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wayne ian
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brake pads

Post by wayne ian » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:51 am

I am about to change the rear pads on my GL1800 and was wondering about what brand of pad to use. Should I try aftermarket or stay with the Honda line. I dont care about cost. I just want the best stopping power and longevity. Any thoughts????

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Re: brake pads

Post by flash2002 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:44 am

If you dont mind paying the price for Honda pads go for it, to me they might be the best. I'm cheap and dont like to pay the big price, I got a set of pads on line, they are the Sumo brand, for the price of one set from Honda I got the full set, front and back. I didn't try them yet, but when I do I will report what I think.

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Re: brake pads

Post by themainviking » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:47 am

The very best stopping pads will eat your rotors for breakfast, and pads are a LOT cheaper than rotors. I would say either the aftermarket less expensive or the Honda pads will give you the same stopping power. I would go for the aftermarket.
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Re: brake pads

Post by Peteswing » Mon May 06, 2013 9:06 am

Stay with the Honda pads wish i did. Was not able to get Honda pads right away so I got the after market ones my dealer had not happy with them. To much noise and dirty will be replacing them with OEMs there much better.

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Re: brake pads

Post by jinx » Mon May 06, 2013 5:11 pm

I also don't like spending more than I have to but I stay with oem. I had to use after market pads once and wont do it again if I can help it.
I do believe that a set of after market pads caused the early demise of my rear rotor. Stay with oem, new rotor through a dealer list
for $580.00 retail, discounted it is still $408.00 .

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Re: brake pads

Post by cbx4evr » Mon May 06, 2013 5:17 pm

I was surprised when I changed mine in that the Honda pads weren't a whole lot more than after market. I prefer the OEM pads anyway.

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