Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement

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Front Caliper Disassembly

Front Caliper Disassembly


Front Caliper Disassembly


Front Caliper Disassembly


Install a rubber gasket [A] and a wooden board [B] more than 10 mm (0.4 in.) thick on the caliper half.

For inside caliper half [C], fasten them together with a suitable bolt and nut [D] as shown. Leave one of the oil passage [E] open.

Lightly apply compressed air [F] to the oil passage until the pistons hit the rubber gasket.

Push down [G]

Front Caliper Disassembly


WARNING

The piston in the brake caliper can crush hands and fingers. Never place your hand or fingers in front of the piston.

Pull out the pistons by hand.

Front Caliper Disassembly


NOTE

Front Caliper Assembly

NOTICE

For cleaning the parts, use only disc brake fluid, isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.

Torque - Bleed Valves: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)

Apply silicone grease to the fluid seals, and install them into the cylinders by hand.

Apply silicone grease to the dust seals, and install them into the cylinders by hand.

Front Caliper Assembly


Torque - Front Caliper Assembly Bolts: 22 N·m (2.2 kgf·m, 16 ft·lb)

Front Caliper Assembly


Front Caliper Assembly


Rear Caliper Disassembly

Rear Caliper Disassembly


Rear Caliper Disassembly


Cover the caliper opening with a clean, heavy cloth [A].

Remove the piston by lightly applying compressed air [B] to where the brake line fits into the caliper.

Rear Caliper Disassembly


WARNING

The piston in the brake caliper can crush hands and fingers. Never place your hand or fingers in front of the piston.

NOTE

Rear Caliper Assembly

NOTICE

For cleaning the parts, use only disc brake fluid, isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.

Torque - Bleed Valves: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)

Apply silicone grease to the fluid seal, and install it into the cylinder by hand.

Apply silicone grease to the dust seal, and install it into the cylinder by hand.

Rear Caliper Assembly


Rear Caliper Assembly


Torque - Rear Caliper Pin Bolt: 27 N·m (2.8 kgf·m, 20 ft·lb)

Rear Caliper Assembly


Master Cylinder Rubber Parts Replacement
Front Master Cylinder Disassembly Remove the front master cylinder (see Front Master Cylinder Removal in the Brakes chapter). Remove the seal cover [A], circlip [B], connector [C] and O-ring ...

Spark Plug Replacement
Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the Electrical System chapter). Remove the spark plugs using the 16 mm (0.63 in.) plug wrench [A] vertically. Replace the spark plug with n ...

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Air Intake Duct Disassembly (Other than US, CA and CAL Models)
Remove: Air Intake Duct (see Air Intake Duct Removal) Seal [A] and Screen [B] Turn the air intake valve actuator [C] counterclockwise (90°). Remove the shaft [A] of the air intake valve actuator. Remove: Pad [A] Screws [B] Air Intake Valve [C] ...

Oil Pressure Relief Valve Inspection
Remove the oil pressure relief valve (see Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal). Check to see if the valve [A] slides smoothly when pushing it in with a wooden or other soft rod, and see if it comes back to its seat by spring [B] pressure. NOTE Inspect the valve in its assembled stat ...

Balance Weight Installation
Check if the weight portion has any play on the blade [A] and clip [B]. If it does, discard it. WARNINGUnbalanced wheels can create an unsafe riding condition. If the balance weight has any play on the rib of the rim, the blade and/or clip have been stretched. Replace th ...