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Rear brake pads?

Anybody had good luck with aftermarket rear brake pads for a 2007 K1200LT ? where to order them from and if they stay quiet? or if the difference in price is small enoug to stay with original BMW pads?. I hate to put pads that might be harmfull for the rotor or reduce the stopping performance and make noise on top of that. Any imput will be apreciated.
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www.beemerboneyard.com will have most everything you need.

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Anybody had good luck with aftermarket rear brake pads for a 2007 K1200LT ? where to order them from and if they stay quiet? or if the difference in price is small enoug to stay with original BMW pads?. I hate to put pads that might be harmfull for the rotor or reduce the stopping performance and make noise on top of that. Any imput will be apreciated.
I bought mine from BeemerBoneyard. They work fine, but the squeal that the new BMW rotor had eliminated is now back with these pads. I don't know for sure if the OEM pads would have been quiet, but the pads that came on the bike were quiet after the new rotor was unstalled while the bike was still under warranty. I forget now if the 10 bolt was replaced by a 5 bolt or vice-versa, but the change removed the squeal that had come with the bike as standard equipment.

Unforutnately, when I replaced the OEM pads with those from BB, the noise came back...

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Re: Rear brake pads?

Thanks for the fast responses. I do have a loud rear squeal coming to a final stop on my `07 with 10k only , I just got this bike a week ago and the rear pads look worn close to the metal. I don`t know if they are original or not but the previous owner told me that he loved to use the rear brakes.I don`t mind paying the high price of the BMW pads if those are the only quiet ones out there. That`s why I wanted to get some options out there.
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EBC HH pads have for many been the desired rear replacement

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I bought mine from BeemerBoneyard. They work fine, but the squeal that the new BMW rotor had eliminated is now back with these pads. I don't know for sure if the OEM pads would have been quiet, but the pads that came on the bike were quiet after the new rotor was unstalled while the bike was still under warranty. I forget now if the 10 bolt was replaced by a 5 bolt or vice-versa, but the change removed the squeal that had come with the bike as standard equipment.

Unforutnately, when I replaced the OEM pads with those from BB, the noise came back...
The squeaky brakes (as opposed to the cowbell noise) will almost always come back, unless you bed your brakes in. Doesn't matter which brand - doesn't matter where you bought 'em. I followed this practice starting several years ago, with every new set of pads I put on, and never have noise.

Click here for instructions on how to properly bed your brakes in.

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I popped in some CP Brakes pads in my '01 tat I picked up at the GP for $29. Quick change and light burn in and no noise at all. Yet. Mine were pretty bad, Squeeling horribly, had about 1 mm flesh left on them and a long pedal. Im going to order the fronts from Spiegle soon. Same price $29 per cal.
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Re: Rear brake pads?

OK, seems like the EBC Double H pads are the winner for the rear, Now can someone tell me the part number for them? it is a 2007 K1200LT and some websites show a different pad on the picture and I am confused. Amazon shows a different picture for part# FA304HH
and Motorcycle superstore shows the ones with only one hole ear in one end. That way I have a better search tool. Sorry for my ignorance I just haven`t taken appart the back brakes to see what they look like. Thank`s for the kwick responses.

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I got mine from Beemer Boneyard and bedded them like Brian posted, no noise at all and the price was right.

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EBC rear pads 1999 to 2009 K1200LT part # FA 304HH

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Go with the EBC rotor also.I did and now have a rear brake that actually functions properly.And no cow bell!

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Unless something seriously wrong or someone has been riding the brakes real hard, they should last a whole lot longer than 10k.

I'm hard of hearing, my brakes moan some just as I come to a stop. I can barely hear it and then for a second or two. Doesn't bother me enough to get me to do something about it.

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Go with the EBC rotor also.I did and now have a rear brake that actually functions properly.And no cow bell!
I thought that the cow bell was to let the other riders know that you came to a complete stop?

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Mechanic,

The early LTs had Brembo calipers and used the pads with a single hole in them. Once they switched over to the BMW calipers the pads have 2 holes(either 2001 or 2002).

The EBC 304HH are the correct pads. I have used EBC 244HH but had to grind the corners down to make them identical .

If you are looking for a set of sporty tires that are weight rated for the LT you might consider using Michelin Pilot Road 3 in the front and Avon Storm Ultra on the rear. I have used this combo for about 50K (several sets of course) and they have worked out great. Getting 13K on the front and 11K on the rear .

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Anybody had good luck with aftermarket rear brake pads for a 2007 K1200LT ? where to order them from and if they stay quiet? or if the difference in price is small enoug to stay with original BMW pads?. I hate to put pads that might be harmfull for the rotor or reduce the stopping performance and make noise on top of that. Any imput will be apreciated.
EBC's HH pads. I've done 2 bikes with them and they always performed flawlessly AND quietly. Change the rear disc while you're at it too. You won't regret it.

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The early LTs had Brembo calipers and used the pads with a single hole in them. Once they switched over to the BMW calipers the pads have 2 holes(either 2001 or 2002). Ron
The rear pads Brembo or BMW all have two holes. The front pads changed in 2002.

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Thank you all for the imputs. Will get them right away.
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The rear pads Brembo or BMW all have two holes. The front pads changed in 2002.

Dave is right...I don't know what I was thinking. I was looking at the fiche and it shows a rear pad with a single hole in it....bad picture. I knew better.

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You guys are right, finally got my butt on my knees with a flashlight and yes, TWO HOLES on them, will be placing my order soon
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what year bike do you use those tire on. I can only find Metzler and Bridgestone for my 2006, and they dont last for squat. I realize this post is old, hopefully you see this
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Try searching tire threads in the LT forum instead of this thread. There is an additional Chinese tire some have tried for the later model LTs. Unreinforced and radial tires should not be mounted on the rear of your '05.

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I see most recommend the HH pads.

I just replaced my rear rotor with an EBC part. The EBC guy advised that since the rotor is made of billet steel instead of stainless steel you shouldn't use full metallic or full sintered brake pads as they may be too abrasive on the rotor. He recommended to use organic or semi sintered brake pads like EBC's part number FA304V semi sintered pads.
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Thanks, I have searched through the forum, I was hoping KellenBenz would see it, I am new to posting and though if would post under his comment. The actual reason I got on today was to check on the EBC brake pads I found on line. I just couldn't resist when I saw his tire comment.
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I've used both EBC HH And DP pads with good results

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Thanks, I have searched through the forum, I was hoping KellenBenz would see it, I am new to posting and though if would post under his comment. The actual reason I got on today was to check on the EBC brake pads I found on line. I just couldn't resist when I saw his tire comment.
Welcome to the forum! It takes a little time to get acclimated to using it.

Until your inquiry yesterday, the last prior posting to this thread was from September 2011, so many of the people that posted back then may no longer own the same bike, products may have changed and/or become unavailable, or left the forum. Therefore, you might want to check on the date the thread originated and it's last posting when doing searches. Many of the same topics are covered in more recent threads, and contain more up-to-date info.

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OK, seems like the EBC Double H pads are the winner for the rear, Now can someone tell me the part number for them? it is a 2007 K1200LT and some websites show a different pad on the picture and I am confused. Amazon shows a different picture for part# FA304HH
and Motorcycle superstore shows the ones with only one hole ear in one end. That way I have a better search tool. Sorry for my ignorance I just haven`t taken appart the back brakes to see what they look like. Thank`s for the kwick responses.
I just got mine from amazon, EBC FA 304HH are correct for rear. Pics are screwed up but that is correct # for rear

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