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    Brake pads and rotors difference

    I need to change both brake pads and rotors, I've a 99 carby, are rotors or pads different from injection and carb bike?
    I do a lot of touring but I still live on a mountain Road where I like to brake/ride hard, do you have any suggestions on something that can balance miles/performance? Ebc only lasted 3k miles, yeah they were 3k really spirited miles but still sucks I cannot change them once a month.

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    Re: Brake pads and rotors difference

    Yes on different rotors, front are, not certain on rear, personally I think the Honda ones strike a good compromise, others will prob differ on this
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    Re: Brake pads and rotors difference

    Rear rotors internchange between all years.

    As Kris states, front rotors are different as are the front wheel castings. The FI bikes which start in 1999 have larger wheel bearing diameters, so likewise the rotors have a larger diameter hole at the center. You can swap the complete wheel package between FI and carb machine which must include the axle and spacers, but no piece meal swaps of parts between the wheel assembles..

    You say you have a 99 carb machine,?, double check the frame tag VIN info to ensure you have the correct info (year of build) to ensure you find/order the correct parts. Do not believe your registration.

    I've continued to run OEM parts in both the choice of brake rotors and brake pads. For the riding that I do I find them to be more then adequate. That said, the OEM brake rotors come at a premium price as compared many of the available aftermarket choices. Beware, there seems to be (in my limited search efforts) a very small number of available brake rotors available for the Carb spec machines.

    Attached below see pictures of both a "Carb" front wheel and OEM brake rotor and also a "FI spec'd out" Dymag front wheel which carries an OEM FI brake rotor. The colors of the disc carriers are stock OEM from Honda. Carb models have black disc carriers, while the FI machines disc carrier is gold in color. This can help I.D. the OEM brake rotors for the XX as long as the disc carriers have not been paint over for some reason.

    HTH.


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    Re: Brake pads and rotors difference

    carpe diem

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    Re: Brake pads and rotors difference

    Did an edit and added photo's.


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    Re: Brake pads and rotors difference

    HI when i bought new rotors i believe the offset is 3 mil difference which i assume that would mean the
    wrong ones wouldnt fit into the brake calipers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigreST View Post
    Rear rotors internchange between all years.

    As Kris states, front rotors are different as are the front wheel castings. The FI bikes which start in 1999 have larger wheel bearing diameters, so likewise the rotors have a larger diameter hole at the center. You can swap the complete wheel package between FI and carb machine which must include the axle and spacers, but no piece meal swaps of parts between the wheel assembles..

    You say you have a 99 carb machine,?, double check the frame tag VIN info to ensure you have the correct info (year of build) to ensure you find/order the correct parts. Do not believe your registration.

    I've continued to run OEM parts in both the choice of brake rotors and brake pads. For the riding that I do I find them to be more then adequate. That said, the OEM brake rotors come at a premium price as compared many of the available aftermarket choices. Beware, there seems to be (in my limited search efforts) a very small number of available brake rotors available for the Carb spec machines.

    Attached below see pictures of both a "Carb" front wheel and OEM brake rotor and also a "FI spec'd out" Dymag front wheel which carries an OEM FI brake rotor. The colors of the disc carriers are stock OEM from Honda. Carb models have black disc carriers, while the FI machines disc carrier is gold in color. This can help I.D. the OEM brake rotors for the XX as long as the disc carriers have not been paint over for some reason.

    HTH.


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    thanks for the explanation! Yeah mine it's actually a 97 but registered in 99.
    I had the original brake pads when I bought the bike but they were way to soft for me.
    Pads are the same right?
    Last edited by andrea07pr; 03-23-2019 at 7:38 PM.

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    Re: Brake pads and rotors difference

    Yes brake pads are the same for all model years to my knowledge.
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