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idflyit
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brake pads

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hello to all.i have a 1999 gl1500.am the 2nd owner.brake pads need to be changed.Per my Honda repair manual,the pads should have a wear indicator.these pads HH compounds from EBC do not have these wear indicators.SO im asking you all, have the after market brake manufactures dropped this.Does the pads from my local HONDA shop have these wear indicators...I would all so like some opinions on brake pads....thx to all in advance BRB OKC



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Re: brake pads

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I've used the EBC pads and noticed a lot more dust from them than the Honda pads. I can't say that I ever noticed any brake pad wear indicators on them
Plus, the EBC's that I used did not last as long as the OEM. I always recommend the Honda pad.

If you are thinking that the wear indicator is like on an automobile that will screech at you when the brakes are worn, then no, there is none on the Honda pads. You have to take a close look at the pads to see how much wear there is. Basically, if the pads are worn to about 2 mm of thickness left, no matter who makes them, it is time to invest in a set of pads.


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Re: brake pads

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i do have the repair manual...i see the same info as you...THX

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Re: brake pads

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When you take a closer look, are there any similar wear indicators on your EBC pads?
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idflyit
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Re: brake pads

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not on the old,or the new.



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