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Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

I purchased a new to me GSA and need to replace the brake pads on front and rear. Any suggestions on brands?
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I purchased a new to me GSA and need to replace the brake pads on front and rear. Any suggestions on brands?
No idea on brake pad brands, but just wanted to say "congrats" on the purchase of GSA ! Good choice!
I bet you'll love it!
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Re: Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

Most buy the OEM but they are expensive. If you want to go inexpensive you can order a complete set (fronts and rear) of SUMO pads on eBay for I believe around $30...
I have run the sumo pads and they work well, good feel, but they'll need replaced more frequently than OEM.
Someone told me that the OEM are ebc. I don't believe that to be true because when I ran the ebc pads on my RT, they really ate the rotors. Regardless the ebc are still rather pricy and I prefer the feel of the sumo. I have run the Sixty Six ceramic pads also and liked them
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Re: Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

Are the OEM pads different on a GS vs. RT? I really have no idea. I ask because if both use the same original pads, you’ll probably see a lot of options referenced on various RT threads here.

With that being said, I have a 14 RT and once I awakened after seeing the BMW price, went with Carbone Lorraine that I purchased from Beemer Boneyard. They were about 1/3 the cost. They work A-OK for me.

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Can't say for all years but for 2011 the RT and GS used the same pads. Can't see why BMW would go different.
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Re: Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

Max bmw has 15% off all month of September. type in "15OFF" in form, somewhere there is a discount block. The parts fiche will guide you to what you need. And if you want to know if a specific part will work on other bikes type that part number into the "search" function and a list of all bikes that part is used on shows up.
https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/fiche.aspx
I tend to use OEM pads as they are perfect, same thickness backing plate as original correct compound for front or rear, all that sort of stuff. I don't recommend ECB. Beemerboneyard has a brand carbone lorraine, that no one complains about. But I have never used them. Brakes and tires a re not to be cheaped out on. Although prices for OEM parts are getting out of hand lately.

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Re: Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

I can absolutely recommend this sintered brake pads to you: https://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.c...rake-pads.html
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