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Will brake pads for an 83 interstate fit an 82 aspencade
 

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I think that they're interchangeable all the way around - one part number for both fronts and rears. I checked at two different vendors.
 

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According to the EBC catalog, the rear uses the same FA69 pads, the front on the '83 Interstate is also an FA69, but the front of the '82 Aspencade is an FA69/2 (because of the thicker, vented rotors)

The only difference between the FA69, FA69/2 and FA69/3 is the thickness of the meat of the pad.
 

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Wingstuff shows the pad part numbers like my previous post, except they show the FA69/2 for the '82 Interstate front, which is incorrect.

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/...roup_list/supplies/75_goldwing_brakes_rotors/

The ONLY time an '82 or '83 uses an FA69/2 is the for the front vented rotors on the Aspencade models. Some Aspencades (only some '82's) may have had a rear vented rotor, and that one will be an FA69/2 as well.
 

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Honda says pads are different between the bikes, and also that the front and rear pads are different as well.

But what do they know? :baffling:
 

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If the only difference between the three pads is their thickness (10mm, 9mm, 11.3mm) then I don't see what the real difference is. The brake calipers can be opened wide enough that the widest will fit, and the two widest will wear down to the thickness of the narrowest soon enough. I've always used the 69's on my 83 Aspy and they've worked great - front and rear.
 

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on my 1980 it says the front and rear are diffrent but ive found out in a pinch the front pads will fit in the rear saddles but not as good as correct ones but they will work

i had a exta box of front pads lying around and it was a beautiful day and i was laid up with the rear pads worn down too low.

i put the front pads in the rear brake and it works, one of these days im gonna go to autozone or something and see if a car takes a pad that will fit also
 

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1980-81 has different calipers and pads (single pots-piston)than the 82 and 83 with 2 pots.
 

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There needs to be a delete button for these double posts:lash:
 

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well look at it this way it gets your post count up
 

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OK, so everyone knows. Front pads for an 83I will not fit an 82A. They are two thick. Front will was dragging. Caliper pistons all the way in.
 

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I believe that they don't fit. The Interstate rotor is thinner than the Aspencade ventilated thicker (overall) rotor.

Alot of things about Honda are funky. They did alot of RPC aka running production changes which made alot of one year combinations.
 
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