Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Brake Pad Wear Inspection
Remove the brake pads (see Front/Rear Brake Pad Re-
moval in the Brakes chapter).
Check the lining thickness [A] of the pads in each caliper.
If the lining thickness of either pad is less than the service
limit [B], replace both pads in the caliper as a set.
As for the K-ACT ABS equipped models, the degree of
wear of the front brake pad differs between the right and
left calipers. Be sure to inspect both front brake pads in
the right and left calipers for wear at the same time.
Pad Lining Thickness
4.0 mm (0.16 in.)
7.0 mm (0.28 in.)
Service Limit: 1 mm (0.04 in.)
Brake Light Switch Operation Inspection
Turn on the ignition switch.
The brake light [A] should go on when the brake lever is
applied or after the brake pedal is depressed about 10
mm (0.39 in.).
If it does not, adjust the brake light switch.
While holding the switch body, turn the adjusting nut to
adjust the switch.
Switch Body [A]
Adjusting Nut [B]
Light sooner as the body rises [C]
Light later as the body lowers [D]
To avoid damaging the electrical connections in-
side the switch, be sure that the switch body does
not turn during adjustment.
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