Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Apply brake fluid to the removed parts and to the inner
wall of the cylinder.
Take care not to scratch the piston assy and the inner wall
of the cylinder.
Apply silicone grease (ex. PBC grease) to the following
Brake Lever Pivot Bolt (Front)
Brake Lever Contact (Front)
Push Rod Contact (Other than KX450FC Front)
Torque - Brake Lever Pivot Bolt: 5.9 N·m (0.60 kgf·m, 52
Brake Lever Pivot Bolt Locknut: 5.9 N·m (0.60
kgf·m, 52 in·lb)
Brake Caliper Fluid Seal and Dust Seal
Front Caliper Disassembly
Front Caliper (see Caliper Removal in the Brakes chap-
Brake Pads (see Brake Pad Removal in the Brakes
Separate the caliper holder [A] from the caliper [B].
Remove the anti-rattle springs [C].
Using compressed air, remove the pistons. One way to
remove the pistons is as follows.
Cover the caliper opening with a clean heavy cloth [A].
Remove the pistons by lightly applying compressed air [B]
to the hose joint opening.
The piston in the brake caliper can crush hands and
fingers. Never place your hand or fingers in front of
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