How to Change the Front Brake Pads on a Kawasaki Concours

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Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver

  • Allen wrench

  • Pliers

The Kawasaki Concours is a cross between a street bike and a land cruiser. The overall appearance resembles faster street bikes, but Kawasaki equipped it with rear saddlebags and a front faring. This makes the Concours somewhat different amongst motorcycles. The front brake on the motorcycle attaches just like the front brake on most motorcycles. The process for replacing the brake pads is relatively straightforward.

Step 1

Open the front master cylinder by removing the screws that secure the lid using a screwdriver. The front master cylinder is located next to the throttle on the right side of the handlebars.

Step 2

Remove the two bolts that secure the brake caliper to the caliper bracket using an Allen wrench. The caliper is located on the right side of the front wheel and secures to the back side of the front fork.

Step 3

Pull the caliper off the brake rotor and remove the brake pads.

Step 4

Squeeze the caliper piston back into the back side of the caliper using a pair of pliers.

Step 5

Place the new pads into the caliper and then slide the caliper back over the rotor.

Step 6

Secure the caliper to the caliper bracket using the two bolts and Allen wrench.

Step 7

Close the lid on the front master cylinder using a screwdriver, and then squeeze the brake lever a coupe of times to seat the brake pads against the rotor.