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    Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
    « Reply #30 on: 2017-05-07 14:13:21 »
    The LC has now been available in the UK since 2014, if the part no. has changed, surely something is different.

    Are the brake pads now constructed and made from material different to that which was originally fitted.
    « Last Edit: 2017-05-07 14:21:30 by David. »

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      Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
      « Reply #31 on: 2017-05-07 14:20:14 »
      The LC has now been available in the UK since 2014, if the part no. has changed, surely something is different.

      Are the brake pads now not the same as those originally fitted.


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        Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
        « Reply #32 on: 2017-05-07 14:23:43 »
        Why has the construction or material changed?

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          Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
          « Reply #33 on: 2017-05-07 14:47:28 »
          Why has the construction or material changed?


          You never know, they might have improved the production process.  I really don't know.  But as I said, any slight change in an item will result in a part number change.  It's the only way you can keep track of stock old and new.

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            Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
            « Reply #34 on: 2017-05-07 15:17:02 »
            If the brake pad part no. is different and therefore it's construction or material, will the brakes feel any different and/or disc wear change.
            « Last Edit: 2017-05-07 15:19:08 by David. »

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              Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
              « Reply #35 on: 2017-05-07 15:49:08 »
              Think back to when all the fuel strips were failing.  After some time something happened to them and they didn't fail as often.  They looked the same and worked the same but they had a new part number.  Same with the pads. 
              There has been more than one change to the back pads on RTs/GSs.  This was originally due to excessive wear rates.  If that's the latest reason I wouldn't know.

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                Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                « Reply #36 on: 2017-05-07 16:18:37 »
                Looking back at this "rear brake pad wear" thread, /index.php?topic=1483.0, suggests that, there were indeed some early problems with the pads which resulted in some changes, perhaps this is the reason for the part no. change too.

                The mystery could be solved, thanks.
                « Last Edit: 2017-05-07 16:22:20 by David. »

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                  Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                  « Reply #37 on: 2017-05-07 19:56:49 »
                  Well they definitely have changed something. .. just about to go in for a 6000 mile service  on my '16 RT & the rear pads are still in good nick. At this mileage on my '14 RT  I'd put the 3rd set in! The reply from BMW at the time..... 'they are all like that Sir! ' :thinking:
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                    Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                    « Reply #38 on: 2017-05-07 20:01:55 »
                    Well they definitely have changed something. .. just about to go in for a 6000 mile service on my '16 RT & the rear pads are still in good nick. At this mileage on my '14 RT I'd put the 3rd set in!

                    Perhaps the later pads are of a different (harder) compound, could this impact on the wear rate of the disc.

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                      Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                      « Reply #39 on: 2017-05-07 20:13:32 »
                      Well mine is April 14 with a little over 9K on it and the rear pads are just a bit worn.  Wear seems to be down to knowing where the foot brake is as much as compound.
                      « Last Edit: 2017-05-07 20:30:20 by RTman10 »

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                        Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                        « Reply #40 on: 2017-05-07 20:21:46 »
                        Miles, has your riding style/roads ridden changed from '14/'15 to '16 which may have contributed to the increase in life of the rear pads.
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                          Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                          « Reply #41 on: 2017-05-07 20:36:17 »
                          Prior to my '14 I had a '05 Blackbird, 60,000 miles put on from '07 - '14. Rear pads on it lasted around 10,000. With the extra engine braking of the BMW I hardly used the rear brake on its own, just slow manoeuvres. This is still how I ride on the '16. Must add that after being rear ended on the '14, the rear disc & pads were changed & the pad wear was good! Until this time  BMW said it was as previously stated.. 'theyare all like that Sir' or I couldn't operate a motorcycle braking system  :not:
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                            Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                            « Reply #42 on: 2017-05-07 20:47:31 »
                            Motorway riding v's town/country work is clearly going to have an effect on the life expectancy of "like for like" brake pads, front or rear.

                            My TC RT has done nearly 17,000 miles and is still on the original F&R pads. A lot of those miles were done on high mileage Euro trips.
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                              Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                              « Reply #43 on: 2017-05-07 21:14:17 »
                              Well mine is April 14 with a little over 9K on it and the rear pads are just a bit worn.  Wear seems to be down to knowing where the foot brake is as much as compound.


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                                Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                                « Reply #44 on: 2017-05-07 21:26:41 »

                                You bought a bike for up to £16k and ride 3k per year? you stick Chocolate ones in there and never wear anything out!   :)


                                I know, disgraceful.  In my defence.  Bike was a reject so wasn't used until late Sep 14, more like 2 full,years use and only for long haul.  2 European tours and 3 Scottish tours. £16K,  what gave you that idea.
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