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16. Lockwasher; 17. Screw - Kawasaki KZ500 Manual

1979-1985.
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WHEELS, TIRES A N D BRAKES
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FRONT BRAKE CALIPER (1 979-1 980 KZ500; 1980 KZ550 A, B)
1.
Holder shaft (2)
7. Fluid seal
13. Caliper holder
2. Bleed valve
8. Piston
14. Inboard pad
3. Caliper
9. Dust cover
15. Metal plate
4. Spacer (2)
10. Outboard pad
16. Lockwasher
5. Nut (2)
11. Dust cover (4)
17. Screw
6. Mounting bolt (2)
12. O-ring (4)
U'ARNING
Do not forget to install these clips. They
keep the brake pins and pads in place. If
these are lost, it could result in loss of
braking at the rear wheel.
7. Install the cover.
8. Block the motorcycle up so that the rear
wheel is offthe ground. Spin the rear wheel and
activate the brake pedal for as many times as it
takes to refill the cylinder in the caliper and
correctly locate the pads.
9.
Refill the fluid in the reservoir, if
necessary, and install the top cap.
WARNING
Do not ride the tnotorcycle until you are
sure that the brake is operating correctly
with full hydraulic advantage. If
necessary, bleed the brakes.
DISC BRAKE CALIPERS
Rebuilding
See Figure 54, Figure 55, Figure 56 or Figure
57. If the caliper leaks, it should be rebuilt. If
the piston sticks in the cylinder, indicating
severe wear or galling, the entire unit should be
replaced. The factory recommends that the
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