¡A su orden, mi amigo!
Originally Posted by AndresLang
Thank you very much XMagnaRider!!!!!
I was thinking the sensor worked all the way arround.
I get now. Third picture is very clear.
I'll get to it tonight.
Otra vez, muchas gracias.
Here are some additional notes regarding the wear sensors on 2006-2008 BMW K1200GT motorcycles:
* Brake pads come in pairs, one for each side of the rotor. The brake pad wear sensor is only on one brake pad of the pair. Thus, it is possible for the non-sensored brake pad to wear out and damage your rotor before the brake pad wear sensor wire is worn off and the warning indicator lights up. This is not too common, but it does happen.
* There are two rotors (four brake pads) on the front of the K1200GT. Only one has a brake pad wear sensor on it (out of four). As above, one of the brake pads on the non-sensor side can wear out faster and damage the rotor before the brake pad wear sensor wire is worn off and the warning indicator lights up. This problem is more common.
* There is no source that sells brake pad wear sensors as a separate part. If you want a brake pad wear sensor, you must buy the BMW brake pad that comes with the sensor.
(Now that 3D printers are more common, I wonder if someone can design one. Then again, considering the first two items, why would you want one?)
* Third-party brake pads for the K1200GT do not come with brake pad wear sensors. I do not know if there is a patent issue, or perhaps the market is too small to bother. The most popular third-party brake pads are from EBC and SBS.
* EBC brake pads have notches for a brake pad wear sensor. If your brake pad wear sensor is not completely worn through, then you can move it to an EBC brake pad. The problem is that plastic or resin part is very brittle and it is easy to break, so take your time and be careful.
* EBC rear brake pads are harder and do not respond in the same way as the softer BMW brake pads. This may affect ABS operation on the rear brake.
* SBS brake pads do not have notches for the brake wear sensors.
* SBS rear brake pads are made from a softer material than the EBC pads, more like what BMW uses in its own rear brake pads.
* I had EBC brake pads on my K1200GT (after carefully transferring the wear indicators). After reading the thread below, I switched to SBS brake pads and tied my sensors out of the way, relying on visual inspection now.
* BMW eliminated brake pad wear sensors on K1300GT and K1600GT models. They must have learned something from their K1200GT experience, eh?
Very Helpful Thread About K1200GT Brake Pads:
Here is a thread with a detailed discussion of EBC and SBS brake pads. There is lots of good information here. I know RFW and value his expert opinion very much. :