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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-11-2019, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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I am still not satisfied with the front brake. I have changed that MC to Magura 12mm and this improved the braking by, let's say, 40%, but still, it feels that I need to press the brake lever very hard in an emergency. The bike has stainless steel brake lines and I put very good brake fluid. It all just makes no sense. My MC is superb, and the radial calliper is great. by the process of elimination, I can only find fault with the disc brake. there are two available on the web - EBC and Galfer. From my experience, the Galfer is much superior, though more expensive. It is also a floating disc, which is very suitable for the non-floating caliper. I will let you guys know how it goes.
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how about the brake pads ...?
have you tried alternatives.?
Are the pads glazed.. ? - give them a good scouring ...
is the abs cutting in ... if not perhaps more lever effort.
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I have had a very minor improvement with brembo "red" brake pads.
A week ago i've had the brake recall and they replaced the parts. I expected a kind of improvement but it remained unchanged. I've got as a substitute bike a new F850, and when I returned it and jumped on again the G310 the difference in braking power was very impressive, too huge
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how about the brake pads ...?
have you tried alternatives.?
Are the pads glazed.. ? - give them a good scouring ...
is the abs cutting in ... if not perhaps more lever effort.
yes, I changed to Brembo HH pads, even though the OEM are probably Brembo too. I did not see much improvement. I installed Galfer rotors in my 2 other bikes, and they are the best money can buy, so I am having some hopes here.
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so I have received the brake disc. it is a piece of art and I was able to get it rather cheap on ebay, just over 100 pounds. i will fit it probably tomorrow and see how it improves the quality of braking. it is a full floating disc, and Galfer is the one that invented wave rotors where the wavy pattern is not only on the outside but also on the inside.
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so I have received the brake disc. it is a piece of art and I was able to get it rather cheap on ebay, just over 100 pounds. i will fit it probably tomorrow and see how it improves the quality of braking. it is a full floating disc, and Galfer is the one that invented wave rotors where the wavy pattern is not only on the outside but also on the inside.
Nice, keep us updated on how it goes.
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regrettably, the galfer is selling a completely wrong brake disc for the 310 bmw. the bolt holes are in the wrong place. I got really annoyed

now, I need to return it.

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I will try with EBC. they have brake discs for our bike

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i ordered the EBC brake rotor, and it should arrive soon. the EBC person wrote to me that it is a floating rotor, but I am not sure if it is. does it look like floating? it looks solid to me
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another EBC person confirmed that it is a solid rotor. does anyone know who is the manufacturer of the front brake disc for 310? I suspect that it is Bybre, or in other words, the fake Brembo.

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