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larry175
05-04-2009, 12:42 AM
I have to replace my front brake pads in a few miles. I need to know the torque for the caliper bolts and anything else I need to know about changing the pads. Anything will be appreciated.

marchyman
05-04-2009, 12:54 AM
Don't know about the RT, might be different, but the caliper bolts aren't touched to change front pads on the GS. Only the pin which is torqued to 7 Nm. Lube the pin with a light coat of anti-seize.

// marc

henzilla
05-04-2009, 12:54 AM
I have to replace my front brake pads in a few miles. I need to know the torque for the caliper bolts and anything else I need to know about changing the pads. Anything will be appreciated.

I just about finished a DIY for pads. Should be available in a few days in the new DIY tech section. Just for info, you do not need to remove the calipers on the front to replace pads.
And just for my curious nature...how many miles on your bike?

larry175
05-04-2009, 01:51 AM
I just about finished a DIY for pads. Should be available in a few days in the new DIY tech section. Just for info, you do not need to remove the calipers on the front to replace pads.
And just for my curious nature...how many miles on your bike? My bike has 11868 miles on it. I won't actually change the pads for around 2k but want to know how to do it. I'll wait for the DIY and do it after I've read that. Thanks!!

mpmarty
05-04-2009, 05:33 PM
Wow! That's some serious stopping you do there. My 06 has around fifteen thousand miles on it and both front and rear pads are still over 75% according to the dealer. My 04 had 30,000 on it when I sold it and pads were still over 50%. I do a lot of mountain and back road riding here in Oregon and stay off the super slab.

lensuz
05-05-2009, 03:02 AM
Just for reference, I changed my '06 pads at 32K miles. I could still clearly see wear slits, but changed them at a convenient time.

nplenzick
05-05-2009, 12:43 PM
While we are talking brake pads, what are people replacing them with? Stock or something else?

lensuz
05-05-2009, 01:57 PM
I replaced mine with stock pads. No squeak, perform well, and I thought I would go with what was working.

TGA57589
05-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Has anyone gotten pads from Beemerboneyard? I like doing business with them and it seems all else they sell is good to go.

larry175
05-16-2009, 01:23 AM
Wow! That's some serious stopping you do there. My 06 has around fifteen thousand miles on it and both front and rear pads are still over 75% according to the dealer. My 04 had 30,000 on it when I sold it and pads were still over 50%. I do a lot of mountain and back road riding here in Oregon and stay off the super slab.

I live in San Francisco and it's hilly with a stop sign at every block. Eats up front brakes like nobuddy's business. On my 1150 RS I gobbled up the pads (twice) and the rotors (once) in 28k.

henzilla
05-16-2009, 12:19 PM
Has anyone gotten pads from Beemerboneyard? I like doing business with them and it seems all else they sell is good to go.

I have been using their pads on several bikes for awhile , no complaints here