Since I got this '06 a few months back, the front brakes bite too hard. I'll ease the lever back and at a point it will grab aggressively. I feel little control in a panic situation other than either light braking or hard braking; no in-between or smooth continuous transition. I have not looked at the brand of pad but they really need to be swapped. Fluid looks good, although I plan on bleeding it replacing with fresh DOT4; I don't know, but that could also be part of the problem. Rear brakes are fine and have a smooth predictable feel. It's not a race bike, and I don't ride across country. I live in the flat lands (Florida), so no mountains either. I need a smoother option. I've trusted EBC in the past for other bikes, but what are your experiences with OEM as well? I use my bike mostly for commuting and I'm on and off the brake constantly. Much appreciated!