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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual / Brake / Front brakes / Repair instructions / Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly

Refer to front brake caliper removal and installation .

Note

the right and left calipers are installed symmetrically and therefore the disassembly procedure for one side is the same as that for the other side.

Disassembly

  1. Remove the brake pads (1) and spring from the caliper by removing the pad mounting pins.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly


  1. Place a rag over the pistons to prevent them from popping out and then force out the pistons using compressed air.
Caution

do not use high pressure air to prevent piston damage.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly


  1. Remove the dust seals (2) and piston seals (3) from both sides of the caliper.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly


Assembly

Assemble the caliper in the reverse order of disassembly. Pay attention to the following points:

Bf: brake fluid (dot 4)

Caution

  •  wash the caliper components with fresh brake fluid before reassembly. Never use cleaning solvent or gasoline to wash them.
  •  Do not wipe the brake fluid off after washing the components.
  •  When washing the components, use the specified brake fluid. Never use different types of fluid or cleaning solvent such as gasoline, kerosine or the others.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly


Caution

replace the piston seals (1) and dust seals (2) with new ones.

Bf: brake fluid (dot 4)

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly


Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly


  1. Wider pawl
  2. Top side

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper disassembly and assembly


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