Brakes, Brakes, Brakes....
I should have my man card pulled.
I do not wash my bike that often.
I do not keep my chain up as good as one should, however I never take a risk when it comes to safety. Nope. Never... at least never with a sport bike.
But this Tiger has made me lazy.
The bike is a turn key machine. 34000 trouble free miles.
I got it inspected a little while back and the inspector just looked at me and shook his head. He pointed at my rear brake and continued his inspection.
I run to the back and snag some new EBCs off the shelf and run back to my bike. Installed before he finishes the inspection. Woohoo! Kinda.
No damage to the rotor... but there was no pad left at all on the rear brake.
Usually I burn through three sets of frint before the rear needs attention. But the tiger is fun to slide. It is fun to just about do anything. SO I burned up my rear brake. No biggie.
He hands me the passing slip and let me know the front brakes are next.
SO I bought pads and rode home. Never even looked till tonight.
Did they pass inspection? Yup.
Should they have passed? Yup.
But Legal does not me good.
I replaced my pads this evening and I can already feel a tremendous difference in the the brake lever in the garage. HOLY CRAP!
I took laziness to a new level for myself. I am embarrassed, but feel like sharing just as a reminder for everyone to check their own. My bike made no indication there was a problem when riding. I noticed the lever was coming further back, but over the course of a couple years, it is not a drastic change.
these were the original brakes.