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Brake Pads; Brake Pad Removal; Brake Pad Installation; Brake Pad Lining Wear Inspection - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Brake Pads

Brake Pad Removal

Remove the caliper holder (see Caliper Removal).
Take off the piston side pad from the caliper holder [A].
Push the caliper holder to the piston side, and then re-
move the pad [B] from the caliper holder shaft.

Brake Pad Installation

Push the caliper piston in by hand as far as it will go.
Install the anti-rattle spring in place.
Install the brake pads.
Install the caliper (see Caliper Installation).
Do not attempt to drive the motorcycle until a full
brake lever is obtained by pumping the brake lever
until the pads are against the disc. The brake will
not function on the first application of the lever if
this is not done.

Brake Pad Lining Wear Inspection

Check the lining thickness [A] of the pads.
If the lining thickness of either pad is less than the service
limit [B], replace both pads in the caliper as a set.
Brake Pad Lining Thickness
Service Limit:
4.85 mm (0.191 in.)
1 mm (0.04 in.)


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  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens