Front Master Cylinder Removal
Disconnect the front brake light switch connectors [A].
Remove the banjo bolt [B] to disconnect the brake hose
from the master cylinder (see Brake Hose Replacement
in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
Remove the clamp bolt caps [C].
Unscrew the clamp bolts, and take off the master cylinder
as an assembly with the reservoir, brake lever, and brake
Immediately wash away any brake fluid that spills.
Front Master Cylinder Installation
Set the front master cylinder [A] to match its mating sur-
face [B] to the punched mark [C] of the handlebar.
The master cylinder clamp must be installed with the rear
view mirror boss [A] faced upward.
Tighten the upper clamp bolt [B] first, and then the lower
clamp bolt [C]. There will be a gap at the lower part of the
clamp after tightening.
Torque - Front Master Cylinder Clamp Bolts: 8.8 N·m (0.90
Install the clamp bolt caps.
Use new flat washers [A] on each side of the brake hose
Tighten the front brake hose banjo bolt [B].
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolt: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Replenish the fluid in the reservoir, and bleed the brake
line (see Brake Line Bleeding).
Check the brake for good braking power, no brake drag,
and no fluid leakage.
kgf·m, 78 in·lb)
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