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Cool Beryl Beemer gets new front bacon slicers

Spent 3 hours last Saturday to fit some new NG front brake discs, and pads. I had queried about the blue, med strength thread locker, but found at the same store as what I had previously saw the red low strength stuff. The blue is in a similar red bottle, can't see the liquid until you unscrew the top. Anyway new discs from Motohansa, off the shelf $225 each but got 10% off, same for the pads which were about $56 a set. About 30-40 minutes of those 3 hours was giving Beryl a tub. Hardest part of the job was fitting the calipers back on with new pads, if only BMW had have made the callipers smaller or the wheel bigger it woulda saved about 15 mins and mucho cussing. Needed to extract some brake fluid from master cylinder as due to wearing down of the discs I had obviously topped up the reservoir. How nice to have some new pads, don't realise the subtle rattles from the broken pad springs until new pads are fitted. As I mentioned to Keith's post on rag an polish, these bikes still look top class, even Beryl at 15yrs and 234,840kms looks very sophisticated.
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Re: Beryl Beemer gets new front bacon slicers

Phil, how is the braking now... does it feel smooth & even from the front?
I still have this subtle "shudder" feeling from my new ones when braking hard. Hoping it goes after the Snowy Ride shakedown.


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Phil, how is the braking now... does it feel smooth & even from the front?
I still have this subtle "shudder" feeling from my new ones when braking hard. Hoping it goes after the Snowy Ride shakedown.
Afternoon Chris,
"heavy braking??? wots that?? hehehheh My ABS lights have been flashing the slow tango beat for 12 months or more, funnily enough, about a week after I had a new front tyre fitted. Methinks it was just coincidence.

Have checked the front sensor gap and right on spec (.020" from memory).

Braking feels muchoooooooooooo better. Maybe it's a brain trick knowing that I have new pads on parallel discs....that's gotta be better than my previous concaved units, which I have a pix here. Dont forget the concave part is on both sides..

I have got my monies worth outta those two discs, which I can probably turn into outer cosmetic rings for wall clocks?? May have to get them chromed or something to stop the oxidation.

Beryl just looks so smick with new discs....Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: Beryl Beemer gets new front bacon slicers

I hope they last long enough for you Phil... in my world NG has always stood for "No Good"... don't use

Did you happen to measure the final thickness of the old discs? I think I could have given you my old ones and you would have gotten another 100k out of them!

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I hope they last long enough for you Phil... in my world NG has always stood for "No Good"... don't use

Did you happen to measure the final thickness of the old discs? I think I could have given you my old ones and you would have gotten another 100k out of them!
"NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO GGGGOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDD????"

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

What about yer brake pads could I have got another 100k outta them too?

I'll measure the discs and let you know. Last time I measured I think I was down to 1/2 thickness... (still plenty of meat on them discs...hehehhheeh).

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Re: Beryl Beemer gets new front bacon slicers

Looks like you should of put brake pads more often instead of running them metal against metal I have 76,000 on mine and the disc are just about smooth across the board yet

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