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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