Took a look at the bike this morning before setting off and at 18,000km figured I'm in for a lot of money on the 20,000km service due to needing service as well as new tyres and probably front brake pads. To my shocking surprise there is so much groove left on those front pads it's not even a question of being anywhere near replacement. Didn't check the rears as they weren't simple to get to but will do so later but don't expect it to be much different. On both my Buell and Triumph I had replaced front pads by the first tyre change or very near it. Is this normal? Here I was worried about expensive Brembo pads, but if they last this long they are probably cheaper in the longer term than alternatives.