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k1300s rear brake wear limit?

SO hard to see............What an odd mechanism. ANyone got pics of what things look like when good and bad,
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Ok so service dvd says if you cant see disk though holes its ok? Am I understanding this right?
If so the both sides wear evenly?
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Re: k1300s rear brake wear limit?

top pad is OK, as it still has the notches

bottom one is worn

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Re: k1300s rear brake wear limit?

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SO hard to see............What an odd mechanism. ANyone got pics of what things look like when good and bad,
It's a floating caliper. Why BMW went to a floating rear caliper for the K12/13, I don't know. The front calipers are fixed, and all my other motorcycles have fixed rear calipers.

But, if you take a mirror and look at the caliper from below with a flashlight you can easily see the brake disc and both brake pads (pad and backing plate) so you check the amount of pad thickness left and the evenness of wear on each side.
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It's a floating caliper. Why BMW went to a floating rear caliper for the K12/13, I don't know.

Simple....COST! The floating caliper type uses half the number of pistons (only 2 of them) compared to the front calipers (2 on each side of the rotor). Since the rear brake need not be so powerful as that front brakes in hard deceleration, a 2-piston floating caliper brake is quite adequate for the rear.
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Simple....COST! The floating caliper type uses half the number of pistons (only 2 of them) compared to the front calipers (2 on each side of the rotor). Since the rear brake need not be so powerful as that front brakes in hard deceleration, a 2-piston floating caliper brake is quite adequate for the rear.
I know floaters are cheaper, but I was hoping it was a reason a little more sophisticated than just cost on a $20k motorcycle, but maybe that's it.
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