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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2007, 9:44 pm Thread Starter
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Never trust an engineer, rear brake pads

I just wore out the rear brake pads at 30K.

I'm trying out smugmug for pictures, so I posted the article there.

Quick and easy but very close to too late!!!

Article is here.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2007, 10:32 pm
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Excellent photos and description of the brake repair job. This should be put in the "how to do section"

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2007, 12:05 am
 
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Great write up!

Although it figures that your sensor did not trip the little idiot light and my idiot light came on at 10k and the dealer told me the pads were half way through and no they did not think that was to early for the idiot light to illuminate.

What did the pads and sensor harness set you back?

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2007, 2:47 am
 
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Nice Job! Thanks for the write-up!
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What did the pads and sensor harness set you back?

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125 Freakin' DOLLARS!!!

phew, I might have it out of my system now!!!

I'm really going to have to sit down and figure out just how much this bike is per mile to operate!
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I'm really going to have to sit down and figure out just how much this bike is per mile to operate!

Don't.



Just enjoy the bike with all its merits.

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If the pads last 30000 miles the $125 is probably good value. I thought 24000 km (16000 miles) out of my GTR1000 rear pads was good and I used engine braking all the time with sparing use of the brakes.

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Yep! I knew they had to be over the C NOTE on the BMW musical money scale. But, I knew these bikes were exspensive before I bought it.

Definately do not figure out the cost per mile...you will be depressed for weeks...

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Thumbs up Awesome Write-Up!

Richard,

Can't tell you how much I enjoyed your rear brake pad change procedure. Extremely well done. I don't even own my GT yet and this is why I joined the board. Superlative job. If you don't mind humoring me, I have a few questions:

Do you use your brakes more so than someone riding a lesser (meaning 'hp') bike? I'm not judging or questioning your riding style - just wondering if you're always on the brakes. As they taught us in the MSF class, use 'em both!

Did you purchase the new pads and sensor at a local dealer? Could some coin be saved by scoring the hardware online? Understand that you likely wanted/needed them pronto.

What kind of digital camera did you use? Dooohh! Think I just answered my own question. It was provided on the SmugMug site. Sony (Hdr-hc5)...

Again, really dug reading the post. Thanks for taking the time to document and share.

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I just wore out the rear brake pads at 30K.

I'm trying out smugmug for pictures, so I posted the article there.

Quick and easy but very close to too late!!!

Article is here.
So, man, this witness sealant: all these years and have never heard of it. But, that's prolly nada por nada for the burnt brain cells. This stuff live in the realm of plasti gauge or is it some new fangled stuff?

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