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    Help before Kesh

    Sorry for hi-jacking the Kesh Banner but I just noticed that the rear pads on my 04 GS1200 are none existent.

    Can anybody help because I really dont want to miss Kesh this weekend.....

    Should I buy sintered or standard EBC pads......... what do BMW recommend

    Thanking you in advance

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenbyrne View Post
    Sorry for hi-jacking the Kesh Banner but I just noticed that the rear pads on my 04 GS1200 are none existent.

    Can anybody help because I really dont want to miss Kesh this weekend.....

    Should I buy sintered or standard EBC pads......... what do BMW recommend

    Thanking you in advance

    Brian
    BMW recommend BMW pads... £24?

    I have EBC in mine..£14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenbyrne View Post
    Sorry for hi-jacking the Kesh Banner but I just noticed that the rear pads on my 04 GS1200 are none existent.

    Can anybody help because I really dont want to miss Kesh this weekend.....

    Should I buy sintered or standard EBC pads......... what do BMW recommend

    Thanking you in advance

    Brian
    EBC are good. Sintered will last longer.

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    Thanks David.......... I always understood that if you had sintered on the front that they should not be used on the rear......... something to do with the wheels locking-up?????

    Do BMW recommend sintered front and rear??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisKelley View Post
    BMW recommend BMW pads... £24?

    I have EBC in mine..£14.


    Cheers.... but are they sintered front and rear???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenbyrne View Post
    Thanks David.......... I always understood that if you had sintered on the front that they should not be used on the rear......... something to do with the wheels locking-up?????

    Do BMW recommend sintered front and rear??
    ABS will stop either end locking up.

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    what are brakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    what are brakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisKelley View Post
    BMW recommend BMW pads... £24?

    I have EBC in mine..£14.

    think i will have to cross the border next time my bmw bmw pads cost twice that
    ps i have a spare set if you are very stuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank1200 View Post
    think i will have to cross the border next time my bmw bmw pads cost twice that
    ps i have a spare set if you are very stuck

    Thanks Frank.......... going to try my local bike shop first.......... but you never know.... you might get a pm yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenbyrne View Post
    10.00 am to 12.45pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenbyrne View Post
    Thanks Frank.......... going to try my local bike shop first.......... but you never know.... you might get a pm yet
    If needed I can bring a set of Ferodo to Kesh

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    Remember to remove the pads and clean all the shite off the pistons before ya push them back in

    and make sure the caliper moves on it's sliding pins

    EBC will probably last longer the way 1200's use pads and fuel controllers and antenna's and final drive bearings and, and, and, and,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenbyrne View Post
    I always understood that if you had sintered on the front that they should not be used on the rear.......
    As far as I know, you have that the wrong way round.

    If you have sintered on the front you HAVE to have sintered on the back as well.

    Also, as I mentioned somewhere else on this forum, I was quoted €75 for each set of BMW brake pads from a Co Wicklow BMW bike dealer two weeks ago . That’s €225 for all three sets.

    I’ve been looking into this myself. And from what I’ve found out on this, and other forums, I will be getting sintered EBC pads front AND back for my GSA in the next week, and fitting them myself.

    Also, when ordering pads from EBC online, they ask for calliper type as well as model, year etc etc. They seem to be used to dealing with gormless Tossers such as myself.

    Sorry if this is a bit garbled, Im just in from the pub.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenbyrne View Post
    Thanks David.......... I always understood that if you had sintered on the front that they should not be used on the rear......... something to do with the wheels locking-up?????

    Do BMW recommend sintered front and rear??
    i would go sintered both ends - last longer. non-sintered on the rear last no time at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borderraider View Post
    If needed I can bring a set of Ferodo to Kesh
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