Hopefully a quick question, I have a 07 GS and just replaced the rear brake pads, this may have come up before but could not find it , found the pads almost down to metal. I was surprised that there were this worn at 11K but at least I caught it before rotor damage.
The real question is that I now find even after just a very brief ride that the rotor is very hot, can barely touch it without getting burnt,
Touching the rear rotor is something I never do so I do not know if this normal, went into a little panic and followed up further taking it apart again and checking the glide pins for free movement and then lubed them, checked to see if anything was rubbing but do not see anything wrong, The brake seems to be functioning as normal, stops and spins as expected, spins free when parked, smooth, no indication of a warped rotor disk, abs kicks in when trying to lock it.
I then took out my 09 Kgt and found it does the same thing, I am guessing that this is normal for rotor to run this hot, hoping I do not have two bikes down although with BMW you never know.
Anybody out there touch the rear disk lately and is this a normal condition for this bike, I will check in with dealer but just wanted some real world feedback , it seems to me that the rotor should be cool or at least a only little warm like the fronts , this seems odd that that BMW would let this run this hot as normal because you would think it could cause warpage and other problems, any thoughts appreciated.