Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Rear Caliper Holder Shaft Wear

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Brakes / Calipers / Rear Caliper Holder Shaft Wear

The caliper body must slide smoothly on the caliper holder shafts [A]. If the body does not slide smoothly, one pad will wear more than the other, pad wear will increase, and constant drag on the disc will raise brake and brake fluid temperature.

If the rubber friction boot is damaged, replace the rubber friction boot. To replace the friction boot, remove the pads and the caliper bracket.

If the caliper holder shaft is damage, replace the caliper bracket.

Rear Caliper Holder Shaft Wear


Caliper Piston and Cylinder Damage
Visually inspect the pistons [A] and cylinder surfaces [B]. Replace the caliper if the cylinder and piston are badly scores or rusty. Front Caliper [C] Rear Caliper [D] ...

Brake Pads
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Valve Guide Installation
Apply engine oil to the valve guide outer surface before installation. Heat the area around the valve guide hole to about 120 150°C (248 302°F). NOTICE Do not heat the cylinder head with a torch. This will warp the cylinder head. Soak the cylinder head and heat the oil. Usin ...

Rocker Arm Removal
Squeeze the brake lever slowly and hold it with a band. Remove the front footpeg bracket bolts. Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack (see Rear Shock Absorber Removal). Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 Remove: Lower Rear Shock Absorber B ...

Air Intake Duct Assembly (Other than US, CA and CAL Models)
Install the seals [A] as shown in the figure. Fit the projections [A] of the air intake valve to the hole [B] of the air intake ducts. Tighten: Torque - Air Intake Duct Assembly Screws: 1.5 N·m (0.15 kgf·m, 13 in·lb) Hang the shaft [A] to the air intake valve securely ...