Bought my 06 model GS500 two weeks ago, and spent the last couple of weeks practicing for MOST - so lots of rear brake dragging to get the low speed manouevres. During the test yesterday, in the wet, I felt roughness in the rear brake - but thought "its only done 8000km so the pads can't be worn yet?!?" Anyway, checked them today and they're down to the metal!! Has anyone had similar experiences with LAM bikes? I'm the third owner of this one, so I think it might be three people all using the bike in an unusual way... or do rear brakes normally wear out this quickly?? What sort of mileage would you say I can expect with normal use?