Brake pads replacement


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Brake pads replacement

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It’s time for brake pad replacement. I’m an occasional rider and rarely go far with my wing. Would these be a good replacement pad? I have used these before on my Sabre with great results.
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Re: Brake pads replacement

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Never heard of that brand. Honestly I would go with OEM Honda or EBC. The Honda pads work better on the 1500 than any aftermarket pads you're going to find. EBC are softer, and make a lot more dust, but they work well.

Buying cheap, hard, ceramic or "carbon fiber" pads is false economy. You WANT the pads to be soft. Hard ceramic/carbon pads will cause accelerated rotor wear, and rotors cost hundreds of dollars to replace. Better to spend just a little bit more on the pads and have the rotors last for years.
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Re: Brake pads replacement

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Wingdad75 wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:40 pm It’s time for brake pad replacement. I’m an occasional rider and rarely go far with my wing. Would these be a good replacement pad? I have used these before on my Sabre with great results.
(Purple brake pads)
I used them, they worn rather quickly. Caused A LOT of dust that was hard to remove from the front wheel when gets a few wet/dry cycles.
I suggest PASS on those.

OEM is best but overly expensive but they do last me twice as long as EBC's & SUMO's.
EBC are good, I find SUMO is a little better due to lower price.
https://www.ebay.com/str/sumobrakes
I've been using the SUMO's for about 200K miles now, no issues. Since I pull trailer every now & then I can't give average miles per set. I can throw a guess, 75K miles.
When SUMOS get wet, they'll take less than 1/8th mile to Drag-Dry them.
HOPE THIS HELPS
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Re: Brake pads replacement

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Yes I will check those out! Thank you!


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