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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2016, 07:22:27 am »
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2016, 07:56:56 am »

I wish it was different too  :'( 

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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2016, 10:34:23 am »
I've now ordered some TRW Lucas pads, I had them on my R1 with no complaints so will give some feedback once they arrive and I've run them in a little.....4 pads for the price of 2 OEM so we will see
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2016, 11:59:04 am »
I use EBC HH pads on all my bikes when required. I have had none of the nightmare scenerios as above with them at all. I have found, without exception, all of them better than stock, be it on a Suzuki, BM, Kawasaki or for that matter Honda. However I do not think heavy braking in a car or motobike is the way to go on the road, it is frenetic and unnessesary. Ok on the Nurburgring. However I do regularly brake test and emergency stop both my Cars and Bikes from differing speeds, on the bikes in particular I test the ABS in the wet and also now and again in suitable conditions on bends strighten the bike up and throw the anchors on. 

As an aside regular brake testing a modern car is nessesary to get the rear brakes on sufficiently to keep them clear of corrosion, and at slowish speeds for the same reason apply the handbrake. (like Brian states below check manual first, other handbrakes are available !)

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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2016, 03:44:45 pm »
You'll get a bloody great surprise if you try that with an electronic handbrake unless you have studied the manual (cars have manuals I hear you ask). Iwouldn't want to try it on the Audi, way too complicated for my pea-like.

Even the bloody hazard flashers have a life of their own.

My all-time favourite hooligan moment is at the dead of night, Sunday, A339 south into Newbury, Vodaphone roundabout. Really heavy braking, use the whole of my carriageway, snake the damn thing through and give it some welly to the 50 limit sign (30 metres  :( ) .

The first time I nailed the brakes, the hazard flashers came on all by themselves and I spent the next five minutes pootling trough the town poking the hazard button randomly trying to turn the damn things off. Of course, half the time I was turning them back on cos they eventually go off by themselves after (what the car thought was) an emergency stop!

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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2016, 08:39:45 pm »
I used EBC HH pads on the K1200s (servo brakes).
I had no problems with them on the front and felt that the braking was better than OEM.
However the rears were too grabby so I went back to stock.

I didn't experience any issues with excessive wear, scoring or corrosion to the discs.

I'm still running the original pads on the K1300s so am watching this discussion with interest.
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2016, 05:20:15 pm »
I've now ordered some TRW Lucas pads, I had them on my R1 with no complaints so will give some feedback once they arrive and I've run them in a little.....4 pads for the price of 2 OEM so we will see
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2016, 06:56:18 pm »
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=601136 post 3.
Do I take them back and try for a refund and buy the sintered Brembo equivalent or stay with the expensive OEM pads?
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2016, 10:38:42 pm »
Depends if you want to live or have your benefiniaries sue the local dealer  ::)

Brian (who thinks it implausible that anyone would baulk at the cost of a set of front pads, which stop you, safely, from any speed, when they happily pay a quarter of the price for a tankfull of 5* which only propels you forward at hyper-speed, requiring really GREAT brake pads  :o )

PS A beer to the first person who can work out the saving on the cost of a set of after-market pads that work, against the cost of a set of BMW pads amortised over the life of the pads in terms of the increase in the price of every single gallon of fuel used during their life.

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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2016, 12:30:42 pm »
You're teasing us asking for the impossible.
If someone can produse pads that brake and stop bike on track to the same or at list similar distancr by 20-50cm with the OEM (made by BREMBO but not sold directly to costumers ), then  would be the first to buy them.
The good news are that now that K production has seezed,  soon the exclusive contracts like this one will expire,  now if the pads would be availiable with this compound by BREMBO to market is to be found.
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2016, 02:30:09 pm »
I have caved in and bought OEM Pads for now.

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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2016, 05:50:25 pm »
Fitted my OEM pads today.
I wonder how long they will last?
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2016, 09:46:56 pm »
As
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2016, 10:46:55 pm »
I changed the tyres on the K1300S over the weekend (Pilot Road 4) and swapped out the rear pads while I had the wheel off.
Fitted the Carbone Lorraine RX3 pads as recommended and once they bedded in they're quite impressive.

They bite progressively, are quiet and easily powerful enough to match the fronts.

New rubber and brakes - there's nothing like it to rejuvenate a bike. :)
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Re: Brake pads
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2016, 07:16:57 am »
Again, I can only say how it was for me. I saved approximately �300 by fitting Carbonne Lorraine XBK5  to the front of the GT at 24K miles. The bike had gone through 2 sets of OE pads by then, 12K each on the dot.  The CL pads lasted another 36k miles and the discs were still (Just) within spec. The rears were a different matter and no pad I tried lasted more than 10 - 12k including 2 sets of OE, 1 EBC (5k miles!!!!) and another 2 sets of CL A3+ compound. Remember though I was using the bike almost like a DR with lots of town work and filtering where I tend to use the rear brake a fair bit.
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