Master Cylinder

Front Master Cylinder Removal

• Disconnect the front brake light switch connectors [A].

• Remove the banjo bolt [B] to disconnect the brake hose from the master cylinder [C] (see Brake Hose Removal/Installation).

• Remove the rear view mirror (see Steering chapter).

Unscrew the clamp bolts [A], and take off the master cylinder as an assembly with the reservoir, brake lever, and brake switch installed.

Front Master Cylinder Installation • Install the front master cylinder so that the punch mark [A] of the handlebar is aligned with the mating surface [B] of the master cylinder clamp to level the reservoir.

1 The master cylinder clamp must be installed with the arrow mark [A] upward.

1 Tighten the upper clamp bolt [B] first, and then the lower clamp bolt [C]. There will be a gap at the lower part of the clamp after tightening.

Torque - Front Master Cylinder Clamp Bolts: 8.8 N-m (0.9 kgfm, 78 in lb)

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

Tighten the brake hose banjo bolt.

Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolt: 25 N-m (2.5 kgf m, 18 ftlb)

1 Bleed the brake line (see Brake Line Bleeding in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).

Check the brake for good braking power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.

1 Install the rear view mirror (see Steering chapter).

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