In Ducati news, on the ride home yesterday I could feel the front brakes felt really notchy when coming to a stop, which was a little concerning. I was a little apprehensive about taking the calipers off as I'd read that the Brembos use stretch bolts. After a quick reassuring chat with Artur I popped them off and had a look. It turns out, that despite changing the pads at the end of last season, one of the pads on the left caliper was pretty much down to the metal. This happened on the Ninja once before and I had originally thought it was down to a sticking piston or something. I was also worried that the crash back in June had done something to the calipers, so I'm glad it was a simple fix.
What followed was a strip and clean exercise. I was using Performance Friction pads, but only had a set of EBC pads lying around so I had to use those instead.
I've got a nice ride planned for tomorrow as I head off to Poole to spend the weekend with the lovely Sarah. The last time I had a long ride thou, I had to get the train back. If lighting strikes twice I may just have to see it as a sign.