Front Master Cylinder Removal
Remove the rear view mirror (see Rear View Mirror Re-
moval in the Frame chapter).
Remove the banjo bolt [A] to disconnect the brake hose
from the master cylinder (see Brake Hose Removal/In-
Unscrew the clamp bolts [B], and take off the master cylin-
der [C] as an assembly with the reservoir, brake lever, and
brake switch installed.
Disconnect the front brake light switch connector [D].
Immediately wash away any brake fluid that spills.
Front Master Cylinder Installation
Set the front master cylinder to match its mating surface
[A] to the punch mark [B] of the handlebar.
The master cylinder clamp must be installed with the ar-
row mark [C] upward.
Tighten the upper clamp bolt first, and then the lower
Torque - Front Master Cylinder Clamp Bolts: 11 N·m (1.1
kgf·m, 97 in·lb)
Replace the washers that are on each side of the hose
fitting with new ones.
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
Bleed the brake line (see Brake Line Bleeding).
Check the brake for good braking power, no brake drag,
and no fluid leakage.
Rear Master Cylinder Removal
Remove the rear lower fairing (see Rear Lower Fairing
Removal in the Frame chapter).
Brake Hose Banjo Bolt [A]
Rear Master Cylinder Mounting Bolts [B]
Remove the footpeg bracket bolts [C].
Rear Master Cylinder Mounting Bolts [A]
Cotter Pin [B]
Joint Pin [C]
Brake Hose Banjo Bolt [D]
Brake Hose [E]
Slide out the clamp [F].
Pull off the reservoir hose lower end, and drain the brake
fluid into a container.