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1Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty New Brake Discs Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:00 pm

BEEJAY

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Decide to bite the bullet today and ordered a new set of Brake Discs from James Sherlock for the RS. These are Hakkane Discs, priced at £72.00 each including VAT.

For you guys outside the UK, the only problem is that they are on a service exchange scheme and you will have to pay postage to get them back.

I should get them in a couple of days and will measure the thickness and post a couple of pics.

Although these are the cheapest that I can find, it is still a high cost and I recently changed all the Discs and pads on my Mitsubishi car and the total cost was £134.00, inc. VAT and delivery.

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This is an exchange service? So you get BMW carriers and new rotors? This is $72 pound for the pair. Are you replacing your pads as a set to go with the rotors? Once beded in your impressions would be welcome. And the first couple of applications would make an interesting read also.


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Each disc is £72 pounds, so I have ordered two front and one rear, also new pads. My existing pads are fine, but I will always replace pads when replacing discs.

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4Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:47 pm

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Now I get the Mitsubishi car quote. What type of pads are you going to run Cintered, impreganted? Chewing gum impregnated pads are find for the first application but tend to be a bit sticky there after.Embarassed Keith


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It's amazing how much variation there is between various rotor suppliers. You've found some that are far more economical that what I typically see. I hope they prove to be good quality spares.


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6Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:27 am

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Discs and pads arrived yesterday.

The discs are refurbished BMW carriers with new Hekkane rotors. Thickness measured is 5.045 mm, or 0.198 ins. The current discs on the bike are 3.44 mm and I think the min should be 3.556 or 0.14 ins.

The pads are Ferodo Platinum.

I will get some pics. later today.

Cheers

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7Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:30 am

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Photo's of the new Discs.

New Brake Discs Front116

New Brake Discs Front216

New Brake Discs Rear117

New Brake Discs Rear213

Will get them fitted in the next couple of days.

James Sherlock charge a deposit of £50.00 when you order the new discs and that gets refunded when the old discs are returned.

    

8Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:00 am

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nice !


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I am more than a little jealous. Well done.
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10Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Rear Disc Rotor Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:51 am

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Just picked up my new rear disk rotor attached to my new (SH) 16 tooth final drive. The disk looks great and came with a new set of pads. The disc came from Metal Gear and all up cost me $249.Very Happy


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11Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:39 pm

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New Discs and Pads fitted today.



New Brake Discs Newdis10



New Brake Discs Newdis11

Was expecting a difficult job, with tight Allen screws and bolts, but they all came off easily.

Have only done 50 gentle miles so far.

    

12Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:16 pm

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My new EBC 'floating' rear disc arrived today for the outfit, but I won't be fitting it until I change the swing arm and FD with my 'spline running in oil' mod. I've had warped discs before and these floaters claim to eliminate warping..... we'll see.

New Brake Discs Ssl10818

Looks cool though Cool
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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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13Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty EBC floaters Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:01 pm

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I've had a set of EBC floating rotors on my 1983 R100RS for a number of years. Excellent bit of kit!

    

14Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:13 pm

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looking good beejay

better post up some pics when you get a chance dave


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ONew Brake Discs Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Wow that looks great I didn't know you could get such a thing for the k's where did you get it from ?
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sidecar paul

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Motorworks, Halo.
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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

17Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:53 pm

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@sidecar paul wrote:My new EBC 'floating' rear disc arrived today for the outfit..... we'll see.
Looks cool though Cool
Paul.

Hi, mine has been for the last 3900 km, no issues so far.
Best regards
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18Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:21 pm

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I have one on the rear of the K11 and it is a better brake than standard.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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19Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:40 pm

sidecar paul

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Thanks guys,
That's good feedback; as you would expect the back brake gets more use on an outfit.
Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

20Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:29 pm

sidecar paul

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I've just found this info about the technical details of the 'Square Drive' floating discs.....having watched the video I'm glad I bought one!

http://www.ebcbrakes.com/motorcycle_brake/sdrive.shtml

Cheers,
Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

21Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:51 pm

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Reviving an old post I know but...

Beejay any word on how the disks are holding out?


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22Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:21 pm

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I also fitted a pair of EBC discs to my restoration bike a couple of weeks back and love them.
New Brake Discs DSCF0346
New Brake Discs DSCF0347
These were ordered direct from EBC over the web at about £117 each. There was a packet of new screws in one disc to attach the ABS ring with.

    

23Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:27 pm

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alright for those with the 16V! The 8V are £177 I can't believe the design can be that much different!


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BMW K100LT 1988 Matt Black Peugeot Electra Blue (ELX) Colour is now confirmed...
Yamaha Thundercat
Triumph Spitfire (not a bike but hell it's British chaps)
New Brake Discs 169042 New Brake Discs 169034
    

24Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:36 pm

sidecar paul

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They're 'only' £151 from Motorworks.
Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

25Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:18 am

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LOL the thing that may persuade me to spend the extra is the positive reports that there are about swapping over to EBC, I have a feeling that the cheap one's from James Sherlock may be only a bit better than the originals, and of course they are not floating disks....

