FA304HH pads are sintered pads. I can say that for the '06 model LT, at least, the book specifies that ORGANIC pads be used for the rear, not sintered.mtrevelino said:Here are the part numbers:The EBC Pads that fit the K1200LT are:* FA304HH (Rear, all years)
If Mother Motorrad says I should use organic pads on my rear brake (and she does, on page 70 of the Maintenance Instruction book), that's what I'm going to do, especially if it gives me the added benefit of silence when I stop, which it has, for the past 227 miles.®win said:I have the '05 (Europe '04) with the FA304HH in the rear caliper. Excellent braking, no squealing. I don't see any reason to go for organic pads (less stopping power).
I haven't heard of any changes to the rear brakes for the '06 model, so I assume the FA304HH will be OK for that model as well.
What I've been attempting to do with my posts in these EBC threads lately is to make the point that just making a generic reference to "EBC" isn't always the whole story.DaveDragon said:I use EBC Front & Rear, Front have never rattled on my 02.
Just for the record...my current rear pads ARE EBC sintered pads. No noise! Nada. However...when I change them in a few weeks, I did buy the organic EBCs as an experiment. I'm betting that there will be no noticeable difference in stopping power. We'll see...CriticalMass said:What I've been attempting to do with my posts in these EBC threads lately is to make the point that just making a generic reference to "EBC" isn't always the whole story.
EBC makes brake pads that fit the LT in both sintered (pn FA304HH) and organic (kevlar) (pn FA304) styles. This is important, to me, at least, due to the fact that BMW wants me to use sintered pads on my front brakes, and organic pads on my rear brakes. I see some posters recommending sintered pads for the rear brakes, arguing that sintered material provides better braking than organic. [snip]
That's very interesting to me - sintered and no squeal.messenger13 said:Just for the record...my current rear pads ARE EBC sintered pads. No noise! Nada. However...when I change them in a few weeks, I did buy the organic EBCs as an experiment. I'm betting that there will be no noticeable difference in stopping power. We'll see...
The HH sintered pads are not hard on rotors. I used them for nearly 100,000 miles, same rotor, still was good when I totaled the bike.messenger13 said:One good argument to go with NON-sintered EBCs is because they would be easier on the rotor. This is the reason for my little experiment.
For the record, "Joe's little experiment" is already underway on "Dave's" '06, as posted previously in this thread. And, to reiterate, organic pads are BMW spec for my 2006 LT. Using HH pads on my bike would be going into "test pilot" territory. At the present time, I see no compelling reason to do that.meese said:On the '02 and up Integral brakes, braking power isn't an issue. Many of us still use HH pads because they do help minimize the squealing. But I'm willing to consider alternatives as well. So I'm interested in how Joe's little experiment pans out, and I'd also like to get your results after a few thousand miles.
Then you don't understand the premise of MY experiment. I want to see if there is a substantial braking difference between the sintered and NON-sintered EBCs. And I don't give two hoots about what kind of pads BMW specs for a K1200LT...2002 or 2006 model. If something works better...it's better. Period. I don't give a rip what Hans or Franz says over there in BeemerVille. What's the worse that could happen? A fried rotor?! David Shealey already said his rotors were fine after 100K. My bike's getting sold before 100K...when the "new" LT is released. I guarantee it.CriticalMass said:For the record, "Joe's little experiment" is already underway on "Dave's" '06...