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cvmajoker
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brake pads

Postby cvmajoker » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:42 pm



I bought my 2013 gl 1800 last year. I need to know , are the front and rear brake pads the same? I found on amazon a set of three pairs of pads .



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Re: brake pads

Postby MikeB » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:27 pm

Aftermarket sellers market them as the same pad. From what I have seen, Honda adds an anti squeal plate to one of the pads, inner or outer, I do not remember which and sells them as side specific. I don't think the aftermarket pads have this anti squeal plate so they can make one set of pads that will fit all three calipers.
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Re: brake pads

Postby cvmajoker » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:50 pm

Thanks Mike,
I appreciate it

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Re: brake pads

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:22 pm

I put EBC pads on my '06 recently and the pads are different for the front and rear. If you go for the HONDA pads they are different for each side in the front. Then you have the rear ones. I think that this is because of the way they are slotted to help cool and get rid of brake dust. This means you will need three different pads when using the HONDA ones as opposed to just two when using the ones from EBC.

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Re: brake pads

Postby Steve F » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:37 am

The rear pads are thicker and can't be used in the front. Honda pads come with stainless steel shims that are Left and Right specific. Aftermarket pads are known to not include these stainless steel shims. I've used several different brands of pads, and in my opinion, nothing comes close to OEM pads for quality, and the way they stop the bike without all the squeaking and squealing and the brake dust is kept to a minimum too. I tried the "ceramic" type too, and that was a major mistake! They were wearing the rotors faster than the pads were wearing!!!! :o Stay away....stay FAR away from anything called "ceramic"!
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Re: brake pads

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:27 pm

That's my experience too:

Ceramic: Wears out expensive rotors quickly
OEM: Works great, minimal rotor wear, minimal brake dust
EBC: Wear out quickly, copious brake dust

I stick with OEM brakes on my bike now.




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