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brake pads

Postby billbob » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:43 pm

What brand of brake pads work best on gl1500? T he one that you guys like the best.

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Re: brake pads

Postby Fiberthree » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:26 pm

I presently have a set of EBC pads on the front with about 39,000 miles on them. The rear EBC has 21,000. I tried the GANDAL pads on the rear and got almost 19,000. I still like the feel of the EBC but wish someone made ceramic pads for the 1500 to cut down on the brake dust build up.

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Re: brake pads

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:06 am

You really don't want ceramic pads - they would eat up your (extremely expensive) rotors. I'll take cleaning up brake dust occasionally over $500 in brake rotors.

That said, I found that the OEM Honda pads not only last longer than the EBC pads, they produce less dust. I used EBC for years, but my bike now gets only OEM Honda.

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