The OEM Honda pads are by far the best because the last for up to 30,000 miles, but they are at least twice the price of aftermarket pads. No other pads last that long. IMHO the EBC pads are the best of the rest and way cheaper than the Hondas.
If you get a pad with a HH rating after the number ,then that is a great pad for the 1800 ,They take a litttle while to bed in but the braking is super and last twice as long as the regular pad ,I do not know the name of the different manufactures in the USA ,But brake pads worldwide are usually just a number for example FA146 so if you can get the FA146 HH ,then that is the one to go for ..So watch out for the HH after the number ,The EBC HH range are a great pad ..Ciaran
Traxxion is another brand people brag a lot about. They say it lasts as long but doesn't produce as much dust. Other than that I would be careful. I know there are some that last longer than OEM but they are harder pads that wear the rotor.
Thanx for all the replies. I went out and bought Honda pads. What a difference !!!. The after markets were crap compared to the Honda ones. Just general fit and finish were much better and they came with new anti rattle shims installed. Glad I went for the Hondas. Great forum you have here, look forward to more postings