This is a real newb question. I bought an 05 SV with an 01 gsxr 750 front end on it. Had EBC pads, which I replaced with vesrah RJLs around four race weekends ago. During this last weekend I had the bike up on its front stand and was checking out the front wheel, when I noticed a couple things:
1. the rotors (stock SV wheel and rotors) were a blue/black color, both sides
2. the wheel seemed harder to spin than I expected
3. giving the wheel a spin, it hung up at the same spot each time it went around
4. the vesrah pads appear to be pretty worn down.
Now - I'm no expert, but my guess is I've got one or both rotors warped.
And I'm guessing it could be due to one of two things:
1. when I put the pads in, I should have made sure the calipers were clean and the pistons were moving freely - maybe they were in need of a rebuild; and as a result, the pads weren't pushing back fully after letting off the brakes. I've used these pads before and they lasted a whole season, so I'm guessing the current wear rate is not right.
2. when I remounted the front wheel, I didn't get the axle seated/aligned properly, and it is holding the wheel at an odd angle to the calipers/fork leg sliders (inverted forks). I believe I snugged up the axle, then took it off the front stand, pumped the forks a few times, then tightened up the axle pinch bolts.
Any thoughts/suggestions welcome. Regardless, would love to know what the correct procedure is for remounting the front wheel to make sure the axle/wheel/rotors/calipers are all properly aligned.
ps- if you want to see some pix from the last AFM round out here at Infineon, there are some shots here: http://gotbluemilk.com/web070819/280/index.html