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Offline SimonUK

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2018, 11:35:53 PM »
The other thing to check(and I had an issue with some rotors) is if the bobbins are free. The rotor should move slightly (they are semi floating), so you should be able to move the rotor slightly with your fingers in relation to the carrier.

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Offline The Orb

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 05:44:16 PM »
Hi folks
 Just to let you know my bike went to BMW motorrad East Kilbride in Scotland my closest dealer which is still 170 mile round trip, the discs were warped but the good news is that as someone else said they are getting replaced under warranty. Thanks for all the replies and help.

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 12:51:17 AM »
I have the same issue at low speed coming to a stop for a 2017 with HP rims and only 1200 miles. Nothing severe but still a bit annoying. Love the initial bite though
I'll have the dealer take a look if it gets worse...

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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 09:17:15 AM »
My experience of this occurred when I took my 17/18 machine to Almeria circuit in October 2018 as part of a Eurotour.
Hammering down towards the corners the judder was so severe that I completely lost confidence in the bike for two day of riding the circuit. I went to the in house suspension specialist (as suspension set up solved this problem when I had a Honda CBR600RR some years ago) but they couldn't (or didn't really know how to) set it up to improve it any.
Anyhow, luckily I had taken a spare set of EBC pads with me and so I changed out the original Brembo pads and put these in and cleaned the discs with thinners or whatever.
Totally transformed the bike. No judder at all and regained confidence to thrash about and overtake a few dedicated track bikes. These bikes are fast yer know. I think I surprised a few of the boys on circuit considering I rode my bike there, took off my luggage and beat them on the straights.
Summary of this story is; just try cleaning the discs and maybe replace the pads.
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Re: front brake judder
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2019, 05:42:19 AM »
Simon, that steering head clunk is one symptom of improperly adjusted head bearings. Two ways to really check, first is to have a front lift that uses a pin that fits into the bottom of the triple tree stem so you can grab the fork tubes and give them a shake. The other is to just go ahead and re set the torque on the proper (inner notched) nut under the top triple tree piece. Maybe the dealer work sheet can confirm the fork service. Called out at 6000, miles and 12K after that.
First thing I suggest to people when minor pulsing turns up is scotch brite pad and brake cleaner solvent. Sometimes a clear deposit is made on the disk from a hot brake pad. This will change the friction and cause pulsation going slow.


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