No Sir the slit allong the pad is there to let you know your on the absolute max of wear and nothing to do with water so what you are doing by changing slightly early is good sense .Don
@ACE:Here is the Cross Reference for disc brake pads for RE.These pads have been used in a number of SCOOTERS. They are -Kymco - Agility 50, Agility 125, Like 125, People 250.Peugeot - Vivacity 125, Geopolis 400, , Geopolis 500Suzuki - AN 250, AN 400.Keeway - Outlook 150 There are only a few motorcycles that have these brake pads - Keeway - Cruiser 250, Superlight 125.Honda - Rebel old modelsRE - Electra, Clubman, All EFI modelsThe brake pads are FA228 by EBC or its equivalent. This is straight from the horse's mouth - from the manufacturer's catalog (picture below). Ducati, your guess was right !
agreed , the ebc fa 228 , are a lot better pad than the std inyun ones , i use them on my caf racer ,
the std EBC pads are a huge imptovement on the cardboard inyun ones ,
Do you think with some stiffer springs and an oil change for the fork it might be worth it or is there still the problem of not getting them hot enough?