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Offline The Orb

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front brake judder
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:58:17 AM »
Hi

 Just wondering if anyone has had a problem with front brake judder. Its not warped discs as it doesn't do it all the time just sometimes. Its booked in to get checked over next week. Its a 2017 model the new one.

Thanks in advance

Offline Airsafari87

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 10:45:06 AM »
At high speed , low speed?

Light or heavy braking pressure?

Is the level of judder always constant? or does it get worse with speed / lever pressure?

It could be a warped disc?

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 12:22:36 PM »
Mine did it basically from the day I bought it.  I mainly felt it at low speeds braking to a stop.  At about 16,000 miles I replaced the pads with Carbone Lorraines. I am always careful to use brake caliper grease on the baking of the pads.  Pulsing was gone!

Im guessing that a good cleaning of the pads and caliper, then greasing the back of the pads is all it really needed.  If it had started after I had a lot of miles on it I would have said the pads were the issue.  But because it started very early on I tend to think the factory just doesnt install them properly with grease on the backing.

Id be interested to see if anyone else tries this and fixes it. BTW, I changed pads on the S1000R and my BMW 1600 at about the same time.  They are both very easy bikes to change pads on.  Its a cheap fix if you do it yourself. 
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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 12:33:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Airsafari87 [+]
At high speed , low speed?

Light or heavy braking pressure?

Is the level of judder always constant? or does it get worse with speed / lever pressure?

It could be a warped disc?

Hi Ive noticed it a various speeds, i don't think its warped discs as it would do it all the time. its not a violent shudder but i never had this problem with my gen 1 skr. I thought it might be something to do with the cornering ABS, but i don't want to do much with it myself as its still under warranty so will just See what they say when they check it over. they had to recalibrate the throttle last moonth at its one year service.

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 12:35:58 PM »

Hi it could well be that but its only done 4600 miles and was only serviced last month. The bike it still under warranty so ill wait to see what they say next week when they check it over.

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 02:28:14 PM »
Had a similar issue with mine and was also variable so I didn't think it was a warp but it turn out that it was.
BMW changed it under warranty.

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 06:20:42 PM »
Thanks for the help, was yours the new model?

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 09:12:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by The Orb [+]
Thanks for the help, was yours the new model?

Mine is the old model but don't know how much different the brakes are.

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 10:36:40 PM »
I am pretty sure the brakes (rotors, calipers, MC are the same on all years as well as the RR)

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 10:42:16 PM »
I get this about 50% of the time at slow speed, when making gentle stops(under 25kph) the frequency of the judder is quite high though, considering the wheel speed. Also seems to come through the head-stem, more than the lever or wheel. Like a clunking sensation. Ive just had it serviced by bmw.

 


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