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Hello All
I have tried to search the forums for answers but I wasn't successful.

Simple question: What replacement brake pads are people using ?

Seems to be a lot of mention about "OEM" pads which I assume are Honda. But I also assume there might be alternatives that improve stopping power.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Randy
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I've had the best luck with OEM.
 

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The OEM pads grip well enough to activate the ABS. That is as good as stopping power gets.
 

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After my first set of OEM pads needed replacing I went with EBC front & rear. I found them to be very good and were definitely more sensative (grabby) than the OEM's. The first few times I hit the brakes I stopped much faster than I intended. I am now back to the OEM's mainly because I found a real good price on eBay for a full set. Stay with well know, high quality pads. Stay away from 1/2 price pads, you'll get what you pay for.
 

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Brake OEM

I Randy !!!

Put Honda OEM brake the best.

Clymax in OHIO and WingStoff ave good price.

FlyBoy2121:agree:





Hello All
I have tried to search the forums for answers but I wasn't successful.

Simple question: What replacement brake pads are people using ?

Seems to be a lot of mention about "OEM" pads which I assume are Honda. But I also assume there might be alternatives that improve stopping power.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Randy
'07 Goldwing ABS Nav
 

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Galfer... Very sticky, excellent performance with my big butt on the bike and fully loaded.
 

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Whenever this question is discussed, the OEM pads seem to get the most 'votes'.

I've not had to change but it will be OEM when I do.
 

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O.e.m.
 

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At 17K miles, my left front pads were worn out. Right front and rear still about 1/2 the pad material.

Read all the posts on pads. The aftermarket aren't that much cheaper, especially when some complain of short life and poor wet performance.

Will stick with OEM.
 

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I tried some hi-zooting aftermarked pads because many on here claimed that they where the best thing since sliced bread!!!
But they REALLY REALLY REALLY sucked.
When I bitched on this forum the Mfg. sent me another set!!!
I thought that very nice but...
These also sucked just as bad as the first set.
I recomend that you don't screw around.
Buy OEM pads
I wish someone had given me that advice.
 

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OEM I would rather change pads more often and rotors less often.:coffee1:
 

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OEM is BEST!
 

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OEM! I tried aftermarket and didn't like the noise or the drag. OEM cost a little more but well worth the money for me.
 

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I've always used OEM pads on both my VAlkyrie Interstate (135,000 miles when I sold it) and on my Wing .. nothing better, wether cheaper OR more $$$ .. I change all the pads every 30,000 miles (don't always have to .. but do) and I have "never" had to have a rotar replaced or turned.
Stick to OEM .. you'll be glad you did.
 

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EBC's

To each his own, I've been using EBC's on front, OEM's on the back for over nine years. 91000 miles I've only changed the rear pads once. Three times on the front. I like the EBC's. Just stick to sintered HH, they'll all stop ya!
 

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Vesrah makes a very good pad for the Gl1800 and Direct Line Parts sells them as a set. I have been using them for 2 sets and I can't tell any additional rotor wear and they definately do have more "bite".
OEM are fine pads also, just be aware that there are others, some better, if you want to experiment. If Vesrah were not available, I would go to OEM, no problem.
Good Luck!
 
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