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Old 02-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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2005 R1200GS Brake Rotors Replacement

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It's more than time to replace the 3 brake rotors on my 2005 R1200GS. Does anybody have comments about ABM and EBC rotors ?
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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www.beemerboneyard.com has good rotors and at a good price.

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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I put on Braking wave rotors and am quite pleased. No squealing and better initial bite than the stock rotors. I installed a set of EBC HH pads at the same time. This was for the front only.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:10 AM   #4
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I replaced my rear rotor on my 05 with an EBC in September, it works great so far. I use EBC HH pads also.
I think the rotor was only $125 and it seems better then the OEM to me.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:27 AM   #5
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Replaced mine with wave rotors and Carbone Lorraine pads from Beemerboneyard, can't remember the name brand but they were German made. Good feel and seem to be wearing extremely well.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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On my BMW DVD repair guide, the say to install the front rotor with the rollers, spring washers and screws. The rollers and springs washers are no more available because of a rotor configuration change in 2007.

Can I reuse the same spring washers and rollers or can they have too much wear to be reused?

Do AMB rotors come with new rollers?

My BMW dealer told me they only put BMW rotors because of the power of servo assist brakes. What do you think of that point of view?

Do aftermarket rotors (ABM, EBC) last as long as the BMW ones ?
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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My BMW dealer told me they only put BMW rotors because of the power of servo assist brakes. What do you think of that point of view?

IMO it is complete BS.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:50 AM   #8
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I put on Braking wave rotors and am quite pleased. No squealing and better initial bite than the stock rotors. I installed a set of EBC HH pads at the same time. This was for the front only.
Just a FYI- if you don't know, the name of the company is actually 'Braking'. This makes it hard to google them.

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My BMW dealer told me they only put BMW rotors because of the power of servo assist brakes. What do you think of that point of view?

Do aftermarket rotors (ABM, EBC) last as long as the BMW ones ?
Dealer is full of BS. Think about it- the maximum force you'll be able to put on the rotors is braking just before the wheel locks up. Once the wheel locks, the rotor isn't spinning, so you aren't shearing material off its surface. You can lock the wheel with servo brakes or not, so the servo brakes have nothing to do with anything.

Yes, aftermarket rotors are as strong or stronger. I've found OEM rotors to be one of the most overpriced parts on a bike, across all manufacturers.
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