2-64 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
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 brake lever pivot bolt.
Tighten the brake lever pivot bolt and the locknut.
Torque - Brake Lever Pivot Bolt: 1.0 N·m (0.10 kgf·m, 9
Brake Lever Pivot Bolt Locknut: 5.9 N·m (0.60
kgf·m, 52 in·lb)
Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Caliper Disassembly
Front Caliper (see Front Caliper Removal in the Brakes
Brake Pads (see Front Brake Pad Removal in the brakes
Using compressed air, remove the pistons.
Cover the piston area with a clean, thick cloth [A].
Blow compressed air [B] into the hole for the banjo bolt to
remove the piston.