Kawasaki KX65 Motorcycle User Manual

10-16 BRAKES
Master Cylinder
Brake fluid quickly ruins painted or plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely wiped
up immediately.
Front Master Cylinder Removal
Remove the banjo bolt [A] to disconnect the upper brake
hose from the master cylinder (see Brake Hose Re-
When removing the brake hose, temporarily secure the
end of the brake hose to some high place to keep fluid
loss to a minimum.
Unscrew the master cylinder clamp bolts [B], and take off
the master cylinder [C] as an assembly with the reservoir
and brake lever.
Front Master Cylinder In stallation
Position the master cylinder so that the parting line [A] of
the master cylinder clamp align with the punch mark [B]
on the handlebar.
The master cylinder clamp must be installed with the ar-
row mark [A] upward.
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 - Master Cylinder Clamp Bolts: 8.8 N·m (0.9 kgf·m,
78 in·lb)
Replace the washers that are on each side of hose fitting
with new ones.
Tighten the brake hose banjo bolt.
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolt: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Bleed the brake line (see Bleeding the Brake Line).
Check the brake for good braking power, no brake drag,
and no fluid leakage.