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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Clutch Cover Assembly
Replace the needle bearings and oil seal with new ones. NOTE Install the needle bearings so that the manufacture’s mark face out. Install the needle bearings [A] and oil seal [B] position as shown in the figure. Press the upper and lower bearings so that the bearing surface [ ...

For Primary Fuel Injectors
Remove the air cleaner housing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal). Disconnect the primary fuel injector connector [A]. Connect a digital meter to the terminals in each primary fuel injector [A]. Measure the primary fuel injector resistance. Primary Fuel Injector Resistance ...

Connecting Rod Big End Side Clearance Inspection
Measure connecting rod big end side clearance. Insert a thickness gauge [A] between the big end and either crank web to determine clearance. Connecting Rod Big End Side Clearance Standard: 0.13 0.38 mm (0.0051 0.0150 in.) Service Limit: 0.58 mm (0.023 in.) If the clearance exceeds ...