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Offline Ronsard

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2010, 01:03:04 pm »
i am looking for DAKAR brake pads in PTA any suggestions??
 

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2010, 02:00:28 pm »
yes the ones listed are good enough, bee using them on the Dakar since 2005

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2010, 02:06:43 pm »
Just for interest I priced a set of rear pads for a Dakar at one of the dealers here in JHB last week R465 bought a set of pads from WOA R180 Eeish!!
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2010, 02:48:54 pm »
For what it's worth, for offroad (multi puddle) I tried some swedish make, but they ground down really quickly. So far the only constant survivors are Ferodo Platinum..

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2010, 12:49:45 pm »
i just bought Ferodo Platinum brake pads from CIT in PTA was

R284 for front
R254 for rear

seems nice
 

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2012, 07:58:14 am »
This thread has been dormant for over 2 years now. Don't realy know why, I've had many questions about the topic.

BMW quoted me about R950 a set for front pads yesterday, so obviously I politely declined.

Am I right in saying that Ferodo Platinum (available from most bike shops) is the closest alternative (durability wise) for a GSA?
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2012, 09:25:49 am »
Hallo Honne

Kan iemand my se waar kan ek Ferodo Platinum ( die voorste ) briek skoenne kry vir my 2007 GSA op die Oos Rand ?

En is die "Ferodo Platinum Series front: FDB 2125P" die regtes ?
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2012, 11:08:23 am »
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2013, 05:43:09 pm »
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2013, 05:31:07 pm »
Bought online from www.BIGDOGS.co.za for a R 955.00 including delivery
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2013, 09:35:06 am »
Sub!!
 

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2013, 09:58:33 am »
For the local WC boys we do SBS Brake Pads. No question about quality. And if you ask nicely we will replace fluids FOC with Dot 4 or 5.1  :thumleft:
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2014, 11:44:39 am »
Just bought rear pads for my GSA, Galfer Standard Semi-Metal, part no FD186G1054 Price R380 a set from Midas Silverton.
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2015, 03:48:32 pm »
Bought online from www.BIGDOGS.co.za for a R 955.00 including delivery

Also just bought from BIGDOGS, R1,050 incl delivery. They had in stock and it was 2 days only, of whch 1 day was taken up by my EFT which had to clear first. In fact, one set of front pads was not in the package, I then phoned Colin who apologised profusely and sent the missing set within 8 hours of our phonecall. This is the kind of supplier I enjoy dealing with, in fact in my experience most other online suppliers provided excellent service so far.
 

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2016, 07:53:56 am »
I just bought rear pads for my 2011 1200 GSA from Nodico.
R498 for sintered pads, and R100 for delivery. I had them the morning after making payment.
Excellent service, and great price. I think Daly BMW quoted me around R1200 just for the pads.
 

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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2016, 04:27:46 pm »
Hi Dogs,

I would suggest replacing your pads yourself to anyone who wishes to save a few $$$ on 'em services.
( changing the engine oil is so messy, that I happily leave that to BMW )

A few lessons I've learned  to date (the hard way):

1. Do not do (your first ever pad replacement) the evening before you leave for Zambia  :deal: ...my only trip that day was to BMW for a master cylinder overall kit.
2. The above would have been avoided if I had opened the brake fluid bottle cap before forcing the calipers apart.  ( amateur mistake )
3. Open the calipers very slowly. A: While checking the brake fluid level in your reservoir, this will save you a spill.  B: I read somewhere the ABS system like it slowly and gentle  >:D
4. Grease/oil your caliper sliding rods. I learned this one a few weeks ago when my rear caliper didn't cooperate. There are two sliding pins that needs some grease to prevent rust.  ( if you haven't done this, ...grease them today.) My Pin "B" was totally rusted up and seized. I had to completely remove the caliper, get it in a bench wrench, remove pin A with a spanner (luckily this pin still was oiled & not rusted).  With only Pin B left I could twist and pull the Caliper away from the aluminium mounting bracket. I cleaned the pin with fine sanding paper, greased, assembled & finally bled the system to have a floating caliper doing its thing like new.
5. Order and stock your pads well in advance, ..you do not want to wait till you hear a (not so funny) grinding noise.

...any other DIY tips on Pads, disks ?
Please let me/us know :thumleft:

http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/brakepads.html
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 04:36:21 pm by 650Thumper »
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Re: Replacement brake pads 1200Gs & 650's
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2019, 08:20:23 am »
Can anyone confirm that the brake pads posted on page one of this thread will fit my 2008 GS. Thanks