Part: Honda CB450 / CB550 Brake Overhaul Bundle
You Need This: Honda first upgraded the CB450 K3 with a front disc brake borrowed from the CB750's This design changed with the K5 version of the CB450 and was used through the CB500T. The CB550 used a disc brake from the beginning as a CB500K thorough the late CB550K4. Both bikes share the same basic brake system architecture.
Front brakes are notoriously neglected and should be totally rebuilt from the ground up (considering that most of these old bikes have been sitting dormant for decades). Rubber parts dry out, aluminium castings are prone for corrosion in and along with the rear drum, brake friction material begins to flake apart. To
bring your CB450 or CB550 back to factory stopping ability, we have assembled for you a front disc / rear drum overhaul parts bundle. The bundle has every critical system rebuild part needed to do it the job right. Top quality parts with European made brake pads and shoes with return
NOTE: *CB450K3 & K4 use a slightly different brake pad, bleeder screw and lower brake hard line. Make sure to choose the options accordingly.
- Caliper Piston Seal #1002
- Front Disc Pads #1003 or #1039
- Standard Brake Caliper Piston #1161
- Standard Bleeder Screw #1011 or #1025
- New Caliper Body #1024
- Front Brake Light Switch #1031
- Caliper to Lower Brake Hose Hard Line #1122 or #1123
- Lower Rubber Brake Hose #1018
- Upper Rubber Brake Hose (#1021 or #1020)
- Banjo Bolt Crush Washers x 6 #1019
- New Master Cylinder #1034
- Rear Drum Shoes #1015
- Rear Brake Light Switch #3061
Optional Parts @ Discount Prices:
Banjo Bolt x 3 #1032
Installation Tip: Apply a light coat of disc brake caliper grease to the back of each brake pad and to the recesses of the caliper housing itself. Pop off the rotor and sand both sides with some 100 grit sandpaper on a finishing sander to remove the years of glaze on the surface. Master cylinder and lines should be bled prior to attaching to the caliper for final bleeding. Remove, clean and lubricate the caliper swing arm. Use some caliper grease to the pivot points on the rear drum for butter smooth operation. Make sure not to get any grease on the friction surface. If the surface of your drum is rusty, it may need to be sanded or wire brushed.