1982 AND LATER SERVICE INFORMATION
REAR BRAKE CALIPER
( 2 x 5 5 0 - A 1 A N D A2)
1. Dust cap
9. Brake pad
2. Bleeder valve
10. Brake pad
11. Caliper holder
4. Fluid seal
12. Rubber boot
13. Friction boot
6. Dust seal
14. Caliper bracket
15. Mounting bolts
8. Anti-rattle spring
5. Remove the cover from the rear master
cylinder reservoir. Wrap a rag around the
reservoir to catch any brake fluid spills.
Carefully push the caliper piston back into
the caliper body as far as it will go.
If the reservoir is full, brake fluid m a y
overflow slightly when the caliper piston
is pushed completely back into the
Do not allow any brake fluid to spill on
painted surfaces or the paint will be
7. Install new inner and outer brake pads.
Ensure each pad fits properly in the caliper
Install the caliper mounting bolts and
torque the bolts to 22 ft.-lb. (3.0 mkg).
Top up the master cylinder reservoir with
approved brake fluid, if necessary, and install
the reservoir cap.
10. Spin the rear wheel and apply the brake a
few times to ensure the brakes operate
properly and the pads adjust correctly.
REAR MASTER CYLINDER
(ZX550-A1 AND A2)
The rear master cylinder on ZX550-A1 and
A2 models has changed slightly from other
models. Removal and installation of the rear
master cylinder on this model is essentially
the same as outlined under Rear Master
in Chapter Nine of the main book.
Refer to Figure 79 when performing service
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