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brake pads

Post by shocko » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:19 pm

i am looking to buy a full set of pada(3) for my 1980 gl1100 , found on the net a full set for28$????? mailed supplier and asked if the pads were made in CHINA :shock: there answer : designed in japan....assembled in china,, ,,,make sence to any one???? any how what pads are recomended.

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Re: brake pads

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:51 pm

I always buy brake pads form Honda.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: brake pads

Post by Baunix63 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:07 pm


be careful with pad made in china.
As an specialist for building pollution I tested brake pads in a laboratory and found asbestos!

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Re: brake pads

Post by doctorpaul » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:28 pm

Brian, when your widow learns that your brakes failed due to poor quality pads, who is she going to file a lawsuit against ... the Japanese or the Chinese? C'mon man, this is no place to scrimp. Go with OEM or a quality aftermarket manufacturer.
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Re: brake pads

Post by WINGER3 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:39 pm

EBC is about as good as they get,not cheap but less then a Dr.'s bill and Hospital stay, made in USA or UK. Spend some, save a life, yours :( . The OEM's are also very good , about the same price, that's my 2 cents worth. Bob :mrgreen:

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Re: brake pads

Post by RoadRogue » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:43 pm

I have used OEM , EBC and DPbrakes with good results. My life is too valuable to risk on cheap brakes or cheap tires.
Here a couple of links to help 8-)
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Re: brake pads

Post by s_lapid » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:16 am

designed in japan....assembled in china,, ,,,make sence to any one???? .

sure it makes sense :) goldwings were designed in Japan.. the whole bike, not some parts.. so the seller is not exactly lying, he is just playing with words to sell you poor quality chinese pads.
you can describe all other OEM parts imitatations this way..beware of head gaskets,water pumps ,timing belts etc.

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