Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Missoula, Montana, USA
Rear brake pad short life
At 19,000 miles my rear brake pads wore out on my 2007 K1200GT. I was on a trip in northern Canada at the time so a long way from any kind of service. By the time I got home the dealer says the pads, disc, caliper, and brake line have to be replaced. I had the 18,000 mile service done and the check list said the rear pads were fine. Because I rode the bike for too long with worn out pads, the dealer says it is not covered under warranty, the same dealer that did the 18,000 mile service and the bill will be approximately $1,200.
Has anyone else experienced such short rear pad life? I never use the rear brake pedal. Most of my miles are road miles with very little use of the brakes.