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Old 03-05-2019, 05:29 PM
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K13GT Brake Wear

Hello everyone, just wondering what kind of mileage your getting from your brake pads,

I`m on a K13GT, with 29k miles, and I`m still on the original pads all round.

I`ve checked the wear signs as they say in the handbook, and they seem to have more life in them. Is this usual or am I just a pussy on the brakes.

The bikes going in for its service at 30k, so I would rather change the pads myself rather than pay the stealers to do it.

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Old 03-05-2019, 05:38 PM
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

brake wear is not mileage function. it is a function of how you use them. do a lot of highway miles? brake pads last a long time. do a lot of city riding or curvy mountain roads? brake pads don't last long.

the brake pad compound is also a big factor.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:24 AM
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

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brake wear is not mileage function. it is a function of how you use them. do a lot of highway miles? brake pads last a long time. do a lot of city riding or curvy mountain roads? brake pads don't last long.

the brake pad compound is also a big factor.




Thanks, MLYTLE, you have ruined this post, OK we all know any vehicles brakes would do a 100,000 miles if they never used them.

I just wanted to work out an average as SOME indication to what I can expect.
But now you've posted the above no one has replied, because according to you its a stupid indication.
Maybe, but some of us thrive on stupid information,

So I`m now none the wiser as to what kind of mileage I can expect from my OEM pads.

I was then going to consider if paying the OEM price is worthwhile

But too late, cause MLYTLE thinks its stupid, (dick head).
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:10 AM
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

Wow. Think you need to get back on your meds.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:12 AM
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

If only you knew
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:32 PM
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Smile Re: K13GT Brake Wear 10 to 30 thousand miles

I find the 10- to 30 thousand miles to be right. Last time I used semi metallic race pads in Europe and they lasted over 12 thousand hard use miles with 2 mill remaining, yet I had an organic pad on the rear that only lasted 10 thousand as I braked more in the mountains by applying the brakes on the downhill and in tight corners. Pick the best pad for your riding style. Just purchase a good brand e.g. EBC, Galfer and others will add their preference. Upon each tire change I check pad wear and change if I know the pad will likely wear out before the next tire change. I also keep a set on hand so there is not waiting for the pads.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:39 PM
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

Good advice and thank you for the response

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Old 03-06-2019, 08:52 PM
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

Axit (John), I also have a 1300gt that has now 27400 miles on odometer. Took front and rear pads of. Carefully cleaned and measured. Compared new thickness to current thick ness and put it into a percentage of wear life. If condemn ( throw away thickness is 1 mm, I now have 35% usefull life left befor I need to replace them. I am third owner of this bike and it's ten years old now. To me this how you ride
I'm generally moderate and don't run hard then brake hard necessarily. I pay attention to this as this and the tire condition is the most important maintenace item to fuss over. Simply crucial to your safety. You can easily do this job yourself if yu pay attention and go by the book.
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

I have 45k km or about 30,000 miles on my GT and I did the brakes last year. The biggest driver for me was that the rear caliper had seized on its pins and was no longer floating and as a result I was getting uneven braking and brake pad wear on the rear. I replaced the caliper with a good used and did all of the brake pads at the same time. The fronts still had 40% wear left but I changed them as I went to aftermarket pads and wanted to change them all to the same material. Did I need to - nope but I did - to me pads are relatively cheap consumables and now I'll probably be good for another 10 years......
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

Hellsbasement, Good diagnosis and remedy for your rear seizure. I hadn't done any brake maintenance until a month ago. Painted my pins with a copper-like molycoat paste thinking about the seizure you experienced. Wouldn't imagine there would be enough linear movement in all the braking situations. But did it anyway just in case. As far as brake material brand or material choice I learned from other posters that rears are an organic softer than front material. So I bought SBS for front and rear when they will be needed in the future. Look back at all the posts. For the 1300gt SBS 7 rears are 671LS organic and fronts are 796LS. Learned this from other posts. EBC 's composition is too hard for the BMW factory original rotor I have read from others. SBS pads I bought where half the price of the original pads I now am still using at 24000 miles.
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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

there is an EBC organic rear brake; FA343,

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Re: K13GT Brake Wear

I replaced my pads front and rear around 27 K Miles. There was some wear left but changed them anyway. I stuck with the OEM. I know they were expensive at approx 100. per set but was happy with the way they performed. I think EBC was an interest to me but the place where I was going to order from , the Mfr could not come up with the same part number leaving me with questions. So OEM it was.
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