1500 Brake Pads


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1500 Brake Pads

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:32 pm



Checked my front brakes today and figure since I have the forks out I may go ahead an replace the pads. May be a season left on them but don't want to risk it on a trip. Inner pads are thinner than the outers.

Just wondering what folks are recommending?? EBC?? SBS?? OEM?

Hopefully this won't garner answers similar to an oil thread.


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Re: 1500 Brake Pads

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:53 pm

I've never had any problems with EBC. I prefer softer pads rather than sintered metallic whatever, because bike rotors are expensive!

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Re: 1500 Brake Pads

Postby gregM784 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:36 pm

I run EBC HH pads on the fronts of all my bikes, and organics on the rear. Yes, the HH's attack the rotors more, but stopping is #1 priority.
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Re: 1500 Brake Pads

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:30 am

Decided for the small difference in price to go with the OEM pads.
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Re: 1500 Brake Pads

Postby badwing1200 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:43 pm

EBC's are fine. Honda OEM last longer but cost a lot more, EBC is the best overall for money. Fitting the pads seems easy enough: http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500frontbrakepads.htm

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Re: 1500 Brake Pads

Postby barnaclebill » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:39 am

Hi BD1200! Best advice I've had to date. Reckon I can do it with my eyes shut now! Thanks.

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Re: 1500 Brake Pads

Postby MikeB » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:53 am

I've used EBC and a couple of others but I went back to OEM a couple of years ago and, unless I buy Galfer replacement rotors, I'll stay with OEM.


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