BMW Brake pads - Daylight robbery

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Prolly in the next 3 or so weeks - I'm such a socialite I don't have time to blink at the moment. (don't know how that happened)
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Its the way you dress bro, makes you wanted, the way I ride makes me wanted, sorry for hijack. RIDE,RACE,PLAY! I RIDE THEREFORE I AM!
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Charles, i have a rear caliper (used) from a R1100S which should work on your GS, let me know if you are interested... 2008 F800GS 2007 F800ST 2005 F650GS(In hospital...) Motorcycle Rider Training http://www.twowheels.co.za

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I broke the bracket on my hand gurad that connects to the handle bars for the 1200, was quoted R680.00 for a bracket..CRAZY!
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Hi Max Yes, I am interested - how much and when and where? I am going to the DS Festival in Clanwilliam this weekend, so maybe early next week? Website Administrator [http://honeybadger.net Honey Badger IT Services]

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Yip next weekend is good, just drop me an email, maxl@iafrica.com 2008 F800GS 2007 F800ST 2005 F650GS(In hospital...) Motorcycle Rider Training http://www.twowheels.co.za

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Chris Dunn what mirror costs R800? My quote after a small slip in diesel MIRROR RIGHT K1200GT R1,421.23 FRONT FAIRING K12GT R5,233.18 RIGHT FAIRING K12GT R5,508.62 RIGHT BELLY PAN R1,972.09 RIGHT PANNIER LID K12GT R3,770.70
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The mirror for my 1200GS. Broke it on the Transki trip last year.
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charles wrote:
What the dealer workshops will do however, is tell us about the cheaper options, or even supply the cheaper options (especially to those clients they know are price conscious and who are courteous and friendly).
I ride a 2002 Dakar. It's in good running condition, and whilst I would not take a risk with any 'dodgy' parts, Atlantic Motorrad, when servicing my bike, have given me advice on parts (brake pads in particular) that I can save on by supplying them with the bike at service time. I can fit/change my own pads, filters, etc - so yes, I have had great money-saving tips from Atlantic WHILST still having my bike serviced, and paying money over to them. And a courteous/friendly enquiry does produce results...! http://www.themanorcottage.co.za

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I'm glad to hear it. I have had limited experience with BMW so I wouldn’t want to generalise based on my experiences. What I gather from the forum is that the guys at auto Atlantic are more interested in helping one than making money. Its a good thing too since dealing with them is almost inevitable
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Rekall the same can be said for the workshops at Hamman and Donford. Start with the dealership that is most conveniently located. When I worked in Cape Town I used Atlantic, now that I work in Bellville I use Hamman - I have not one bad experience from either, in fact many GOOD experiences.
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I dug out an invoice dated 2009/01/30, for TWO (front only)brake pads, for R250.80, for my Dakar, from Atlantic - and it seemed quite reasonable - I beleive they may sell a 2nd brand for those on a budget, - also gave me confidence buying them from Atlantic, for what it's worth. http://www.themanorcottage.co.za

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If I let loose who actually makes the brake pads for BMW I think a shocked silence would follow. RIDE,RACE,PLAY! I RIDE THEREFORE I AM!
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R250? Thats slightly cheaper than the SBK pads I bought. When I commented on the price of the brakes at BMW all I got was a blank stare (no offer of a cheaper brand or a suggestion as to where I could find them cheaper) My experience was clearly an unlucky isolated incident. Freak, who makes them? Who makes them?
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Name ,rank serial number, thats all I can give you. RIDE,RACE,PLAY! I RIDE THEREFORE I AM!
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I had family who worked for Robert Bosch and was able to get hold of a book nobody wants you to have. It lists products according to the part-manufacturer's part numbers, not the car manufacturer's part number. (Such as GUD filters' part numbers for example.) This allows you to look up your particular filter/brake pad and see what other vehicle it fits on. Then you phone around and get prices for that. In this way I was able to save about 50% by fitting 'Jetta' points to my Mercedes, 200% by fitting 'Jaguar' oil filter to a Rolls-Royce and even more by fitting a Bedford truck airfilter to a Bentley! (Remember, it is the same part, made by the same supplier, just in a different box.) Once I even had a part shop staffer wanting to know what vehicle the part was for. When I questioned him what difference it made besides the price he was going to charge me, he laughingly admitted this was the case, but then gave me a great deal. Cheers Frank
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That is a scary story!
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Frank a particular Merc uses the same wheel bearing as a Mitsubishi van (actually Mitsu copied the design ...). MAJOR difference in price for the SAME part. A few years back I did some work at a fish factory. At the end of the production line, just before it is transported they labels were put on. YES, ALL the brands were there. When you ordered 2 boxes of brand A and another couple of boxes of brand B - you would get EXACTLY the same stuff, just a different label. Then the compition comition stepped in (not sure why). The fishing companies then had to "buy" the labels - the one brand sold for R50 mil !! Drive through Ashton and have a look at the range of names on the wall of the canning company - ALL the major brands are still there ...... Do you still believe there is any benefit in paying for a "superior" brand ??
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It's like the 'No Name' brand cornflakes filled at the Bokomo factory! Same product in a different doos.

