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Offline JTL

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Rear brake pad replacement
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:43:33 PM »
While fitting a new rear tyre, I took the opportunity to clean the rear caliper and pistons.  I noticed that the pad opposite the pistons was well worn (new set required), whereas the pad on the piston side still had loads of meat on it.  The pistons moved smoothly as did the sliding caliper.  Nearly 19,000 miles.

Anyone else seen this?  Thoughts?

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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 01:49:43 PM »
Sounds like it hasn’t slid properly to me causing an unbalance. Lube the hell out of it and monitor, also brake fluid due soon?

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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 02:24:22 PM »
I seem to recall having read before that it's normal on these and maybe other BMW's.

Can't explain the physics but mine wears like that too, and it's perfectly lubed and serviced.

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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 02:59:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Watshot [+]
I seem to recall having read before that it's normal on these and maybe other BMW's.

Can't explain the physics but mine wears like that too, and it's perfectly lubed and serviced.


How about the brakes!!  :082: :082: :082: :082: :028: :028: :028: :028: :082: :082: :063: :063: :063: :063: :745: :745: :745: :745:

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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 12:05:40 AM »
*Originally Posted by LAMBO281 [+]

How about the brakes!!  :082: :082: :082: :082: :028: :028: :028: :028: :082: :082: :063: :063: :063: :063: :745: :745: :745: :745:

LOL... :008:

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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 07:06:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by JTL [+]
While fitting a new rear tyre, I took the opportunity to clean the rear caliper and pistons.  I noticed that the pad opposite the pistons was well worn (new set required), whereas the pad on the piston side still had loads of meat on it.  The pistons moved smoothly as did the sliding caliper.  Nearly 19,000 miles.

Anyone else seen this?  Thoughts?
Its normal, I'm on my third set of rear brake pads.

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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 11:26:03 AM »
Hi All
Not being a cheapskate, but would it be a worthwhile proposition to swap the rear pads from side to side at a nominated mileage to maximise the pad life.

Cheers
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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 12:47:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Auldy [+]
Hi All
Not being a cheapskate, but would it be a worthwhile proposition to swap the rear pads from side to side at a nominated mileage to maximise the pad life.

Cheers
 :821:
Auldy

I do not think the pads can be swapped round, they will only fit on one side(I know on the S100R and R1200GSW this is the case, but have not changed pads on the XR yet)

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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 04:49:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Auldy [+]
Hi All
Not being a cheapskate, but would it be a worthwhile proposition to swap the rear pads from side to side at a nominated mileage to maximise the pad life.

Cheers
 :821:
Auldy



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Re: Rear brake pad replacement
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2018, 04:54:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by JTL [+]
While fitting a new rear tyre, I took the opportunity to clean the rear caliper and pistons.  I noticed that the pad opposite the pistons was well worn (new set required), whereas the pad on the piston side still had loads of meat on it.  The pistons moved smoothly as did the sliding caliper.  Nearly 19,000 miles.

Anyone else seen this?  Thoughts?

Fit new pads and check remaining disc thickness. Funny how rear pads seem to wear out first. Do you use the rear brake much?   :305:
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