I tried taking a pad out, it works, but not completely. Any help? ???
Clean the bearing and replace the friction stickers with a single silicone sticker or Dif pads.
You can also add larger spacers.
Also, instead of using a lathe, you can always use a drill.
As the above comments suggest… My FHZ is stock with one well worn down silicone sticker, the large spacers and a nice broken in bearing.