Just brought the bike into the shop for another set of rear brake pads. The only thing that bothers me about changing these pads is not the pads, but the physical replacement of them. It seems a bit silly that you need to remove the rear wheel in order to get at them!
you don't have to ! the last set i put in i didn't remove the wheel. You need to remove the muffler on the left tho to get to it. It's a bit of a pain, but i was surprised i actually completed it within about 15 minutes. The part that seemed like it would be impossible was pushing the pistons in and then getting the pads in right. But that all happened pretty easily even tho you;'re sorta flying blind since it's hard to see what you're doing. Overall it was much easier than i thought it would be, which is the opposite of most other experiences i have working on this monstrosity.