I still have life in my disks so there is no rush at the moment, but be good to have a plan for what to get in the near future...


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BMW K100LT 1988 Matt Black Peugeot Electra Blue (ELX) Colour is now confirmed...
Yamaha Thundercat
Triumph Spitfire (not a bike but hell it's British chaps)
New Brake Discs 169042 New Brake Discs 169034
    

26Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty How much better Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:09 pm

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How much better than the originals does one need?
I've got a few miles on 2 different 85 K's behind me as well as several R's. I've never had any issue with the discs on any of them. As for wear......I think all modern (or many anyway) are designed to wear as do the pads. I first noticed this wear on Mercedes Sprinter Vans. New rotors with every set of pads or at least every other set. I'm guessing that the softer metal in the rotor adds to the braking performance "grip".
I'm sure I'll get a lot of contrary opinion from the group.
Perhaps the "better" brake discs are needed for riders that are severe users?????

    

27Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:31 pm

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@twincarb wrote:Reviving an old post I know but...

Beejay any word on how the disks are holding out?

The Disks have been fine, with no issues after 2000 miles. Performance seemed better than the old original BMW disks, but their thickness was below spec. and although the bike passed its annual MOT, the tester kept giving an advisory on the annual test.

The K has now been sold, as I had problems with it's weight and wide seat and replaced with an XJ900.

I still look at the forum daily as it's one of the best and doesn't have the 'flame wars' of so many other forums.

Cheers

Bryan

    

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I have noticed that on cars the disks can wear out very quickly, one of the guys in work said that they are now considered consumable items, at £80 that's a possibility but when it's twice the price I do wonder.

The original disks on my bike have done 80,000 miles but the front are just below spec so should fail the next MOT. My rear disk is slightly warped, not by much.

I may put a cheap disk on the rear and use EBC on the front. I don't think there is such a thing as having to much braking power! As long as it's used in the right way...


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BMW K100LT 1988 Matt Black Peugeot Electra Blue (ELX) Colour is now confirmed...
Yamaha Thundercat
Triumph Spitfire (not a bike but hell it's British chaps)
New Brake Discs 169042 New Brake Discs 169034
    

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My bike has supposedly only done 64,000 miles and the front discs were 3.5mm thick - 1mm below minimum! I am lucky in that we have no MOT of any sort for bikes here in France, just for cars. I only left the UK and came to live in France for the biking and I'm still here 9 years on.

    

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3.5 mm and flat as well? I am curious when I take mine off and put them on a record player what it's going to sound like. I think it's going to play a tune of hard metal...


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BMW K100LT 1988 Matt Black Peugeot Electra Blue (ELX) Colour is now confirmed...
Yamaha Thundercat
Triumph Spitfire (not a bike but hell it's British chaps)
New Brake Discs 169042 New Brake Discs 169034
    

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It will probably be "Daybreak" by Michael Haggins


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And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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32Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Wed May 01, 2013 10:24 pm

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TC if you play your disc's on a record player and you hear Queen's "I want to ride my bicycle" your in trouble if not them the disc's are ok


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33Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu May 02, 2013 4:11 am

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At the moment the rear brake is squeaking like mad. I took the new pads out again yesterday and cleaned the pins up, applied a thin layer of copper grease to them and the back of the pads but to no avail they were ok for the first couple of miles. It's embarrassing!


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BMW K100LT 1988 Matt Black Peugeot Electra Blue (ELX) Colour is now confirmed...
Yamaha Thundercat
Triumph Spitfire (not a bike but hell it's British chaps)
New Brake Discs 169042 New Brake Discs 169034
    

34Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu May 02, 2013 6:14 am

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Thats no good mate, have you taken a rasp to the leading edge (thats the rear edge) a couple of turns with a rasp will take away one possible noise point usually just a 30% angle is enough


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The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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leading edge of the pad compound itself? hadn't thought about that tbh, The fronts did take a while to settle in I seem to remember....


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BMW K100LT 1988 Matt Black Peugeot Electra Blue (ELX) Colour is now confirmed...
Yamaha Thundercat
Triumph Spitfire (not a bike but hell it's British chaps)
New Brake Discs 169042 New Brake Discs 169034
    

36Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu May 02, 2013 6:25 am

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yep just a couple of turns to soften the edge on the pad material itself


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The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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I think I may just have to give that a go, a job to do on saturday in work i think


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BMW K100LT 1988 Matt Black Peugeot Electra Blue (ELX) Colour is now confirmed...
Yamaha Thundercat
Triumph Spitfire (not a bike but hell it's British chaps)
New Brake Discs 169042 New Brake Discs 169034
    

38Back to top Go down   New Brake Discs Empty Re: New Brake Discs Thu May 02, 2013 7:29 am

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we call those little jobs foriegners over here, it seems once upon atime many foriegners were done on OT of a Saturday more than actual work we were there for, but that was then and now, well shhh


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