2-60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the rubber cap from the bleed valve [A] on the
Attach a clear plastic hose [C] to the bleed valve, and run
the other end of the hose into a container.
Fill the reservoir with fresh specified brake fluid.
For the rear brake caliper [A], change the brake fluid for
two bleed valves [B].
Change the brake fluid as follows.
Repeat this operation until fresh brake fluid comes out
from the plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.
1. Open the bleed valve [A].
2. Apply the brake and hold it [B].
3. Close the bleed valve [C].
4. Release the brake [D].
The fluid level must be checked often during the chang-
ing operation and replenished with fresh brake fluid. If
the fluid in the reservoir runs out any time during the
changing operation, the brakes will need to be bled
since air will have entered the brake line.
Front Brake: Repeat the above steps for the other
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Torque - Front Brake Reservoir Cap Screws: 1.5 N·m (0.15
kgf·m, 13 in·lb)
Tighten the bleed valves, and install the rubber caps.
Torque - Bleed Valves: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)