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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2008, 3:27 am Thread Starter
 
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1999 K1200RS brake pads and rotors (where do you guys generally get parts?)

Where do you guys generally get your BMW K1200RS parts?

I just bought a 1999 K1200RS knowing the rear disc was scored slightly.
Since I'm new to BMW, may I ask not only whether the rear rotor can be resurfaced, but, also where do you guys normally go to get decent parts.

I searched the forums, and, in general, this seems to be what I found for the way to get parts:

0. Write down the last 7 characters of your VIN, e.g., ZA52265

1. Get part numbers at http://www.realoem.com based on that VIN
a) REAR BRAKE DISK BLACK "ABS" 34512332581 +core
b) REAR REPAIR KIT, BRAKE PADS HINTEN 34212332988 +core
c) FRONT BRAKE PADS KIT 34117663764 +core

2. Call local BMW dealership for price/availability.

3. Call or search online for Internet price/availability:
a) MAX BMW (NH) 603-964-2877 http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com
Rear rotor: $388.00 Rear pads: $34.00 Front pads: $53.25
b) CHICAGO (IL) 800-262-9150 http://chicagobmwmotorcycle.com
Rear rotor: $254.40 Rear pads: $27.20 Front pads: $42.60
c) PARTS411 (CA) 877-484-4860 http://parts411.com

QUESTION:
Which top 3 or 4 parts suppliers do you guys generally patronize for K1200RS parts?

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2008, 5:54 am
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Old bike new rotors

They aren't very thick to start with. Minimum thickness is 4.5mm but skimming will also take off any warping and reduce thickness. If your rotors are badly scored, then you will just reduce pad life. Skimming is probably throwing money away unless the rotors are fairly new. Sounds like you need to get some kind of manual for data and doing work.

If I was going aftermarket, I'd only look at EBC. I've been using their pads for years with no problems.

http://www.ebcbrakes.com/

UK riders also have these to choose, with some interesting cast steel alternatives I haven't tried:

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/
http://www.motobins.co.uk/

Your bike is probably old enough now to replace the rotors if they are original.

What mileage are you getting from pads? If low, you are probably using the brakes too much.



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Check with Hammersley BMW at: www.webparts.com. They run about even with Chicago BMW as far as discounts, but have better service IMO.

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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2008, 10:26 am
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about 300 bucks for a new rotor. EBC pads work fine and dont make as much dust as stock. I made my old rotor into a wall clock,just couldnt stand throwing it away.
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Are you ready for this? http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/S...sku=brake+pads
Check it out!

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Congratulations on your, new to you, K1200. You can buy EBC pads for about $30 a pair and they also sell brake rotors for your bike. I was just talking with a friend on Monday about a rear rotor. BMW wants $300 and the EBC rotor is $150. Guess what rotor he bought. Good luck. Another source for parts and pieces is www.beemerboneyard.com. Check them out.

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Wow. You guys are good!
I am amazed that we can find BMW K1200RS EBC-replacement brake pads and rotors at JC Whitney!

Since I was on the road most of the day, I wasn't able to order the rotor and pads yet but I'll go with EBC as you recommended and let you know what shakes out.


BTW, I'm inclined to pick up a brake/clutch pressure bleeder but the cap would need to fit the rear master cylinder and the front calipers.

Here's one, for example, called the "Motive Magnum"
http://www.motiveproducts.com/02bleeders.html


QUESTION:
Which pressure bleeder do most of you use for your BMW K1200RS bikes?

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BMW wants $300 and the EBC rotor is $150
Thanks for all the advice. This K1200RS is gonna be fun!

May I ask, given I know I need the following parts:
  • REAR BRAKE DISK BLACK "ABS" 34512332581 +core
  • REAR REPAIR KIT, BRAKE PADS HINTEN 34212332988 +core
  • FRONT BRAKE PADS KIT 34117663764 +core
What else would you get (typical replacement hardware, bolts, etc.)?

Is this what you recommend for suppliers?
  1. MAX BMW, NH, 603-964-2877 http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com [email protected]
  2. CHICAGO BMW, IL, 800-262-9150 http://chicagobmwmotorcycle.com [email protected]
  3. PARTS411, CA, 877-484-4860 http://parts411.com [email protected]
  4. WebParts, VA, 434-385-6226 http://www.webparts.com [email protected]
  5. Evoluzione, CA, 951-639-0967 http://evoluzione.net [email protected]
  6. Boneyard BMW, NJ, 973-775-3495 http://www.beemerboneyard.com [email protected]
  7. EBCBrake, http://www.ebcbrakes.com
  8. JC Whitney, 800-603-4383 http://www.jcwhitney.com/Motorcycle-Parts/10111.jcw

BTW, JC Whitney quoted $206 for the rear rotor (EBC ZX327595) plus shipping from the factory, $35 for the rear pads (ZX327870), and they didn't have the front pads for sale. The problem is that these ship directly from the EBC factory, but they wouldn't ship until April 2nd, 2008! Wow. 16 days from now.

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Another source for parts and pieces is www.beemerboneyard.com
They seemed nice on the phone but they don't stock 'em. Just got the owners manual. It's a PDF on a cdrom. I had to print it but it wouldn't let me print so I had to figure out how to print it. I converted it to Microsoft Word and was able to print it and have a Kinko shop bind it for me. End result, now I can see what needs to be done to do any work on this bike!

Still need the parts tho... so will go to one of the suppliers in this thread.

JC Whitney didn't have the ABS ring and I didn't wanna go thru the wrong thing so I am leaning toward Chicago BMW by next-best-price at $254.
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That "bleeder bottle" you show is just a jug to catch the flushed fluid, right? You could make it up for $2.00 in 1/4" plastic hose and a Mason jar.

BMW does NOT recommend the use of a pressure bleeder anywhere on the braking system.

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