Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Master Cylinder Assembly
Before assembly, clean all parts including the master
cylinder with brake fluid or alcohol.
Except for the disc pads and disc, use only disc
brake fluid, isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol for
cleaning brake parts. Do not use any other fluid for
cleaning these parts. Gasoline, engine oil, or any
other petroleum distillate will cause deterioration of
the rubber parts. Oil spilled on any part will be diffi-
cult to wash off completely, and will eventually de-
teriorate the rubber used in the disc brake.
Apply brake fluid to the new parts and to the inner wall of
Take care not to scratch the piston or the inner wall of the
Apply silicone grease to the followings.
Brake Lever Pivot Bolt
Dust Cover of Push Rod Assembly
For the front master cylinder, tighten the brake lever pivot
bolt and the locknut.
Torque - Brake Lever Pivot Bolt: 1.0 N·m (0.10 kgf·m, 8.9
Brake Lever Pivot Bolt Locknut: 5.9 N·m (0.60
kgf·m, 52 in·lb)
For the front master cylinder, apply a non-permanent lock-
ing agent to the threads of the front master cylinder reser-
voir inner bolt and front master cylinder reservoir bolt.
Torque - Front Brake Reservoir Bolt: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m,
Front Brake Reservoir Inner Bolt: 1.2 N·m (0.12
kgf·m, 11 in·lb)
For the front master cylinder, install the bleed valve and
Torque - Front Master Cylinder Bleed Valve: 5.4 N·m (0.55
kgf·m, 48 in·lb)
Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Caliper Disassembly
Loosen the front caliper pad pins [A] and banjo bolt [B]
and tighten them loosely.
Front Caliper [C] (see Front Caliper Removal in the
Brake Pads (see Front Brake Pad Removal in the Brakes
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