Front Caliper Disassembly
Remove the pad spring and brake pads (see Front Brake
For the U.S.A. and Canadian Models, remove the bolt [A]
and reflector [B].
Unscrew the front upper caliper mounting bolt [C] and
loosen the front lower caliper mounting bolt [D].
Move [A] the front caliper little.
Loosen the front caliper assembly bolts [B] and front
caliper banjo bolt [C] and tighten them loosely.
Remove the front caliper [D] and banjo bolt.
Remove the front caliper assembly bolts and split the front
Remove the O-rings.
Using compressed air, remove the pistons. One way to
remove the pistons is as follows.
Install a rubber gasket [A] and a wooden board [B] more
than 10 mm (0.39 in.) thick on the caliper half, and fas-
ten them together with a suitable bolt and nut as shown.
Leave one of the oil passages [C] open.
Lightly apply compressed air [D] to the oil passage until
the pistons hit the rubber gasket. Block the hose joint
opening [E] during this operation if the caliper half has
Bolt and Nut [F]
Oil Passage sealed by Rubber Gasket [G]
Push down [H]
To avoid serious injury, never place your fingers or
palm in front of the piston. If you apply compressed
air into the caliper, the piston may crush your hand
Pull out the pistons by hand.
Remove the dust seals [A] and fluid seals [B].
Remove the bleed valve [C], and rubber cap [D]
Repeat the previous step to remove the pistons from the
other side of the caliper body.
Front Caliper Assembly
Clean the caliper parts except for the pads.
For cleaning the parts, use only disc brake fluid,
isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.
Install the bleed valve and rubber cap.
Torque - Caliper Bleed Valve: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)