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WHEELS, TIRES AND BRAKES
209
BRAKE LINE REPLACEMENT
A brake hose should be replaced whenever it
shows cracks, bulges or other damage. The
deterioration of rubber by ozone and other
atmospheric elements may require hose
replacement every 5 years.
1. Before replacing a brake hose, inspect the
routing of the old hose carefully, noting any
guides and grommets the hose may go through
(Figure 39, Figure 40 and Figure 41).
2. Drain the brake fluid from the system as
described in Brake
Fluid Change
in this
chapter.
3. Disconnect the banjo bolts securing the
hose at either end (Figure 42 and Figure 43)
and remove the hose with its banjo bolts and 2
washers at both ends.
4. Install a new hose. Place a new washer on
each side of each banjo bolt.
5. On models with a rear disc brake. be sure to
route the brake hose through the guide
grommets on the swing arm (Figure 41).
6.
Torque the banjo bolts as specified in
Table
4.
7. Fill the reservoir and bleed the system as
described under Brake System
Bleeding
in this
chapter.
DISC BRAKE
PAD REPLACEMENT
There is no recommended mileage interval
for changing the friction pads in the disc brake.
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