Odd (rear) brake problem
What can I say, it was my weekend for weird problems.
Pulled the rear wheel for tire change over the weekend, peeked at the rear pads and noticed them down to tissue paper. Fortunately, being the far-sighted individual I am, I had ordered replacement pads earlier from Dennis Kirk, and proceeded to pop them in... not.
Problem was that the replacement EBC kevlar pads were *just* a bit wider (maybe 2-3mm) than the stock pads, and wouldn't fit in the calipers. I spent a lovely 90 minutes filing down the edges to get them to fit.
These were EBC part # FA171. I called Dennis Kirk today and reported the problem - they confirmed those were supposed to be the proper fit for a '98 KRS, and pulled some of those and other brands, said they were all the same width. So now I don't know if I got ONE set of off pads, or if something strange is going on with my bike specs.
Can anyone confirm those pads working on their bike, or alternately, were there some variances in brake calipers on the early KRS? Other thoughts?