Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lampasas, Texas
Brake pads do not wear evenly
I agree that it's most likely the brake pads. The pads are hung on a bracket with a spring plate holding them in place. The nature of the contact between the pad and the rotor causes a very slight leading edge wear that the trailing edge of the pad does not get. My 2006 has 21,000 miles. I just changed my rear brake pads and found that to be true when looking at the pad wear.
I thought about cheap pads, but, when I consider who's life these brakes brakes save I bought EBC from Amazon.com. Wow, they are even better than Yamahas original pads.
2006 VStar 1100 Classic - black with ghost flames, Memphis Shades windshield, Jardine repositioned oil filter, EBC brake pads