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Old 02-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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Brake Pads

I need to replace the brake pads on my 2004 R1150GS, I really don't want to spend as much as dealer wants for originial replacements. I will do the work myself. Question is what type of pads should I buy i.e. sintered, non sintered etc. And secondly where is a good place to buy online?
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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I just order mine from Max BMW. They send a package of M&M's.

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I need to replace the brake pads on my 2004 R1150GS, I really don't want to spend as much as dealer wants for originial replacements. I will do the work myself. Question is what type of pads should I buy i.e. sintered, non sintered etc. And secondly where is a good place to buy online?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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have some almost new oem brembo's

In case you're interested, I just installed a new set of the OEM Brembo pads while trying to solve a shakey front brake problem. Turns out that it's not the pads.
So, my old ones (measured by micrometer) have 88% pad material left. Can't return the new ones. Does $75 TYD for pads with with very little wear fit your budget? PM me to discuss details if interested.
Curt

EDIT: sorry, my 1200GS has front pads of a different part number than listed for the 1150GS.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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I need to replace the brake pads on my 2004 R1150GS, I really don't want to spend as much as dealer wants for originial replacements. I will do the work myself. Question is what type of pads should I buy i.e. sintered, non sintered etc. And secondly where is a good place to buy online?
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I buy all my brake parts here

http://www.cyclebrakes.com/html/ebc_brake_pads.html

As for the friction material, go with the same friction as OE. It is easiest on your rotors and you don't have to put any heat into the brakes to get optimum stopping power. If you have questions, these folks are experts. Call 'em.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:34 AM   #6
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I just order mine from Max BMW. They send a package of M&M's.
That's the only reason I order most of my parts through them, nice little touch.

I get the best performance from organic pads on my 05 1200GS, the metallic or sintered pads seam to make the power brakes grab and are noisy and they wear out the rotors quicker.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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I just order mine from Max BMW. They send a package of M&M's.
Where do you put the M&M's, between the caliper and pad or pad and rotor?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #8
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I need to replace the brake pads on my 2004 R1150GS, I really don't want to spend as much as dealer wants for originial replacements. I will do the work myself. Question is what type of pads should I buy i.e. sintered, non sintered etc. And secondly where is a good place to buy online?
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Have used both EBC and DP metallic pads.

Not much diff.

They will cut rotors quicker than Non-metallics but I like the feel.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:21 AM   #9
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The only replacement front brake pads I've used on my GSA have been Carbone Lorraine 1103A3 sintered from Beemer Boneyard. Have gone through a few sets of them, and at 115k miles on the bike now both of the original front rotors have worn just below the thickness service limit so a new pair of ABM Peak rotors from the same vendor are going on.
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