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. ...

Other materials:

Water Pump Impeller Disassembly/Assembly
Remove the water pump impeller (see Oil Pump Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chapter). The sealing seat and rubber seal may be removed easily by hand. Apply coolant around the surfaces of the rubber seal and sealing seat. Install the rubber seal [A] and sealing seat [B] into ...

Camshaft Chain Tensioner Installation
Replace the O-ring [A] with a new one. Apply grease to the new O-ring. Release the stopper [B] and push the push rod [C] into the interior of the tensioner body [D] so that the position of the push rod is 3 or 4 notches [E] as shown in the figure. Install the tensioner body so that the ...

Flap and Rear Fender Rear Removal
Remove: Front and Rear Seat (see Front/Rear Seat Removal) Seat Covers (see Seat Cover Removal) Vehicle-down Sensor Connector [A] Screws [B] Clear the seat lock cable [C] from the seat lock unit [D]. Take off the seat lock unit and the bracket. Remove: Bolts [A] (Both Sides ...