OEM Honda Brake Pads No Longer Made, HELP.


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OEM Honda Brake Pads No Longer Made, HELP.

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I certainly agree that Honda OEM are the best to put on my 87. BUT... they no longer make them. Haven't for years now according to The Honda dealer in my city. He said they now sell BikeMaster brake pads instead. Anyone have a stash of OEM laying around? ;)

:?: :?: :?:
What pads would you suggest now? I respect your opinions very much and hope you can steer me in the right direction. Price is of no concern. What do you use?

What do you think of these Brake Crafters?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-1987-HOND ... 3279286344

Or these BikeMaster?
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/921-15 ... brake-pads


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The pad kit is no more, but the individual pads still show good, at the usual suspects. 43105-MB4-017
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Rambozo wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:10 pm The pad kit is no more, but the individual pads still show good, at the usual suspects. 43105-MB4-017
Thanks so much for the suggestion Rambozo. :D :D :D

My girl lady friend and I (she's really good at finding stuff on the net) looked and looked for the OEM pads for about a week. I never thought about just entering the part number. Even on BikeBandit where I ordered them from, didn't show Honda brake parts for my bike. But once I entered just the OEM part #, it showed up.

Here's what showed up when I looked for Brake Pads for my 87 on BikeBandit
Here's what showed up when I looked for Brake Pads for my 87 on BikeBandit


Her's what showed up when I entered the OEM part number
Her's what showed up when I entered the OEM part number

So from now on, I'll be entering the OEM # when I'm looking for parts. Thanks again, and I hope others will see this, that might have some trouble finding parts.

The number you gave me were for the front pads, so I added the rear pad number too.
43105-MB4-017 (front)
43105-MG9-017 (rear)

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An update and question...

These pads 43105-MB4-017 (front), 43105-MG9-017 (rear), are sold as a single pad. Just a heads up. According to BikeBandit and Amazon, whom I called and actually talked to, Mother Honda has done this for several models of brake pads. I don't know of any other company, (nor do BikeBandit & Amazon) that sells any kind of brake pads one at a time instead of in sets. Just curious as to why they would sell one pad at a time. Any thoughts??? :?:

And all the part descriptions come up as Honda PAD, RR. Part # 43105-MG9-017
What on earth does the RR stand for? BikeBandit or Amazon don't know either. Below is a pic and a plea for an answer. My 1987 GL1200i doesn't have a right rear caliper, so I did figure out that it doesn't stand for right rear. Pretty smartified of me huh? :mrgreen:

What is the RR for???
What is the RR for???

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Railroad?



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Rambozo wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:31 pm Railroad?
Maybe. But the pads could be too small, (or too big), to stop a locomotive, depending if it is a full size or 1/32 scale. :?
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Just a guess, but the individual pad by part number may fit several different bikes, but included in a kit, the kit might be specific to only the the Goldwing due to all the included parts.
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Why is it so important to get honda brand pads? Serious question from someone who doesn't know/understand. I am in need of rear brakes pretty much immediately so I'd really like to see what people's thoughts are. If its about longevity I would have to agree, or performance I'd definitely agree. Also there are several types of pads.....can anyone please chime in on what is best for performance and longevity? Thanks
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The Honda OEM pads give the best longevity coupled with performance of any pads on the market to the best of my knowledge.
They will usually last longer than aftermarket pads and do not damage the rotors. With some aftermarket pads you will see rapid rotor wear and those rotors are not cheap.
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Point made, I don't want to have to do these back brakes any more than I have to
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Hard ceramic pads will wear your EXPEN$IVE rotors quickly.

Soft organic aftermarket pads (like EBC, which are among the worst for this) work fine, but they wear out FAST, and cover your wheels and bike and everything in the vicinity with brake dust.

The Honda OEM pads last a long time, don't put out much brake dust, don't wear your rotors excessively, and don't fade much when hot. They're just all-round great pads.
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MikeB wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 11:44 pm The Honda OEM pads give the best longevity coupled with performance of any pads on the market to the best of my knowledge.
They will usually last longer than aftermarket pads and do not damage the rotors. With some aftermarket pads you will see rapid rotor wear and those rotors are not cheap.
I certainly agree. BUT... I was only able to find Honda OEM pads for the front of my '87 Interstate from Bike Bandit. They had had the rear listed on their site, but had to refund my money because they can no longer get the OEM Honda rear pads.

I had searched in every corner of the internet and motorcycle shop within a 200 mile radius of me all winter long and couldn't find ANY OEM rear pads. So I had to search for others to put on the rear. I did extensive research on what the best would be to install. I went with some from Brake Crafters for about $40 bucks. I still want to put OEM on the rear because the OEMs do work the best of any I have used.

So if anyone knows where I could get some OEM pads for the rear of my '87 Wing, that would be awesome. (I'll send you some cookies. Made by my lady friend of course, because you wouldn't want to eat anything I baked.)

Thanks for your time.
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NOS is probably your only option, so you might want to stock up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254204998513?epid=1923464148
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Rambozo wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 12:09 pm NOS is probably your only option, so you might want to stock up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254204998513?epid=1923464148
Looks like a good price too. And the seller has 100% Positive Feedback.
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WingAdmin wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 1:56 pm Hard ceramic pads will wear your EXPEN$IVE rotors quickly.

Soft organic aftermarket pads (like EBC, which are among the worst for this) work fine, but they wear out FAST, and cover your wheels and bike and everything in the vicinity with brake dust.

The Honda OEM pads last a long time, don't put out much brake dust, don't wear your rotors excessively, and don't fade much when hot. They're just all-round great pads.
That is the information I was looking for! Thanks!
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patbrandon1 wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:10 pm An update and question...

These pads 43105-MB4-017 (front), 43105-MG9-017 (rear), are sold as a single pad. Just a heads up. According to BikeBandit and Amazon, whom I called and actually talked to, Mother Honda has done this for several models of brake pads. I don't know of any other company, (nor do BikeBandit & Amazon) that sells any kind of brake pads one at a time instead of in sets. Just curious as to why they would sell one pad at a time. Any thoughts??? :?:

And all the part descriptions come up as Honda PAD, RR. Part # 43105-MG9-017
What on earth does the RR stand for? BikeBandit or Amazon don't know either. Below is a pic and a plea for an answer. My 1987 GL1200i doesn't have a right rear caliper, so I did figure out that it doesn't stand for right rear. Pretty smartified of me huh? :mrgreen:
Bikebandit for GWD RR Question.JPG
RR means rear, this comes from Honda parts catalog page A4
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redbug wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 7:03 am RR means rear, this comes from Honda parts catalog page A4
That's what I thought too, but... the front pads on the BikeBandit, where they have Mother Honda selling parts on the BikeBandit site, also have the RR at the end of the part number. :?:


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