In a message dated 1/1/2000 9:56:19 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I was surprised to read about rear pads wearing down so quickly. There
lots of posts last year about rarely using the rear brakes. I find them next
to useless. I think it was Bazz who suggested just using them for
low-speed (parking lot maneuvers, etc.) stability. I don't even do that; I
prefer to keep both feet prepared to touch down as needed. So, virtually all
my braking is done with those wonderful Trophy fronts.
I too, at first, thought that the rear brakes were way too weak on the
Trophy, but after putting on the EBC BLACK/kevlar compound and adjusting the
lever up so that I had a better angle on it, I now feel they are very nice
brakes. I even have accidently locked the rear wheel on occassion.