Honda VTX Forum banner

21 - 27 of 27 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,227 Posts
I had found a set that the price was too good to pass up. So cheap, that if they were crap, I was willing to take the chance. About $35 shipped!
They're ok, but I'll never do that again. I don't believe there is as much pad as OEM, they seem to be wearing more quickly, and they also don't have the stopping power. I don't believe I could get into a purposeful skid if I had to.
The only up side is that I'm now even more careful than before with greater following distances when possible.
It's OEM from now on.
I knew better so it's stupid me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
293 Posts
Is it the same front pads for right as for left? These are the Honda OEM Part nr's I find for VTX1800.

Rear
06435-MCV-016

Front right (same fits for left?)
06455-MAT-E22

OE Part # 06455-MCH-006-- Front Left

OE Part # 06455-MAT-E22-- Front right

Just curious, does anyone know what the difference is?
Third party brake pads use same part # for both sides...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
OE Part # 06455-MCH-006-- Front Left

OE Part # 06455-MAT-E22-- Front right

Just curious, does anyone know what the difference is?
Third party brake pads use same part # for both sides...
I just placed an order directly from a Honda reseller and they specified the part nrs above for the front pads. The left pad was also 10 USD more expensive than the right one which should mean they are not identical. However as you say all non Honda front pads are sold as a kit for R/L and as I understand it they claim the front pads are identical for left and right. Strange..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
293 Posts
OE Part # 06455-MCH-006-- Front Left

OE Part # 06455-MAT-E22-- Front right

Just curious, does anyone know what the difference is?
Third party brake pads use same part # for both sides...
Okay, I have an answer to my question now.. Thought I would share my findings.
Right after I bought my bike I installed after market brake pads both front and rear. I have over 28,000 miles on them... I have had no problems with them, but after reading all of the recommendations to use OEM parts I wanted to change them.. I replaced the rear pads about a thousand miles ago.. Now I am due for tires and decided to replace the front pads at the same time.. This is what I got..
The only difference I can see is the packaging is different and one set came with instructions on how to bleed and properly fill the Master cylinder res.... The pads look exactly the same.
Notice the grooves cut in the friction side of the pads.. The rear set did not have them...
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,709 Posts
I ordered rear brake pads from Nissin, the same Japanese brand as the brake calipers. They are identical to the Honda OEM pads. In fact I believe that Honda is ordering their pads from Nissin! I got these from my local dealer and they were cheaper that the OEM pads.

They fit the following bikes:

HONDA:
FES125 2T Pantheon 1998 - 2002
FES125 4T Pantheon 1998 -2006
FES150 2T Pantheon 1998 - 2002
FES150 4T Pantheon 1998 -- 2006
FES250 Forsight 1998 - 2000
NT650V Deauville 2002 - 2005
NT700V Deauville 2006 - 2013
VFR800 FI 1998 - 2005
VFR800 V TEC 2002 - 2013
XL1000V Varadero 1999 - 2012
CB1100SF X-Elven 200- -2001
CBR1100XX Black Bird 1997 - 2006
ST1100A Pan European ABS 1996 - 2001
ST1300 Pan European 2002 - 2013
VTX1800C 2001 - 2006
GL1800 Gold Wing






 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,227 Posts
I had found a set that the price was too good to pass up. So cheap, that if they were crap, I was willing to take the chance. About $35 shipped!
They're ok, but I'll never do that again. I don't believe there is as much pad as OEM, they seem to be wearing more quickly, and they also don't have the stopping power. I don't believe I could get into a purposeful skid if I had to.
The only up side is that I'm now even more careful than before with greater following distances when possible.
It's OEM from now on.
I knew better so it's stupid me.
UPDATE: This set is CRAP in wet weather. Buyer beware!!!
 
21 - 27 of 27 Posts
Top