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    Parking brake

    Changing out parking brake pads as non functioning and looked like inner pad was worn. Replacement pads look nothing like OEM, online catalogs all show similar small pads and looks like there was a break in part numbers in 2014 but all images show smaller pads. Any ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclenut View Post
    Changing out parking brake pads as non functioning and looked like inner pad was worn. Replacement pads look nothing like OEM, online catalogs all show similar small pads and looks like there was a break in part numbers in 2014 but all images show smaller pads. Any ideas?
    What model? What year? How many miles? What's the manufacturer and part number of the replacement pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh View Post
    What model? What year? How many miles? What's the manufacturer and part number of the replacement pads?
    I have a 2014 C650GT USA model. About 14K miles. I purchased EBC SFA257/2 brake pads which most sources indicate will fit. From my research so far it looks like EBC SFA083 are the pads that are being used in mine. So far these seem to be available from UK and Germany only.

    I have not heard back from 2 BMW dealers I sent parts requests to yet [email protected]&$#?!




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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclenut View Post
    I have a 2014 C650GT USA model. About 14K miles. I purchased EBC SFA257/2 brake pads which most sources indicate will fit. From my research so far it looks like EBC SFA083 are the pads that are being used in mine. So far these seem to be available from UK and Germany only.

    I have not heard back from 2 BMW dealers I sent parts requests to yet [email protected]&$#?!
    Have you contacted the folks at JC Motors? They were awesome helping me with my last EBC purchase. The contact I worked with is Verne Ochangco ([email protected]).

    I also look at the parts fische at MAX BMW and it definitely looks odd. The part number is:

    34 21 8 526 263 SET: SET OF BRAKE PADS, PARKING BRAKE (to 01/14)
    but the picture looks like the new (incorrect) set you received.

    Setting all that aside, it's curious you'd need a replacement parking brake unless it was really mis-adjusted, causing it to wear. I have 55k miles on mine and have plenty of material left. Granted, I rarely use the side stand but there's no reason for any significant wear.

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    davidh,

    I spoke with my local dealer and sent them a photos and they were sure they could get me the right part regardless of what the part looked like in the catalog, same as MAX BMW fische. I sent them a photo and I believe he looked at it.

    The part is on order but it has to come from Germany I am told. I am pretty sure the SFA083 part from EBC is correct as well but that needs to come from UK or Germany as well, could not find stock in USA.

    I was surprised it was worn out as well. I am guessing it was mis-adjusted. I know I gave the adjusting bolt a few turns last year when it was not holding but it didnít seem to work for long and it hasnít worked for some time so not sure if it was due to my turning the adjuster or if it was already gone.

    Somehow it has to be dragging on the inside to wear that pad out as the inner pad was like new.

    Iíll have to see when the part arrives.




    Quote Originally Posted by davidh View Post
    Have you contacted the folks at JC Motors? They were awesome helping me with my last EBC purchase. The contact I worked with is Verne Ochangco ([email protected]).

    I also look at the parts fische at MAX BMW and it definitely looks odd. The part number is:



    but the picture looks like the new (incorrect) set you received.

    Setting all that aside, it's curious you'd need a replacement parking brake unless it was really mis-adjusted, causing it to wear. I have 55k miles on mine and have plenty of material left. Granted, I rarely use the side stand but there's no reason for any significant wear.



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