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post #1 of 6 Old May 13th, 2017, 11:31 am Thread Starter
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Hi All, I'm new to this forum and newer owner of a K1200LT, had the bike in for service and was told the brake discs need to be replaced to the tune of $1400.00!!! Yikes. Anyone have a suggestion on doing that job cheaper. I am planning to do the work myself as am pretty handy with tools. The OEM rotors are almost $800.00 plus $200 for new shoes. I saw where one of you replaced yours with EBC rotors from Bike Bandit. I checked them out but there rotors are bare of any install parts. They said to reuse the old mounting hardware. My old ones area the larger ones with a "rivet pack" I assume they are factory installed and not removable to reuse? Any suggestions on the best way to proceed would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time.
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post #2 of 6 Old May 13th, 2017, 12:39 pm
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Get EBC, not OEM. I did remove cowbell noise from the back just by changing the rotor


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i'm no mechanic. I use my lift to wash bikes, change oil, and recently...change the brakes. Took me an hour. I think it would take a mechanic five minutes. If I can do it, anyone can. Good luck.


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Hi All, I'm new to this forum and newer owner of a K1200LT, had the bike in for service and was told the brake discs need to be replaced to the tune of $1400.00!!! Yikes. Anyone have a suggestion on doing that job cheaper. I am planning to do the work myself as am pretty handy with tools. The OEM rotors are almost $800.00 plus $200 for new shoes. I saw where one of you replaced yours with EBC rotors from Bike Bandit. I checked them out but there rotors are bare of any install parts. They said to reuse the old mounting hardware. My old ones area the larger ones with a "rivet pack" I assume they are factory installed and not removable to reuse? Any suggestions on the best way to proceed would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time.
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My experience with replacing front rotors is in thread link below... EBC were great for me.
I also just re-used the old hardware.. bolts, washers etc. All good.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/k1200lt/...kudos-ebc.html

Note: this is on an '05 model... if you have an earlier model they are a different part number.. see attached EBC catalogue list (sourced from the web a few years back)

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My experience with replacing front rotors is in thread link below... EBC were great for me.
I also just re-used the old hardware.. bolts, washers etc. All good.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/k1200lt/...kudos-ebc.html

Note: this is on an '05 model... if you have an earlier model they are a different part number.. see attached EBC catalogue list (sourced from the web a few years back)
I wonder how BMW feels about being a non-Japanese motorcycle rather than a German motorcycle.
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Thanks a bunch CWS, great info. Think I can do the job myself now.
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