Bleed the brake line (see Bleeding the Brake Line).
Check the brake for good braking power, no brake drag,
and no fluid leakage.
Do not attempt to drive the motorcycle until a full
brake lever or pedal is obtained by pumping the
brake lever or pedal until the pads are against the
disc. The brakes will not function on the first appli-
cation of the lever or pedal if this is not done.
Refer to the Caliper Piston Seal and Dust Seal Replace-
ment in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.
Fluid Seal Damage Inspection
The fluid seals [A] around the piston maintains the proper
pad/disc clearance. If this seal is not in good condition, pad
wear will increase, and constant pad drag on the disc will
raise brake and brake fluid temperature.
Replace the fluid seals under any of the following condi-
Fluid leakage around the pad
There is a large difference in left and right pad wear.
The seal is stuck to the piston.
If the fluid seal is replaced, replace the dust seals [B] as
well. Also, replace all seals every other time the pads are
[C] Front Caliper
[D] Rear Caliper
Dust Seal Damage Inspection
Check that the dust seals are not cracked, worn, swollen,
or otherwise damaged.
If they show any damage, replace them.