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    Default How much meat in brakes?

    The brake meat warning sign is on now and I took a peek without removing the front tires and seem to have 1/8 of an inch on the right side and something like half an inch on the left.
    Is this a fault in the sensor? How thin are pads when the sensor triggers?.

    Thanks chaps

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    There is now only one sensor and I believe it is on the offside
    However, if your break pad wear is as you suggest then there may be a sticking piston that requires attention
    I can take my brakes right down to indicator and both are pretty much equally worn

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    the sensor comes on when there is about 3mm ( just under an 1/8" ) left on the pads...
    if the sensor has tripped then it'll need replacing as well..

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    Where do you get a replacment sensor from?

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    Not sure if you can get it from anywhere else but I got mine from the dealers at a wopping 10 quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    There is now only one sensor and I believe it is on the offside
    However, if your break pad wear is as you suggest then there may be a sticking piston that requires attention
    I can take my brakes right down to indicator and both are pretty much equally worn
    Thanks for the advice mate...I`ll check exactly how much meat by taking off the tyres and have a better look.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    the sensor comes on when there is about 3mm ( just under an 1/8" ) left on the pads...
    if the sensor has tripped then it'll need replacing as well..
    Thanks Mark...I think its time for new pads, and yeah a new sensor...anyway as far as I know they usually brake when replacing the pads so...
    Quote Originally Posted by eaglepva View Post
    Where do you get a replacment sensor from?
    Stealer's mate...not to expensive as mentioned above

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    you can get the sensor wire from the stealers they cost around £20 rip off mate

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