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OISASSEMBL Y -- CHASSIS
deterioration of the rubber parts. Oil spilled on any
part will be difficult to wash off completely, and
will eventually deteriorate the rubber used in the disc
brake system.
2. When handling the disc pads or disc, be careful that
no disc brake fluid or any oil gets on them. Clean off
any fluid or oil that inadvertently gets on the pads or
disc with a high flash-point solvent. Replace the pads
with new ones if they cannot be cleaned satisfactori-
ly.
3. Brake fluid quickly ruins painted surfaces; any spilled
fluid should be completely wiped up immediately.
4. If any of the brake line fittings or the bleed valve is
opened at any time, AIR MUST BE BLED FROM
THE BRAKE SYSTEM (Pg.221)'
5. When installing or assembling the disc brake, tighten
the disc brake fittings to the values given in Table G1.
Improper torque may cause the brake to malfunction.
Table G1
Disc Brake Torque
Bleed valve
0.80
kg·m
69ln·lbs
Brake
lever
pivot
0.30
kg·m
26in-lbs
bolt
Brake lever pivot
0.60 kg-m
52 in-lbs
bolt locknut
Front caliper
2.6
kg-m
19..0 ft-lbs
holder shaft nuts
Disc plate
2.3
kg·m
16.5
ft·lbs
mounting
bolts
Fitting (banjo)
3.0 kg·m
22 ft·lbs
bolts
Front caliper
3.0 kg-m
22 ft·lbs
mounting
bolts
Hose
joint
0.80 kg-m
69ln-lbs
mounting
bolt
Master cylinder
0.90 kg-m
78ln·lbs
clamp bolts
Rear
caliper
half
3.0
kg-m
22
ft·lbs
Allen bolts
Rear caliper
4.0 kg-m
29 ft·lbs
mounting bolt
Pad Replacement
(each
side):
eFor left caliper removal, disconnect the lower end of
the speedometer cable.
eRemove the caliper mounting bolts (2).
eLift the caliper off the disc, take out the mounting
screw for pad B, and remove the pad. A lockwasher
and metal plate also come off.
eAfter pad B is removed, slide the caliper holder to the
piston side and remove pad A.
eRemove the bleed valve cap on the caliper, attach a
clear plastic hose to the bleed valve, and run the other
end of the hose into a container.
e()pen (loosen) the valve slightly, push the piston in by
hand as far as it will go, and then close (tighten) the
valve.
Wipe up any spilled fluid, and recap the bleed
valve.
A. Piston
B. Bleed Valve
elnstall pad A in the caliper holder, aligning the tongue
on the pad with the groove in the caliper.
eFit pad B, aligning the tongue on the pad with the
groove in the caliper.
Install the metal plate, lock-
washer and mounting screw.
Use a non-permanent
locking agent on the screw.
A. Apply a non-permanent locking agent.
B. Fit the tongue in the groove.
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