Don't rough up the pads its a bad idea you can use Scotch Bright pads on the metal surface of the rotor will clean and scuff it a bit to help the pads seat. You can chamfer the brake pad edges a little bit but need to be carefull not to destroy the pad. Windex works best on noisy brakes
2008 V-Star Silverado 1100. K&N filter, airbox mod passenger floor boards, all light visors, ISO grips, Cobra slash cut mufflers, Saddleman touring seat/ tourpack. Lots of little extras.