Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Caliper Fluid Seal Damage

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Brakes / Calipers / Caliper Fluid Seal Damage

The fluid seal (piston seal) [A] is placed around the piston to maintain clearance between the pad and the disc. If the seal is in a poor condition, it could lead the pad to wear excessively or the brake to drag, which may cause the temperature of the discs or the brake fluid to increase.

Caliper Fluid Seal Damage


Brake fluid leakage around the pad.

Brakes overheat.

Considerable difference in inner and outer pad wear.

Seal and piston are stuck together.

If the fluid seal is replaced, replace the dust seal [B] as well. Also, replace all seals every other time the pads are changed.

Front Caliper [C] Rear Caliper [D]

Caliper Fluid Seal Damage


Caliper Installation
Install the caliper and brake hose lower end. For the front caliper, be sure to install the collars [A]. Replace the washers on each side of hose fitting with new ones. Touch the brake ho ...

Rear Caliper Dust Boot and Friction Boot Damage
Check that the dust boot [A] and friction boot [B] are not cracked, worn, swollen, or otherwise damaged. If they show any damage, replace it. ...

Other materials:

Water Pump Housing Assembly
NOTICE Do not reuse the mechanical seal and oil seal. Apply high-temperature grease to the new oil seal lips [A]. Press the new oil seal into the housing with a bearing driver [B] until it stops at the bottom surface [C] of the housing. Special Tool - Bearing Driver Set: 57001-1129 ...

Fuel Tank Installation
Note the above WARNING (see Fuel Tank Removal). Run the hoses correctly (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter). Check that the dampers [A] are in place on the fuel tank. If the dampers are damaged or deteriorated, replace them. If the fuel tank brack ...

Keys
This motorcycle has a combination key, which is used for the ignition switch, steering lock, seat lock, and fuel tank cap. Included with the key is a key number, which may be stamped on a separate plate. Record the key number in the space provided and store the number in a safe place. If y ...