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Hey there ppl,

I am in the process of getting the bike ready for the year and found these 2 sets ofbrake pads on ebay.

I was wondering if anyone had tried them or not and what is your opinion on ceramic pads? I know that the ceramics are supposed to wear out your rotor quicker but that was quite awhile ago that I heard about that problem. Not too sure that problem still exists.

I alsoexpect that they probably will not last as long as OEM, but even if they lastonly1 year before being replaced.They will still be cheaper then 1 set of OEM pads that I replace every two years or so.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-09-Honda-GL-1800-Goldwing-Brake-Pads-F-R-/380391723631?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item58911d126f



http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-09-Honda-GL-1800-Goldwing-Brake-Pads-F-R-/380393978590?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item58913f7ade

Thanks for any opinions and thoughts.
 

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I don't know, they have no name brand on them so it is a gamble. I have been using Vesrah pads and are very pleased with them but I see the price has gone up substantially since I last bought them. Getting close to OEM price now.
http://www.directlineparts.com/byBrand.asp?brd=Vesrah&str=4
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
I don't know, they have no name brand on them so it is a gamble. I have been using Vesrah pads and are very pleased with them but I see the price has gone up substantially since I last bought them. Getting close to OEM price now.
http://www.directlineparts.com/byBrand.asp?brd=Vesrah&str=4
Thanks Dave,

I had looked at the Vesrah pads andhad been considering them until I found these oneson ebay.
 

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Brakes are too important to cheap out on. I'll only use OEM pads.
 

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cbx4evr wrote:
Brakes are too important to cheap out on. I'll only use OEM pads.

I would normally agree with you on that. But the way I look at it is this. The brake pads will not or should not just give out on you without a prior warning of sorts, whether that warning is the metal on metal grind, the brakes grabbing or not grabbing. Usually that warning is quite a bit in advanced.

So lets say OEM pads last 30,000 miles or two years worth of riding.And maybe these pads last 1 year or 14-15K miles. In 2 years time I will still save 35-50 bucks. As long as I do not expect the same results and look for the warning signs. I think these may be a viable option for those of uson a budget. As easy as it is to change out the pads on the 1800's, it is worth it IMHO.

Just because something is OEM does not make it better in my opinion. If that were the case there would not be such an abundance of after market parts available. Nor would so many people be going to the darkside.

I think I am going to order a set and will try it out. If they do not work out then that is fine and I will get a set of the Vesrah. If they do work out then that is great as well and will pass on what I learn from these.

Thanks! :cheesygrin:
 

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I have been using the Vesrah pads from Traxxion for two years. They are a custom compound made specifically for Traxxion. Compared to OEM and EBC pads I have used, the braking power is more linear and absolutely no fading. So far about 35,000 kms on the Vesrah pads and they are about 60% worn, which is slightly less than OEM but better than the two sets of EBC I used. I got 65,000 from the OEM pads and only 40,000 from the EBC pads. The BIG difference is the Vesrah pads produce about 25% of the brake dust that the OEM and EBC pads did so wheel cleaning is a lot easier.
Price is about the same as OEM here at the dealer and a little more than EBC's, but you do get what you pay for and I for one am very happy with the performance and life of the Vesrah pads and will replace them with another set from Traxxion.

http://www.traxxion.com/BrakePadKit-GL1800.aspx
 

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Replace your pads when you replace your tires, you are already there
My tires I aveage 18 to 20k and i do keep the old ones as a back up just in case
 

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So far I have ran the same set of Vesrah pads through at least 4 sets of tires. According to 1 web site I saw when researching them they are the OEM manufacturer of Honda pads. They look identical except they don't come with the shims on them, you have to transfer them from your OE pads.
 
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