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    04 R1150-RS Brake Rotors

    I replaced my rotors and pads with EBC units about 2 years ago. It took awhile as the rotors weren't flat. In the end Ireturned four (4) times until I got a pair that were within specifications for flatness.

    That said, any recommendations for replacement rotors and pads, other than stock BMW parts?

    I appreciate the input as it's getting time to replace the EBC units.

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    Wow! I own a 1978 R100S, a 1990 K1 and a 1999 R1100RT. All still have the original brake rotors. I have replaced the pucks for the floating rotors on the RT but I have not been able to wear out a set of rotors in 2 years, nor have a heard of anyone doing it. Just curious, what kind of mileage are you putting on a bike and what kind of brake pads are you using??

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    My 94 RS has 170,000 miles on it, on the original rotors. I have used three sets of front brake pads and two sets of rear pads in those miles. The rotors are not warpped, but they are scored some from use. I never "turn" rotors down as that reduces the mass that the rotor can handle in heat that the braking produces. I know the rotors are getting close to their wear thickness limit (4mm) but I can still use them for now. So I am suprised you are replacing rotors in only 30,000 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDYVH View Post
    My 94 RS has 170,000 miles on it, on the original rotors. I have used three sets of front brake pads and two sets of rear pads in those miles.
    What pads have you been using?

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    Now that I think back, it may have been that I just changed to the fourth set of front brake pads this past summber before my two up trip around lake Superior. The first set was BMW OEM, sets two and three were SBS standard brake pads, good feel in both dry and wet. The set I just installed are EBC. Good feel again and no squealling. So if you average that out I'm getting 42,500 miles per pad set on the front.

    The rear is on the third set, first being OEM and the next two were SBS.

    My rotors have very little "grooving" if you want to call it that. When I install new rotors I don't resurface the rotors other than to scruff them up with a rough 3M pad and brake cleaner or acetone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDYVH View Post
    Now that I think back, it may have been that I just changed to the fourth set of front brake pads this past summber before my two up trip around lake Superior. The first set was BMW OEM, sets two and three were SBS standard brake pads, good feel in both dry and wet.
    Follow up: What friction rating? HH? GG? Sintered? Organic?

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