Things like the rear axle brakes on the Honda Pioneer tend to wear out fast, so it's good to have a spare on hand. Especially when you’re in the field, cruising trails, having fun, or getting work done, it’s always smart to have some replacement brake components at the ready, lest you lose your stopping abilities. While it’s normal to hear a bit of chatter from your Pioneer’s drivetrain when descending hills — when there is very little pressure on the rear end of the machine — if your brake pads are screaming bloody murder, it’s probably time to replace them. Sand and dirt will often get up into your Honda Pioneer brake pads and brake calipers, causing them to squeal like a pig. But the noise you hear could also be the wear pen on the pads letting you know that they are worn out and need to be changed. Either way, getting in there, pressure washing your brakes, and taking them apart allows you to give them a thorough inspection.
Be it stock brake pads, aftermarket Honda Pioneer brake pads by companies such as EBC Brakes, or cheap kevlar brake pads, swapping a new set of pads into your Pioneer is a piece of cake — all you need is a big pair of channel locks to compress the piston. Brass brakes for the Honda Pioneer are good for mudding and mixed riding applications, but we wouldn’t recommend them to those who frequently run highways or fast, wide-open stretches. Like any brake pad, if you slam on the brakes, brass brake pads will get hot. However, unlike sintered pads, a solid brass brake pad won’t cool down as quickly. This is why people who make long descents need a lot of braking around corners, and people who make frequent stops should use sintered brake pads for their Honda Pioneer. However, whatever style of riding you do, we’ve got the Honda Pioneer brake pads and brake replacements to keep your machine stopping on a dime.