Does anyone know the actual OEM rear brake pad thickness when new for a VTX 1800 ?
Thanks Big Jon. I was already aware of replacing the pads when they wear down to the wear grooves.Big Jon said:No, but you need to replace them when they wear down to the bottom of the slots.
Thanks again Big Jon but as I stated in my first post, I'm really trying to find out is the thickness of the OEM brake pads.Big Jon said:I'm not familair with them but, they may be a harder material. It won't affect the braking.
According to Hondaonline, the EBC brake pads #FA261HH fit front and rear so that supports what you stated.Mike OK said:From what I've seen so far is all but 1 aftermarket rear pad is the same thickness as the front. While the Factory rear pad is almost twice a thick as the front.
I'm not sure of the spelling but it was like (Gaffler) who made the thick rear pad.
Hi BIg Jon,Big Jon said:I'm sorry if I seem condecending but, it seemed like a noob question. I've used the Galfer sintered pads a couple times. Don't know how they measure in thickness compared to OEM but, they do take quite awhile to seat. You seem to be intent on finding out the thickness of the OEM pads. I'm curious as to why. Care to devulge?
HH range is the recommended rating for the OEM pads so the HH rating is what I purchased in EBC pads. They are suppose to be made up of the similar composits and should be near equal hardness.wgnagey said:I've got a brake question going here as well and this is interesting. My thoughts are that the EBC are harder than the OEM. Maybe I'm wrong here but I hope not. I too passed on the OEM because of cost as compared to the EBC's. Usuallt aftermarket stuff is built to last, were as OEM stiff is built fot the best all around value( cost vs wear ). Sorry this doesn't help you any but I thought I may as well chime in.