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One place says, "The minimum thickness allowed for a disc brake pad is approximately one millimeter. A brake pad's standard thickness is between 10 and 12 millimeters. Because disc brake pads and rotors are vehicle parts that will wear down, it is important to inspect and replace these items when necessary." I think you may like this site: https://www.google.com/search?q=brake+pad+thickness,+1988+vmax+1200&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQjZH7moLTAhVJLmMKHXALAaoQsAQIGQ&biw=856&bih=4

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I know a bit about cars but being English I don't understand about rear rotors. I am guessing it is what we call brake discs or disc brakes.
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