yes my stock peddle had a lot more travel as well. I am using the stock pads. I flushed the system so maybe it will take a while for the pads to reseat. I did remove the pads and trued them and that helped some. and yes i have to put a lot foot pressure on the peddle.
update on jardine's. I reversed the arm that hooks onto the mater cylinder rod, that gave me more adj so I was able to lay the peddle down a little more and helped alot on my braking power. The jardines made for our bikes are this way and it seems that the ones for the nomads are reversed.