Front Caliper Removal
Free the front wheel rotation sensor lead [A] and front
brake hose [B] from the clamp [C].
Remove the clamp [A] to free the front wheel rotation sen-
sor lead [B].
Loosen the banjo bolt [C] and tighten it loosely to prevent
the fluid spillage.
Remove the caliper mounting bolts [D], and detach the
caliper [E] from the disc.
Remove the banjo bolt and disconnect the brake hose
from the caliper.
Brake fluid quickly ruins painted plastic surfaces;
any spilled fluid should be completely washed away
Take care not to spill the brake fluid on the painted or
Temporarily secure the end of the brake hose to some
high place to keep fluid loss to a minimum.
Immediately wash away any brake fluid that spills.
Front Caliper Installation
Replace the washers that are on each side of the hose
fitting with new ones.
Install the front caliper mounting bolts so that the seating
surface of the bolt do not contact the caliper.
Run the brake hoses and front wheel rotation sensor lead
correctly (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in
the Appendix chapter).
Avoid sharp bending, kinking, flatting or twisting.
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 24.5 N·m (2.50 kgf·m,
Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.
Bleed the brake line (see Brake Line Bleeding).
Check the brake for good braking power, no brake drag,
and no fluid leakage.
After servicing, it takes several applications of the
brake lever before the brake pads contact the disc,
which could result in increased stopping distance
and cause an accident resulting in injury or death.
Do not attempt to ride the motorcycle until a firm
brake lever is obtained by pumping the lever until
the pads are against the disc.