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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Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection
Remove any imbedded stones [A] or other foreign particles [B] from tread. Visually inspect the tire for cracks and cuts, and replace the tire if necessary. Swelling or high spots indicate internal damage, requiring tire replacement. Visually inspect the wheel for cracks, cuts and dents ...

Safe riding technique
The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation. For safety, eye protection and a helmet are strongly recommended. You should be aware of and verify the applicable safety regulations in force prior ...

Diode Circuit Inspection
Remove the relay box (see Relay Box Removal). Check conductivity of the following pairs of terminals (see Relay Box Internal Circuit in this section). Diode Circuit Inspection The resistance should be low in one direction and more than 10 times as much in the other direction. If any dio ...