This procedure was performed on a 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6.
All specifications mentioned in this procedure apply to this model
bike only. Please refer to your service manual for specifications
regarding your particular model bike. It is important that you read
all steps at least once before starting work on your bike.
and Special Tools Required
for this procedure:
the two retaining clips from the retaining pin.
Pull the reaining clip out which also releases the caliper spring.
The brake pads will slide out.
Do not squeeze the brake lever when the pads are out of the caliper
as it will be very difficult to push the pistons back. Brake fluid
leakage may also result.
Clean the brake caliper and pistons using a commercially available
brake cleaner. Spray liberally and allow 2 to 5 minutes to dry.
Use the brake cleaner in a well-ventilated area as fumes are toxic
Set the Caliper Resetting Tool at its starting point by turning
the handle counter clockwise. Carefully insert the tool into the
caliper, making sure that no undue pressure is exerted on the brake
disk. Otherwise the disk may be warped. The tool should slide right
into the caliper with some careful maneuvering.
6 Slowly turn the handle clockwise. The tool plates will
start to expand and will start to push the pistons back into the