ok, so i asked the guys at the shop about this, and im still a little confused, so maybe all of you guys could help. I got a new lever/main resevoir from hayes for my HFX-MAG. snapped the other one offf at the perch. so i attached it to the hose, bled it, and put it on the bike. Problem is, I have to use about 3/4 of the lever stroke before the pads contact the rotor. the pads are fine. they arent super worn down. so, i was wondering, how can i make it so the pads start to contact the rotor sooner? the guys at the shop said take the caliper off and pump the lever. but that just doesnt seem right. I thought you werent supposed to brake without a rotor in between the pads. Sorry for the long post, but thanks for the help.