2-60 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
Apply silicone grease to the contact portion of the push
rod and brake lever pivot bolt.
Torque - Brake Lever Pivot Bolt: 1.0 N·m (0.10 kgf·m, 8.9
Brake Lever Pivot Bolt Locknut: 5.9 N·m (0.60
kgf·m, 52 in·lb)
Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Caliper Disassembly
Loosen the front caliper assembly bolts [A], and tighten it
Front Caliper (see Front Caliper Removal in the Brakes
Front Brake Pads (see Front Brake Pad Removal in the
Remove the front caliper assembly bolts [A] and split the
Remove the O-ring [B] on the oil passage of the caliper
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 (0.39 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 [F] and Nut
Push down [G].
The piston in the brake caliper can crush hands and
fingers. Never place your hand or fingers in front of