Found some new snap ring pliers that could reach into the piston area of the front master cylinder. Still a tight squeeze to get down into that space.
Again, you need to apply a bit of pressure on the piston to get the snap ring out. To help get the pliers down in that space, I pushed the piston in as far as I could and held it down with the blade of a flat screw driver to get my fingers out of the way too and be able to see the ends of the snap ring. With the snap ring removed, the guts come right out and are almost identical to the rear master cylinder.
As you can see in the lower left, I did destroy the rubber piston boot trying to get it out as the first step to get access to the snap ring. No room to get your fingers in there to grab it, so not much choice but to get destructive and snag it to pull it out. Unfortunately the piston boot is not available as an individual component that I could find, so as you can see in the photo above, I have a bag of new parts that will replace all of the parts of the front master cylinder. At $36 for the full OEM replacement parts, it is not too bad for piece of mind with the braking system.
Similar to the rear master cylinder, make sure the brake fluid pressure relief hole is clear before you start putting things back together.
With that, the front and rear brake systems are completely broken down and cleaned up. Time to start putting everything back together so that we can take this bike for a ride.