Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Caliper Installation

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Brakes / Calipers / Caliper Installation

For the front caliper, be sure to install the collars [A].

Replace the washers on each side of hose fitting with new ones.

Caliper Installation


Touch the brake hoses [A] to the stopper [B] of the caliper.

Front Calipers [C] Rear Caliper [D]

Caliper Installation


WARNING

After servicing, it takes several applications of the brake lever or pedal before the brake pads contact the disc, which could result in increased stopping distance and cause an accident resulting in injury or death. Do not attempt to ride the motorcycle until a firm brake lever or pedal is obtained by pumping the lever or pedal until the pads are against the disc.

Front Caliper Disassembly

Front Caliper Assembly

Rear Caliper Disassembly

Refer to the Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Rear Caliper Assembly

Refer to the Caliper Rubber Parts Replacement in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Rear Caliper Removal
Remove: Bolt [A] Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor [B] Loosen the banjo bolt [C] at the brake hose lower end, and tighten it loosely. Loosen the caliper holder pin [D]. Remove the rear wheel ( ...

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 ...

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Commutator Cleaning and Inspection
Clean the metallic debris off the between commutator segments [A]. NOTE Do not use emery or sand paper on the commutator. Check the commutator for damage or abnormal wear. Replace the starter motor with a new one if there is any damage or wear. Visually inspect the commutato ...

Piston Ring, Piston Ring Groove Wear Inspection
Check for uneven groove wear by inspecting the ring seating. The rings should fit perfectly parallel to groove surfaces. If not, replace the piston and all the piston rings. With the piston rings in their grooves, make several measurements with a thickness gauge [A] to determine pisto ...

Gear Position Indicator
The gear position indicator shows the corresponding gear positions where the transmission is shifted. For example, when the transmission is in 6th gear, “6” is displayed. A. Gear Position Indicator (Normal mode) NOTE If the gear position is in the neutral position, the gear positio ...