The rotor is in good shape, no heavy wear as this bike has just over 1100 miles on it. very sooty though. i purposely lay off the rear brake because it is brutal with the soot. I will check out the hh ebc's and see if it helps. was also wondering if it may be a bit of the belt wearing in as well?This is the first comment about brake dust. How does the surface of the disc appear to be? If its kinda rough, that needs to be addressed. If its smooth, replace the pads. Many, including myself, have found EBC HH pads to be superior to the originals.
Sorry for the tangent but this drives me a little nuts. Trail braking is NOT using the rear brake mid corner. It has nothing at all to do with using the rear brake. You CAN use the rear brake in a lot of cases to stabilize the bike but this is not referred to as trail braking.Rear brake should nbot get much use anyway, other than fast deceleration, trail braking around tight curves and hill holding.
Braking!So what does one call it when the rear brake is applied lightly in a curve in order to stabilize the bike?
My bad for call something else "trail Braking." So what does one call it when the rear brake is applied lightly in a curve in order to stabilize the bike?