Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mendocino, CA, USA
Both the stock and especially some aftermarket pads will dust a lot when used. My stockers reall dust at the track, but other than riding two up and loaded, I hardly touch them. I do remember a non stock pad I used once that dusted worse than stock. I am only on my third set of rear pads, though.........
To check the pads, you do not disassemble the caliper. If you can't see down in there, get your hex wrench out and remove the caliper from the final drive and have a look. You can't take it out unless you remove the wheel, but you can't remove the wheel unless you pull the caliper, either...so, have a look. Takes just a few minutes and brake bleeding is not even in the picture.
'00 K1200RS >135,000 mi, '09 K1300S sold @ 22,232 mi
'93 K1100RS traded up @ 78,000 mi, '85 K100RS sold @44,000 mi, Kawi 650 track bike - sold