I'm the proud owner of a gently used 08' K12GT. It's the nicest bike I've owned (Kaw. Z1B, Yam. FJR1300, Honda GL1800) and I'm looking forward to a lot of great riding years ahead. Brakes - OK their intergrated...is the front power assisted? This bike really stops!...I just had the 12k check done at the dealership (the nearest one is 5 hrs away)..got the recalls fixed also. When I left the shop, the brake pad wear indicator light came on (12,500 miles). They showed me the rear pad and said that the wear sensor was worn thru and a new set of rear pads was $130 plus labor. About half way home the light went off for about 45 minutes. A call the next day asking about why the light can go on/off got me "It just depends how they're (the pads) riding". The mechanic said that there was 1/2 of the pad still available. I've read the thread on "Brake wear indicator" spring of 2009. It seem that the choices are-- 1. Pony up $150 and change the rear pads with about 8,000 miles of life left on them...2. do something else to defeat the system...Is there a way to bypass the warning with a wiring gimic?...can the bulb be removed from the instrument cluster? I hate to resort to a piece of black duct tape to cover the red light...It seems criminal that the sensors alarm at 1/2 of the service life and to replace all the pads would run somewhere around $400. Any ideas?