vincentbob Posted March 10, 2007 Share Posted March 10, 2007 At 4000 miles I had to have my discs and pads replaced under warranty, as one of them had 0.010" runout and they were juddering badly. Having now completed 8000 miles I have noticed the same occuring again. My local dealers have never heard of the problem (ho ho), but they have told me that they will be replaced no problem as they have not completed 10,000 miles, which is what BMW consider to be the minimum life span, after which warping is considered "fair wear and tear". If this is the case, then it looks like I will have free discs and pads for life, as the bike seems incapable of doing anywhere near 10,000 miles before the discs fail. However, I heard on this forum that there is a fix which involves using a different brake pad design, but my local dealer in Long Eaton has not heard of it. My previous replacements were fitted in Sept 06, just 6 months ago, so perhaps the fix is more recent than that. Does anyone have experience of this fix and its effectiveness, and does anyone have any thoughts on BMW's long term position on ths regarding their warranty on new discs. If I recall right, the new discs and pads cost BMW £450 fitted, which at just 4000 miles a set, will exceed the cost of the bikes depreciation if its going to be an ongoing thing, and if I have to pay for it myself. Best regards. Link to comment
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