 

 

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ShadedGS wrote:
Lol, It's mostly spanner work and then some press work. A rubber mallet might be used later.
Just remember the golden rule.......don't force it, just use a larger hammer! :D
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I get so terribly upset every time I see how we, the consumer, is loaded with inflated pricing. Saturday I was riding on the N2 when I noticed a very good looking 1150GS exactly as my GeelKameel. The rider & I stopped in Durbanville to chat. I commented on his good looking (neat & clean, ~65000km) bike, and noticed a dent near the tank top. The story he told me gave me the shivers - He had a fall, bending the steering tube & distorted the instrument panel, dents to the tank & broken windshield. Otherwise fine. The bike was written off due to repairs that was to cost R55000. He tried to buy the bike back, to no avail. Repairs more expensive than the value of the bike.... owner cannot buy back... Many months later he heard that his bike was on its way to be taken apart for spares, and where the bike was at the time. He went there & managed to buy his bike back (as assembled spares, I presume?). That is all well, until I heard he said that he fixed the bike as I see it there in front of me, for less than R5000! '''Why on earth was it written off in the first place!!!! Why R55k for repairs?''' Not only because the genuine parts are so heluva expensive, also because the "rules of the marque" assumes we are full of money (otherwise we would not ride their brand). And they want to replace all damage plus each and every little component that ''may'' be affected by the fall. All at high cost of spares. And the insurance premium is quick to follow, meeting the cost of spares. En ons moet maar hoes.... PS last year I had my GK serviced at a dealer. While collecting it, I saw a cleaner struggling with a huge cardboard box that had torn open. Inside were plenty car parts, used filters etc. Among everything was a set of GSA panniers, on their way to the dumpsite. Many many GS riders would love to get them, fix them & use them. Yet the "rules" dictate that it become dumped to waste.
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GK the gentleman you mention would be Johan Kroes of course. RIDE,RACE,PLAY! I RIDE THEREFORE I AM!
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I fitted SBS pads on my 1200RT and have used those pads at high speeds. No problem! These are comsumable parts as is your battery, tyres, etc These pads are used for racing on Japanese bikes, tested by me in wet and dry conditions. I can recommend these pads without hesitation. And remember, pads are critical components.. Don't waste space - live on the edge

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Just a small caution in this thread The recommended BMW pad is a Sintered Metal material which is more costly to manufacture. There are options in the aftermarket for Organic Material Pads which will appear to be far more cost effective on the pocket. The choice remains yours to Buy or not to Buy. Sintered metal is the only material used on the race bikes as the Organic cannot handle the heat. Regards Your reach must be further than your grasp....
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You are right. I forgot to mention that it has to be sintered pads. Thats what my previous post was all about! Don't waste space - live on the edge

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Something like this. .. 021 715 7182 biketique@motorlease.co.za skype: marius-burger RIDE,RACE,PLAY! I RIDE THEREFORE I AM!
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Freak, you're such a naughty boy!
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It's really just a case of Brembo being Italian and their silly export duties making everything exotic and pricey.

 

They do however last longer, but I'm also a believer in SBS. 

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Try R2700 for a pair of rear brake shoes from BMW for a 1980 R65.

R550 from SBS.

BMW IS a rip off.

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