Originally Posted by switz
The brakes had the tow from the factory to the dealership to set the brakes. I would imagine these delivery guys drive as fast as possible to increase the number of trips they can make a year....were worn 10%.
I agree that the brakes were probably 'used' during the initial delivery tow. How does PharmGeek KNOW they were set in 'properly'? Running interstate for 4000 miles will not set them in...it takes the heat and cool cycles...
Yes, the brakes will 'work'.... but, for longevity... I personally would 'set them'.
There is a 'known' problem on BMW K1200LT motorcycles. They have high performance braking system... and ABS. My "LT" was the only one that did not have a 'cowbell' sound (equivalent of the 'squeal' of car brakes)... because I 'bed' them in... the dealer even remarked... "Your LT is the only one without the problem."
My automotive brakes also are bedded in the above manner. The result, my brake pads/shoes often last 60,000 - 100,000 miles without needing replacement, depending upon tow load and use..