbonlorraine pads from my rear yesterday and they had worn off exactly the same. Even if they didn't, it's still cheaper to fit aftermarket. And BTW, my local dealer charged me nearly R600 for a rear set last year if I remember correctly. Well he wanted to, I gave them back.

The rear ones cost R210 and you fit them in 9min34sec flat yourself. I paid R380 for a set of Ferodo Sintered pads a few days ago for my new 1200GS. I fitted a pair to my wife's bike a month ago. It took me less than 20min to clean the brake parts and refit the pads.

The OEM units are Brembo made, and they cost around the same as the other aftermarket ones, then you understand how you get screwed by BMW. More than a 100% profit on the front pads
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2008, 08:00:35 pm »
Fanks Michnus.  :thumleft:

I though he was janking my chain, but seeing that my bike is still under warranty I was cautious and didn't want to take any chances.

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2008, 08:01:46 pm »
And we won't mention BMW's brake warranty.... :biggrin: :pot:
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2008, 08:04:47 pm »
That's why I got such a heated debate with our local dealer, the brakes are only under warranty for 15000km or so they say. My bike was still under warranty but had 30000km on the odo. So when I didn't want it, he also told me I HAVE to because the bike is under warranty, but what can go wrong? Only the rotor, and they will not replace it in any case, so I stuck to my after market parts I got from our KTM dealer.
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2008, 09:32:12 pm »
this is the most legend forum in the world  ;D
Thanks for all the info chaps!
michnus - you in PE i assume? Where did you get those pads for the 650? you order from online or is there somewhere in PE?
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2008, 10:00:11 pm »
In EL. The KTM dealer in EL order them for me. I am sure any other dealer, Honda, Kawa whoever can get them for you. Just not BMW.  :)

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2008, 10:05:34 pm »
Under normal use brake pads should last more than 15000km, so what is BMW's problem if you fit alternative pads after this? There is a 'directive' somewhere in the BMW paper system that discs WILL NOT be exchanged under warranty if the bike has done more than 15000km, so if any BMW employee tells you that you HAVE TO fit BMW pads because of the warranty, tell him to choose a finger! :deal:
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2008, 02:47:39 pm »
In EL. The KTM dealer in EL order them for me. I am sure any other dealer, Honda, Kawa whoever can get them for you. Just not BMW.  :)

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2009, 09:27:27 pm »
When Honey went in for her 110k service, teccie tunes me nooit brake pads are farked.

Me dicided fark that, getting the aftermarket ones.

Got a set of SBS brake pads from WOA. R250 per set X 3 set. Gooi them in, happy days and off I go.

Yesterday coming home I hear this strange grinding noise. Pop out the pads, the ones on the right disk is gone - metal on metal. Bike now on 113 460kays, so effectively got 3400 kays on the useless SBS pads. WTF!!!!!!!!!! The left and rear ones wil manage another few kays  ???

This morning a new tube of Vaseline and off to Bavaria I go -  R1140 per set, so 2 set for the front plus another for the rear @#$%^#$%^&*()(*&^% R3k later and now I have a set of pads (no not the freedom type) that should last me at least 20 000 km's!

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2009, 09:33:34 pm »
I hear you abt goedkoop koop is duur koop, but R3k is stiff ??? :o :o

Sommer so sonder vaseline
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2009, 11:43:18 pm »
Bliksem Leo that's bad, the Ferodo's on both my 1200's will roughly do the same as the OEM ones. I dont know SBS, stick with Ferodo in future, maar moer, R3K fok dis nie reg nie!  :o

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2009, 06:19:07 am »
Bliksem Leo that's bad, the Ferodo's on both my 1200's will roughly do the same as the OEM ones. I dont know SBS, stick with Ferodo in future, maar moer, R3K fok dis nie reg nie!  :o

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2009, 03:16:43 pm »
Guscott's in PE stock the Ferodo pads for the 650.  Was quoted R180.00 for front and R140.00 for rear about 8 months ago.  So I bought 3 sets.  Am still using the first set and they don't even look like they're worn yet.

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2010, 09:09:29 am »
Damn no "Pirate" pad's in PE anywhere ...... Need a set of rear pads for the GS1200 ..... guess I'll take out the Vaseline and cough up the R1140-00 for the OEM part!! :-\
 

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2010, 12:19:35 pm »
Damn no "Pirate" pad's in PE anywhere ...... Need a set of rear pads for the GS1200 ..... guess I'll take out the Vaseline and cough up the R1140-00 for the OEM part!! :-\

the rear is the same as the Dakar, GS front pads

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2010, 12:50:33 pm »
You might also want to give Premier Brake Pads a try.  They are not bad!  :deal:
 

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2010, 01:21:19 pm »
Damn no "Pirate" pad's in PE anywhere ...... Need a set of rear pads for the GS1200 ..... guess I'll take out the Vaseline and cough up the R1140-00 for the OEM part!! :-\

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2010, 06:36:24 pm »
the rear is the same as the Dakar, GS front pads
Thanks Michnus, I'll see if I can source a set of those  :thumleft: ..... will they be okay for ABS?

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WRONG!!  8) Popped in today and spoke to Sam and they have none!! As Ross is on leave, I'll contact Ross on Monday to see if he can source a set for me  :-\


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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2010, 10:55:24 pm »
the rear is the same as the Dakar, GS front pads
Thanks Michnus, I'll see if I can source a set of those  :thumleft: ..... will they be okay for ABS?

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WRONG!!  8) Popped in today and spoke to Sam and they have none!! As Ross is on leave, I'll contact Ross on Monday to see if he can source a set for me  :-\


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Thanks Adventure MX, I'll resort to that if required  ;D


what's been on my 1200's for most of their lifes.  ;)