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Kawasaki zx 400 have two seized pistons on rear caliper, are these pistons removeable, what is then inside!! freddie

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Yes the pistons are removable,there is only a seal in the lip and nothing else inside just brake fluid. if the pistons wont come out it would be better to get a good second hand one from a good m/cycle breaker.if you pump the brake and the pistons dont move i would replace it. hope this helps

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What is the firing order of kawasaki ninja zx rr 400


number 1 is by the cam chain , remove the tank etc and all plugs then tdc number 1 then see which cylinder comes up nxt etc etc ! use a long thin rod to feel the pistons come up !

May 15, 2014 | 1996 kawasaki ZXR 400

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How to move a motorcycle with seized brake calipers


THIS TIP GIVES YOU AN EASY WAY TO WHEEL A MOTORBIKE AROUND IF THE BRAKE CALIPER/S SEIZE & CHEAP SEIZED CALIPER FIXES

Most disc brakes seize due to corrosion, so the piston gets pumped out but cannot return on its own . Sometimes the piston seal gets dislodged with the same effect.

TEMPORARY CURE:-

With a rubber mallet or similar hit the brake calipers sharply on the out-most side where there are 1,2 or 3 round shapes in the cast metal, thereby forcing the brake pistons back a fraction.

BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO HIT BLEED NIPPLES, BANJO BOLTS OR OTHER PROTRUSIONS AS THEY MAY BEND OR BREAK
If the calipers have opposing pistons ( the caliper looks similar on the inside) then you may have to do the same from the other side with a whack on a piece of wood or similar that passes through the wheel

DO NOT RIDE THE BIKE as the brakes will seize again as soon as they are used

For a permanent remedy completely refurbish or replace the calipers using new parts & fluid

After-market caliper rebuild kits are much cheaper than buying O.E. (original equipment) parts singly - as they are sold
Complete (original manufacturer) calipers for many modern KAWASAKI & SUZUKI bikes can be obtained (unbadged) for a fraction (<1/3) of the cost of O.E. calipers



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I hope this helps (if so give good feedback please)

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Cant make caliper return so I can replace pads on the rear


The piston has to spin clockwise while keeping light pressure to compress,having the bleeder open at the same time makes it easier.There should be slots or holes in the piston ,you may have to buy a socket to be able to turn the piston.

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Replace frony brakas


Pull the single pin from the top of each caliper
remove metal springs (if they are still there)
slide out old brake pads
press one side of pistons (3 per side?) back into the caliper with screw driver(s)/pry bar(s). This step may be tricky as you may have to manage to get all 3 pistons back at once (if they are separate pistons)
insert brake pad(s) into that side
press opposite pistons back into the caliper
insert brake pad(s)
replace metal spring and slide pin back through replacing cotter pin
repeat for the other side.

Feb 28, 2011 | 2004 kawasaki ZX-12R

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Help replacing brake pads


pads are simple enough maintenance should be only 2 nuts holding on each caliper take of the caliper cant go wrong there when off have a look at the nuts and bolts holding different things when caliper is off there should be a pin running along the top of the pads holding them in place remove the pin should be easily done with an allen key the tricky part is getting the piston back if they are slightly seized for this will need a vice grips to squeeze them back will take a bit i have spent 45 minutes before trying to gte one piston back if it gets too hard or wont move then release some break fluid there should be a small nipple? on the caliper to bleed some out but dont let to much out when all pistons fully back put on the pads and screw the holding pin back in place then put them back on the discs easy peasy lol back is similar enough and if your first time then would reccomend taking them off and familirise yourself with doing them cant go to wrong also when calipers are off handy to give them a cleaning cloth and wd40 will do the trick but be careful not to get it on the pads will decrease braking for a bit hope you get on ok

Feb 16, 2011 | 1995 kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja

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How to take off front wheel of kawasaki zx-7r 1997 ninja


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May 16, 2010 | 1997 kawasaki ZX-7R

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How do i get the pads out the rear calliper i have


You have the 2 bolts off the swing arm? Got the caliper resting on the arm? pull the pin, pads out, slowly squeeze the pistons in with a C-clamp, put in the new pads, put the caliper back on, 2 bolts, all set. Hope this helps.

Apr 14, 2010 | 1998 kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja

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Rear brakes seizing after pushing pedal


It sounds like you've got some moisture related corrosion going on inside the brake caliper. What you need to do is remove the caliper and disassemble it. Carefully remove the piston from the caliper using compresses air, if needed (but be careful, the piston can become a 28mm projectile). Next, remove the piston seal from the machined groove in the caliper. Clean all parts with warm soapy water - Simple Green works great. Using a dental instrument or similar device, carefully scrape all traces of corrosion or other foreign matter from the groove in the caliper that holds the piston seal. Using a ScotchBrite pad, remove any signs of rust, dirt, etc. from the piston.
Replace the piston seal - unless the old one is still in good shape (no cracks) and reassemble the caliper using fresh brake fluid to lubricate the piston and seal. Reinstall on the bike and fill the master cylinder with fresh brake fluid. Pump the pedal several times and hold down while opening the bleeder valve on the caliper. Repeat the bleeding process until the pedal is firm and braking action is restored.

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