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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Armature Inspection
Using the × 1 Ω hand tester range, measure the resistance between any two commutator segments [A]. Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394 If there is a high resistance or no reading (∞) between any two segments, a winding is open and the starter motor must be replaced. ...

Rear Shock Absorber Scrapping
WARNINGPressurized nitrogen may explode when heated. The rear shock contains nitrogen gas. To avoid an explosion, do not incinerate the shock body without first releasing the nitrogen and removing the shraeder valve. Remove the rear shock absorber (see Rear Shock Ab ...

Torque Limiter Removal
Remove: Starter Motor (see Starter Motor Removal in the Electrical System chapter) Throttle Body Assy Holder [A] Breather Hose [B] Roll up the heat insulation rubber plate [C]. Remove: Torque Limiter Cover Bolts [A] Torque Limiter Cover [B] Remove: Torque Limit ...