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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Brake Disc Warp Inspection
Raise the wheel off the ground with the jack. Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238 Jack Attachment: 57001-1608 For front disc inspection, turn the handlebar fully to one side. Set up a dial gauge against the disc [A] as shown in the figure and measure disc runout, while turning [B] the ...

CAL and SEA-B1 Models
1. Green Hose (Purge) 2. Clamp (hold the white hose.) 3. Canister 4. White Hose (Vacuum) 5. Blue Hose (Breather) 6. Red Hose (Return) 7. Separator 8. Quick Rivet 9. Face the hook portion of the bracket to inside of the vehicle. 10. Clamp (Bend down the clamp, and hold the blue hose, the ...

Exploded View
5. Other than US, CA, and CAL Models 6. The big diameter side of the dampers faces upward. G: Apply grease. L: Apply a non-permanent locking agent. R: Replacement Parts S: Follow the specified tightening sequence. SS: Apply silicone sealant. 11. Immobilizer Ampli ...