Just finished some work on the bike - oil and filter change, new chain and sprockets and replaced the pads on the rear brake. Bike is an '04 Transalp and something is amiss. The problem is that the rear wheel is stiff to turn but put this down to the new and cold grease slicked chain and the brake pads not sat quite right. A spin, literally round the bloke, had the rear disc is rather hot to the touch - uncomfortably so. And this is without using the rear brake - other than to test it worked before setting off. Though the disc didn't take too long to cool down, I'm sure that this ain't right. The pads are Brembo and the correct ones for this model. But the backing plate for the pads is a little thicker than on the original pads - 4.0mm as against 2.9mm. Curiously, another set of pads that I have (how did that happen?) also has a 4mm backing plate - and they're a different manufacturer. The pads fitted the caliper ok and the whole lot was a snug fit to get over the disc, but you'd expect this with new pads. As appears common to this particular caliper, the original "static" pad is hardly worn and the "movable" pad has worn much more. Confused of Galway.