it's not the subject that raises my hackles, it's your selective attention to my words, and you jumping to conclusions based on that selective attention.
and in the end, your words reinforce what i've said rather than defended against it.
you say that it happens in a number of model years to a number of riders, with old and new honda parts and new non-oem parts. care to tell me what DOESN'T change in all those? the operator. but again, storage, bedding in, turning wrenches: those are all operator related and can make a difference and my earlier responses included those possibilities.
also, the primary thing i said is that most mfr's call it normal. how is this not, if so many bikes are doing it? so many cars? trucks? city buses? heck, i'd reckon there's mountain bikes doing it but i don't ride, listen to, or blog with owners of disc brake equipped mountain bikes.
quiet brakes were made with asbestos, but that is now considered folly.
as you've failed to address my points, you've squirmed and brought up other points rather than acknowledge what was right with my words.
have you yet seen that every manufacturer calls it normal?