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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Brembo brakes on 2019 Speed Twin

With three thousand miles on my Speed Twin, it has gone in for warranty replacement of the front discs. They have been sending a pulse through to the brake lever for a few hundred miles and have now been diagnosed as warped. I have also been tolerating a low pitched groan from the front, just before the bike stops rolling. I got a call from the workshop to say that one of the new replacements is warped straight out of the box and they need yet another one from the factory. I'd always thought that Brembo were the go to people for upgraded brakes. It seems that Nissin has better manufacturing and QC.......................
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With three thousand miles on my Speed Twin, it has gone in for warranty replacement of the front discs. They have been sending a pulse through to the brake lever for a few hundred miles and have now been diagnosed as warped. I have also been tolerating a low pitched groan from the front, just before the bike stops rolling. I got a call from the workshop to say that one of the new replacements is warped straight out of the box and they need yet another one from the factory. I'd always thought that Brembo were the go to people for upgraded brakes. It seems that Nissin has better manufacturing and QC.......................
The calipers are Brembo, and probably built to Triumph specs and price points, but are the discs Brembo or Triumph OEM?
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The calipers are Brembo, and probably built to Triumph specs and price points, but are the discs Brembo or Triumph OEM?
The disc has the Brembo logo on it.
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The disc has the Brembo logo on it.
See if you can find Brembo listing for the part number of the disc on your bike.

If you can then the disc is the same quality as the ones Brembo sells.

If you can't then the disc is made for Triumph to their specs and at a price Triumph contacted for.

Regardless, Triumph will stand behind their warranty.

When your replacement disc(s) are installed make the dealer replace the pads also.

Pay attention to careful break in of new disc(s) and pads. They are easy to warp when new.

I've been using Brembo since they first showed up decades and decades ago.
Never had a problem.

EDIT: is this a floating disc or fixed disc?

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See if you can find Brembo listing for the part number of the disc on your bike.

If you can then the disc is the same quality as the ones Brembo sells.

If you can't then the disc is made for Triumph to their specs and at a price Triumph contacted for.

Regardless, Triumph will stand behind their warranty.

When your replacement disc(s) are installed make the dealer replace the pads also.

Pay attention to careful break in of new disc(s) and pads. They are easy to warp when new.

I've been using Brembo since they first showed up decades and decades ago.
Never had a problem.

EDIT: is this a floating disc or fixed disc?
The discs are floating. The warping has only occurred at 3000 miles. I'm not heavy on the brakes. This engine has loads of braking controlled on the throttle.
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The discs are floating. The warping has only occurred at 3000 miles. I'm not heavy on the brakes. This engine has loads of braking controlled on the throttle.
All you can do is dance the warranty dance.

You've established a problem while the warranty is in effect so either new disc(s) will resolve the problem or Triumph will need to deal with Brembo and together they will resolve the problem.

This might result in a TSB but it will take time.
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Update. The one disc is not running true on the hub, due to the mating surface on that side being out. So no wonder there appears to be warpage. Streetbike have reported this to the factory, who have closed early for the bank holiday...........................

Looks like a new wheel is required.
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Update. The one disc is not running true on the hub, due to the mating surface on that side being out. So no wonder there appears to be warpage. Streetbike have reported this to the factory, who have closed early for the bank holiday...........................

Looks like a new wheel is required.
Brembo is waiting on your apology... but you do get to rag Triumph.
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Update. The one disc is not running true on the hub, due to the mating surface on that side being out. So no wonder there appears to be warpage. Streetbike have reported this to the factory, who have closed early for the bank holiday...........................

Looks like a new wheel is required.
Yet apparently not noticeable for 3,000 miles??? Sounds like someone might be making things up. In any case, new wheel and new discs is a good outcome.
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Brembo is waiting on your apology... but you do get to rag Triumph.
I am waiting on the official cause before I comment any further. If an apology is due to Brembo, there will be one!
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