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Front Disc Brake (on Kz550-c) - Kawasaki KZ400 Service Manual

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276 SUPPLEMENT FOR 1980 M O D E L
Bearings, Brake Disc Removal and Installation:
Refer t o Pgs. 11 7-1 18, noting the following:
T o remove the brake disc
IO
,
remove the disc mount-
ing Allen bolts
9
( 7 ) ,
and take o f f the disc.
T o remove the left side ball bearing
I
,
remove the
circlip
6
and speedometer gear driver
7
,
and remove
the l e f t side ball bearing.
M o u n t the brake disc on the wheel so that the mark-
ed side faces out, and tighten the disc mounting
Allen bolts t o 2.3 kg-m (1 6.5 ft-l bs) o f torque.
Pad Installation:
@Remove the bleed valve cap
2
on the caliper, attach a
clear plastic hose t o the bleed valve
3
,
and run the
other end o f the hose into a container.
.Open
(loosen) the valve slightly, push the piston in
b y hand as far as it will go, and then close (tighten)
the valve.
Wipe up any spilled fluid, and recap the
bleed valve. The bleed valve must be tightened t o 0.80
kg-m (69 in-lbs) o f torque.
A. Marking of the disc thickness service limit.
A. Bleed Valve
B. Hose
C. Piston
@Check that the sliders
I3
(2) are i n place.
.Fit
the pads against the disc.
F R O N T DISC BRAKE (on KZ550-C)
The caliper mounted on KZ550-C front disc brake i s
different from KZ500.
Refer t o Pgs. 11 8-1 23, noting the following:
Pad Removal:
@Remove the caliper holder shaft bolts
( 2 ) .
A. Pads
B. Sliders
C. Anti-rattle Spring
A . Caliper
B. Holder Shaft Bolts
@Lift the caliper
4
o f f the holder
LZ
, and remove the
pads
k
(2).
.Check
that the anti-rattle spring
i s i n place. I f i t was
removed, install i t t o the caliper as shown i n Fig. N43.
.Install
the caliper, and tighten the caliper holder shaft
bolts t o 1.8 kg-m (1 3.0 ft-l bs) o f torque.
@Since some brake fluid was lost when the bleed valve
was opened, check the fluid level i n the master cylinder
and bleed the air from the brake system (Pg. 205).
@Push the bleed valve cap onto the valve.
@Check the front brake.

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