Catastrophic front brake failure

Squeaky back brake? Hard to control at 30mph/40kph?
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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by pinifarina » Thu May 02, 2013 7:42 pm

Mikeylikesit wrote:im smelling a good case for a recall......
Nice :D

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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by STU » Fri May 10, 2013 10:49 am

I had the same problem last year on my 2010 smt I E-mailed Brembo but got no reply :x
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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by zimm17 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:19 pm

I just put the EBC HH Extreme pads in and did a ride today. The brembo pads are look OK but squeal badly. Can't comment on the bite until they're broken in, but they don't squeal which is a win for me. They have that cool "zzzzzzzzzhhhhhhheeeeeeeeee" sound that HH's make when grabing brake at high speed. I like 'em so far.
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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by pinifarina » Fri May 10, 2013 3:59 pm

Through my local KTM dealer, my front brake set malfunction case was present to the Portugal KTM Warranty guy, so i´m waiting.
I told him about another cases i saw here and in Ducati forums (some Ducati uses exactly same front set).

My dealer told me that the warranty guy's first reaction was not that positive. He argued that discs and pads suffers high worn (dont know if right word » mean usage).
On what i said that both discs and pads are very good on appearence and without signs of anomalies.

Then the guy told my dealer that he would present my case to KTM headquarter back in Austria, to check if it is an isolate case or not.

Over here, the set costs about 600€, so lets have some hope ;)

PS1. Obviously my bike is still under warranty...
PS2. New pipes coming under warranty too (3 cm fracture under and across the weld that connects the pipe to the frame, near the place were the pipe ends and the silencer begins).

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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by Random00 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:18 pm

http://www.motofire.com/2017/05/news/in ... e-failure/

I would say KTM is aware of the issue now....

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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by Newjerseyduke » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:43 pm

44k for a surgeon with broken hand(s). That's nothing. He's gonna blow half that on a new '17 SD GT.
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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by limeyduffa » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:53 pm

^^^^^^

Where's the like button ! :lol:. The pads on my 2012 SMT were shit. I f*cked em off pretty quickly. There was also a front brakes recall on my 2006 Superduke back in 2007.

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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by jhalfhide » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:51 pm

All parts made by Brembo, I'd have shoved it back at them.


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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by Nordic09 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:30 pm

My brakes were pulsing ar 20k last summer. Tried all the tricks with rotating buttons etc. Discs were worn a bit more in the center, but free movement in buttons enabled disc move a bit and then the groove in disc forms oval when rotating. This will pulse what ever you do. New EBC discs from ebay, and new ebc sinter pad. And cleaning of pistons with brake clean. Works as new and now you know how great those brakes are. One finger easy stoppie available. It seems that those pistons should be annually cleaned to prevent jagging = sudden kill for the discs. If pulsing, the cure is ebc disc, with the cost. DIY piece of cake. And buy both discs.
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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by jhalfhide » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:36 pm

I've some pitting on my rear (I use my rear more than the front I think) and was looking at EBC or galfer. Glad to hear you're happy with EBC as they are cheaper [THUMBS UP SIGN]


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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by limeyduffa » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:02 am

Metal gear sinnered. 30­-048-­S for the rear. 30-183-S for the front. It's the goods :)

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Re: Catastrophic front brake failure

Post by Magic Wand » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:09 pm

SMT 2010, 47000 km.

First "deep clean" of the brakes ever last weekend. I don´t drive during winter time, and never on salty roads!

Drained the brake fluid through the air screws on the calipers.

Took the calipers out and pushed the pistons out using pressured air. Cleaned all parts with STP Brake Cleaner and a (used) tooth brush ;)

The original Brembo pads had at least 3 mm thickness left, on all 8. I have new SBS pads in a box, and they have about 4,5 mm thickness. Didn´t see any reason to replace the original Brembo ones. They will live for another 10 000 km I believe.

All back together and it´s working as it should.

Only issue was the every time coming problem to air bleed the system... have patience!
Now it seems like it works as it should.

UPDATE 14 of July:
I have driven almost 2000 km the last week, including 2 track days, and the front brakes works good.
And also, the irritating noise when pushing the bike slowly forward (or backward) at the same time turning the steering, disappeared :)

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