From the start the front brakes of this used RMZ250 were not very effective. I knew something wasn't right but it was the least of my worries. Then once one of the front fork seals blew out they became soaked in oil and useless. I took a ride over to Paso Robles Polaris and to our surprise the brake pads were in stock. The part number for the front brake pads is the same from the 2005 model all the way up till the new bikes! And seeing how the Kawi and Suzuki are nearly the exact same this makes for much greater parts availability. This is a great advantage. I was lucky to snap up that pair of DP sintered pads. Sintered have more bite and are stock OEM equipment. I would have taken the organic compound just to try it out. They have less bite which keeps you out of trouble if you have a bad habit of grabbing too much front brake.
Let's remove the calipers shall we? I love this Husky extendable 3/8" drive ratchet from Lowe's. It was a gift and they can be had for very cheap. When you twist the grip it will slowly turn the ratchet head for hard to reach bolts. But the best feature is the extendable handle which allows for some serious leverage. The thick handle is easy on your palms when breaking things loose as well. Great ratchet.