2-54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
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
Tighten the brake lever pivot bolt and locknut.
Apply silicone grease.
Brake Lever Pivot Bolt
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.
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].
If compressed air is not available, with the brake hose
still attached, apply the brake lever to remove the pis-
ton. The remaining process is as described above.
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 - Bleed Valve: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)