Brake pads for my 08 Roadking

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  1. elkhunter149

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    Any comments on which brake pads I should replace the stock HD pads on my 08 Roadking with. What's the best brand and materials. I use a sidecar with its own brake.:25:
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As Smitty says, the stock HD pads are pretty good, but what pads or shoes are in your side car (could be automotive ones?).

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  3. elkhunter149

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    My sidecar brake is a Brembro, and the pad looks alot like my crossbones brake pads. :newsmile053:
     
  4. wagsrk08

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    The stock HD Brembo pads are hard to beat for wear and longevity. When Brembo was introduced in 08 the rear break squeaked terribly. Now the rear pad kit includes a paste to apply to rear of pads. Squeal is now gone. My rear pads were changed out at 11,000mi, fronts still looking good (but getting close) @ 25,000mi. Thought about another aftermarket pad, but long term reviews tell me I made correct decision staying with HD Brembo's.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Always liked H D pads:s
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

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    I installed a set of EBC Double H on my RG before my trip. They seem to preform well with little dust. We will see how long they last.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    EBC has been around for a while, they produce brakes for alot of the after market, that said I still like H D pads as Smitty said about the wearing issues :s
     
  8. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    My indy mechanic seconded what Smitty has said - the HD pads are the best combination of price, performance, and longevity without accelerating rotor wear.
     
  9. Animal

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    Just wondering what kind of mileage you have? My 05 Ultra has 33,000 miles and I still have about 1/3 wear left. How long should pads last anyway?
     
  10. Animal

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    Thanks for the info. I'm getting a new rear tire next week and I think I'll get them to change the rear pads at the same time.