Brake fluid quickly ruins painted or plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely wiped
Front Master Cylinder Removal
Remove the banjo bolt [A] to disconnect the upper brake
hose [B] from the master cylinder [C].
When removing the brake hose, temporarily secure the
end of the brake hose to some high place to keep fluid
loss to a minimum.
Unscrew the clamp bolts [A], and take off the master cylin-
der [B] as an assembly with the brake lever.
Front Master Cylinder Installation
Install the master cylinder so that the reservoir cap [B] is
horizontally and position it from edge of the grip to 185
mm (7.28 in.) [A].
The master cylinder clamp must be installed with the ar-
row mark [A] upward.
Tighten the upper clamp bolt [B] first, and then the lower
clamp bolt [C]. There will be a gap at the lower part of the
clamp after tightening.
Torque - Front Master Cylinder Clamp Bolts: 8.8 N·m (0.90
kgf·m, 78 in·lb)
Replace the washers that are on each side of hose fitting
with new ones.
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolt: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Bleed the brake line (see Bleeding the Brake Line).
Check the brake for good braking power, no brake drag,
and no fluid leakage.