That said, the brakes were working(-ish), when rolling the XS down the ramp. But as usual with a bike parked up this long it wasn't exactly an act of vanity to overhaul them.
Stainless steel brake piston for longevity and the standard Far Eastern seal kit.
Doesn't look too bad, does it?
With the brake piston removed.
The original piston after cleanup: The small dots are indents,
where rust has eaten away the chrome plating!
I always keep a few sets of used pads handy, when you want to overhaul brakes and then still have to do for example the forkseals or are not sure whether the forks/rear shocks are truly oiltight.
Pretty much my standard brake mastercylinder: 14mm Diversion thingy. Works brilliant and is to be had rather cheaply.
Next time: We'll get started on the subframe.