Do not attempt to drive the motorcycle until a full
brake lever or pedal is obtained by pumping the
brake lever or pedal until the pads are against the
disc. The brakes will not function on the first appli-
cation of the lever or pedal if this is not done.
Front Caliper Disassembly
Loosen the front caliper assembly bolt [A] and banjo bolt
[B], and tighten them loosely.
Front Caliper [C] (see Front Caliper Removal)
Brake Pads (see Front Brake Pad Removal)
Front Caliper Assembly Bolts
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 (0.4 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.
If compressed air is not available, do as follows for both
calipers coincidentally, with the brake hose connected
to the caliper.
Prepare a container for brake fluid, and perform the
work above it.
Remove the spring and pads (see Front Brake Pad Re-
Pump the brake lever until the pistons come out of the
cylinders, and then disassemble the caliper.