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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2013, 9:37 am Thread Starter
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help with ebc pads need to check codes

Need to double check that these ebc pads will work on my 2006 k1200gt the code for the ones im ordering are FA335HH if anyone has them fitted or knows cheers
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Yes, the FA335HH will fit on both front calipers, but they don't have the cutout for the brake pad wear sensor.

Since new wear sensor wires are not available from anyone except BMW (when you buy the full-priced factory brake pads), most of us simply disable the wear sensor by shorting the wire up at the first plug. See this thread for details and pics.

So a full set of brake pads would be:

One pair of Rear Pads, FA438HH

Two pairs of Front (Left) Pads, FA335HH (can be used on both front calipers)

I find that Powersport Superstore usually has them on sale for under $30 a pair. Fast shipping, too.

FA438HH Rear
FA335HH Front

In a pinch you could use Two pairs of Front (Right) Pads, FA441HH (with wear sensor cutout)

FA441HH Front

Note that the only difference between the FA441HH front right pads and the FA335HH front left pads is that the FA441HH pads have a cutout to fit the sensor wire. So if you don't care about the brake pad warning light, those two part numbers are interchangeable. I imagine there's a non-sensor-cutout version of the FA438HH rear pads as well, but I never bothered to chase it down.

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Yes, the FA335HH will fit on both front calipers, but they don't have the cutout for the brake pad wear sensor.

Since new wear sensor wires are not available from anyone except BMW (when you buy the full-priced factory brake pads), most of us simply disable the wear sensor by shorting the wire up at the first plug. See this thread for details and pics.

So a full set of brake pads would be:

One pair of Rear Pads, FA438HH

Two pairs of Front (Left) Pads, FA335HH (can be used on both front calipers)

I find that Powersport Superstore usually has them on sale for under $30 a pair. Fast shipping, too.

FA438HH Rear
FA335HH Front

In a pinch you could use Two pairs of Front (Right) Pads, FA441HH (with wear sensor cutout)

FA441HH Front

Note that the only difference between the FA441HH front right pads and the FA335HH front left pads is that the FA441HH pads have a cutout to fit the sensor wire. So if you don't care about the brake pad warning light, those two part numbers are interchangeable. I imagine there's a non-sensor-cutout version of the FA438HH rear pads as well, but I never bothered to chase it down.
I am replacing my pads, front and rear. Got the EBC pads mentioned above. My sensors were in good shape, so I just transferred the sensor to the EBC pads. The question is - does one transfer the sheet metal backing plate from the factory original pads to the EBC pads, or is that not necessary or even detrimental? In my experience with car brake pads, this thin backing plate gets put on the new pads. However this backing plate is bonded to the pads and must be pried off and straightened out prior to putting them on the new pads. Since it's not bonded to the new pad and isn't absolutely flat, the new pads seem to drag a lot. I'm thinking too much maybe. What's the thinking here?
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I just put the EBC pads in straight, without any sort of backing plate.

Never had any issues.

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I just put the EBC pads in straight, without any sort of backing plate.

Never had any issues.
Thanks for the reply! Since I never saw any mention in any thread of transferring them to the new pads, I figured that it wasn't needed. So I took the new pads out and removed the backing plate last night. Thanks for confirming that was the right thing to do. Now for the test ride this morning - new pads and new Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT's!
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