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Brake pads

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:15 pm



I'm going to replace all of the brake pads soon and wanted to know where most of you get yours.

I've also seen different "kinds" like OEM, organic & sintered HH.
Is there a preference?


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Re: Brake pads

Postby redial » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:58 am

Most get the best performance to price ratio from the Honda OEM parts. Honda seems to have got that bit right.
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Re: Brake pads

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:40 pm

Most of us say go with the OEM organic pads. They work very well indeed. I have used the HH sintered pads in the past, they do work well and the hotter they get the better they grip. The draw back is that they wear the very expensive rotors out much faster. OEM will provide more than enough braking power for 99% of riders out there. Unless you WANT to try a stoppie on your wing............. 8-)
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Re: Brake pads

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:49 pm

I just did a break job on my 96, the second one sence I bought the bike last year (35,000 miles) and this time went with OEM Pads, they are much better in my opinion than the BIKE MASTER pads I used last time.
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Re: Brake pads

Postby AZgl1800 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:38 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Most of us say go with the OEM organic pads. They work very well indeed. I have used the HH sintered pads in the past, they do work well and the hotter they get the better they grip. The draw back is that they wear the very expensive rotors out much faster. OEM will provide more than enough braking power for 99% of riders out there. Unless you WANT to try a stoppie on your wing............. 8-)


ditto, I just don't trust my rotors to non OEM pads. I have owned 5 Goldwings over the years, 84, 86, 94, 98, 2002....

OEM Honda pads only.
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Re: Brake pads

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:13 pm

Thanks to all for the unanimous reply and help making the decision easy.
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Re: Brake pads

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:06 pm

I've tried a number of different pads, and the Honda OEM pads outperform (and outlast) all of them. They're not that expensive (considering how long they last) - and easily obtainable:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... 744/110377




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