Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation
For K-ACT ABS equipped models; note the following.
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System
Right Side Cover (see Side Cover Removal in the Frame
Right Saddlebag (see Saddlebag Removal in the Frame
Inspect the brake hoses, pipes and fittings for deteriora-
tion, cracks and signs of leakage.
The high pressure inside the brake line can cause fluid to
leak [A] or the hose, pipes (K-ACT ABS equipped models)
to burst if the line is not properly maintained. Bend and
twist the rubber hose while examining it.
Replace the hose and pipe (K-ACT ABS equipped mod-
els) if any crack [B], bulge [C] or leakage is noticed.
Tighten any brake hose banjo bolts and brake pipe joint
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
Brake Pipe Joint Nuts: 18 N·m (1.8 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb)
Inspect the brake hose routing.
If any brake hose and pipe (K-ACT ABS equipped mod-
els) routing is incorrect, run the brake hose and pipe ac-
cording to Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the
Brake Operation Inspection
Inspect the operation of the front and rear brake by run-
ning the vehicle on the dry road.
If the brake operation is insufficiency, inspect the brake
When test riding the vehicle, be aware of surround-
ing traffic for your safety.
Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Check that the brake fluid level in the front brake reservoir
[A] is above the lower level line [B].
Hold the reservoir horizontally by turning the handlebar
when checking brake fluid level.
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