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    Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
    « Reply #45 on: 2017-05-13 06:52:01 »
    Couldn't believe my eyes at Squires last Thursday, saw a TC RT fitted with red backed Brembo front brake pads.
    « Last Edit: 2017-05-13 07:04:50 by David. »

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      Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
      « Reply #46 on: 2017-05-13 08:32:16 »
      Probably also got Tesco discount oil,in it's sump as well.

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        Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
        « Reply #47 on: 2017-05-13 08:47:00 »
        Tesco discount fuel too, plus points.

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          Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
          « Reply #48 on: 2017-05-13 09:08:52 »
          Maybe he rides quite regular, and the savings he makes on brake pads pays for the Breakfasts at Squires?
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            Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
            « Reply #49 on: 2017-05-13 09:45:06 »
            Maybe he rides quite regular, and the savings he makes on brake pads pays for the Breakfasts at Squires?


            Na, sure to have an out of date reduces Tesco sandwich in his pannier .

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              Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
              « Reply #50 on: 2017-05-13 22:47:01 »
              Didn't have OEM tyres either, fitted with Bridgestone Battlax T30's.

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                Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                « Reply #51 on: 2017-05-13 23:16:16 »
                Didn't have OEM tyres either, fitted with Bridgestone Battlax T30's.


                Christ! You 100% sure it was a BMW? and not a Guzzi with saggy jugs!
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                  Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                  « Reply #52 on: 2017-05-18 06:27:14 »
                  '05 RT with EBC Double-H pads for over 20k miles.   Aftermarket is sometimes better.   


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                    Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                    « Reply #53 on: 2017-05-18 08:32:06 »
                    '05 RT with EBC Double-H pads for over 20k miles.   Aftermarket is sometimes better.   


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                    20K .  They can't be working or they are so hard they will never wear out.

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                      Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                      « Reply #54 on: 2017-05-18 08:51:09 »
                      My TC RT has done over 17,000 miles and is still on the original F&R pads.

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                        Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                        « Reply #55 on: 2017-05-18 10:18:44 »

                        20K .  They can't be working or they are so hard they will never wear out.


                        Sorry RTman10 but thats bollocks. My 2014 RT has clocked 23K and the OEM pads are barely worn. The fact is that unless you are the sort of rider who cannot plan ahead, the type that charges up to everything and slams on the brakes, then the RT front brakes should last for at least 50K. Why ? because the bike has amazing engine braking. Rear pads a very different story.

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                          Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                          « Reply #56 on: 2017-05-18 10:33:43 »
                          Weren't discussing OEM kit but aftermarket stuff.  My last RT was handed in with 25K done and the front pads were about half gone.  But EBC pads normally seem to have about half the life and can wear discs much quicker.  You wait though somebody I'll tell me they have 50 K on the clock it's them in.


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                            Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                            « Reply #57 on: 2017-05-18 10:44:02 »
                            Well I cannot comment on EBC front brakes but I have used EBC on the rear and my conclusions are they wear at the same rate as OEM with no extra disc wear. Both OEM and EBC rears last 8K for me. Current wear rate on disc would suggest wear limit by 60 - 70 K.

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                            Please see later post. Checked my notes. Wear rate rear disc should last 50K and the pads are lasting about 10k not what I said above.
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                              Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                              « Reply #58 on: 2017-05-18 10:56:05 »
                              It would be really interesting to put this OEM/ aftermarket brake pads to a test. Get 3 identical RTs fitted with OEM, EBC and Brembo branded. Get a bunch of riders to ride all three and ask them if they can feel any difference in braking while road riding. Then put the bikes through measured brake distance testing. Finally after a minimum of 10k miles measure disc wear and pad wear. This final test would have to assume 3 riders who riding style is the same and the type of riding they do is the same. Impossible I know. The results I think would make interesting reading.
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                                Re: 2012 TC Front Brake Pads OEM/Brembo
                                « Reply #59 on: 2017-05-18 11:36:28 »
                                Have experienced OEM v's EBC on a 2007 model, my first RT.

                                The original (OEM) pads didn't last long and wore unevenly, can't remember the mileage. In my naivety as a virgin BMW owner, I thought, I'm not paying that price for BMW pads.
                                Tried some (half the price) EBC HH pads, they were useless, no initial bite or feeling, chucked them away & got some OEM ones again.

                                I seem to remember having the discs changed under warranty, once if not twice, something to do with the way they mounted to the wheel. (This had nothing to do with the EBC pads.)

                                Now, when cleaning/servicing the pads/calipers, I check the wear on the pads, if uneven, swop them around from inside to outside & vice versa on the same caliper.
                                The brake pad friction material thickness (min) is 1.0mm. If a close eye is keep on the pad thickness, they should last a good while longer than the current 17K miles.