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. ...

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Rear Sprocket Warp Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand so that it will turn freely. Set a dial gauge [A] against the rear sprocket [B] near the teeth as shown in the figure, and rotate [C] the rear wheel to measure the sprocket runout (warp). The difference between the highest and lowest di ...

Connecting Rod Installation
NOTICE To minimize vibration, the connecting rods should have the same weight mark. Big End Cap [A] Connecting Rod [B] Weight Mark, Alphabet [C] Diameter Mark [D] (“” or No Mark) NOTICE If the connecting rods, big end bearing inserts, or crankshaft are replaced with new ones, select ...

Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply engine oil to the new O-ring. Install the idle speed control valve [A] as shown in the figure. 10° [B] Tighten: Torque - Idle Speed Control Valve Actuator Retainer Screws: 2.06 N·m (0.21 kgf·m, 18 in·lb) Install th ...