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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Front brake caliper removal and installation

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

Note

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

Removal

  1. Drain brake fluid. Refer to brake fluid replacement in section 4a .
  2.  Remove the brake hose from the caliper by removing the union bolt (1) and catch the brake fluid in a suitable receptacle.
Note

place a rag underneath the union bolt on the brake caliper to catch any spilt brake fluid.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper removal and installation


  1. Remove the brake caliper by removing its mounting bolts (2).

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper removal and installation


Installation

Install the brake caliper in the reverse order of removal.

Pay attention to the following points:

Tightening torque front brake caliper mounting bolt (a): 39 nm (3.9 Kgf-m, 28.0 Lbf-ft)

Caution

the seal washers should be replaced with the new ones to prevent fluid leakage.

Tightening torque brake hose union bolt (b): 23 nm (2.3 Kgf-m, 16.5 Lbf-ft)

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake caliper removal and installation


Brake fluid, if it
leaks, will interfere with safe running and discolor painted surfaces.

Check the brake hose and hose joints for cracks and fluid leakage.

Front brake pad replacement
Loosen the pad mounting pins (1).  Remove the brake caliper by removing the caliper mounting bolts (2).  Remove the pad mounting pins (1), brake pads and spring. Caution ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Brake system inspection
Inspect brake system initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) thereafter Inspect brake hose and brake fluid every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) The brake system of this motorcycle is filled with a glycol-based brake flui ...

Front suspension adjustment
After installing the front fork, adjust the spring pre-load and two kinds of damping force as follows: Adjust the left and right front forks to the same setting. Spring pre-load adjustment Turn the spring pre-load adjuster (1) counterclockwise fully. From that position (softe ...

Storage procedure
If your motorcycle is to be left unused for an extended period of time, it needs special servicing requiring appropriate materials, equipment and skill. For this reason, suzuki recommends that you trust this maintenance work to your suzuki dealer. If you wish to service the machine for stora ...

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