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SUPPLEMENT
FRONT MASTER CYLINDER
Removal
(KZ550-HI, F1 AND MI)
On these models, the front brake light
switch is held by a screw instead of by a
loclung tab (Figure 53). Apply Loctite Lock
N'
Seal to the threads of the screw during
installation.
Installation
When installing the master cylinder, the
inner clamp must be installed so that the
projection (Figure 75) is facing toward the
throttle housing assembly.
BRAKE SYSTEM BLEEDING
(ZX550-A1 AND A2)
On models equipped with anti-dive front
suspension, it is necessary to bleed the
anti-dive mechanism and junction block as
well as the caliper. See Figure 76 and Figure
77 for the location of the bleeder valves.
Use the techniques for bleeding the brakes
as outlined in Chapter Nine of the main book.
Bleed the anti-dive mechanism and brake
calipers in the following manner:
a. Left caliper bleed valve.
b. Left anti-dive bleed valve.
c. Left junction block valve.
d. Right caliper bleed valve.
e. Right anti-dive bleed valve.
f. Right junction block valve.
DISC BRAKE
PAD REPLACEMENT
(ZX550-A1 AND A2)
Rear Brake Pad Removal
Refer to Figure 78 when performing this
procedure.
1. Remove the bolts securing the rear caliper
to the mounting bracket.
2. Carefully pull the caliper away from the
brake disc and slide out the inside brake pad.
3. Disengage the outside pad from the ends
of the caliper holder and remove the pad.
4. Use a clean rag and carefully wipe the pad
sliding surfaces on the caliper holder and
anti-rattle spring.
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