Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Check that the brake fluid level in the rear brake reservoir
[A] is above the lower level line [B].
If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the
reservoir to the upper level line [C].
Do not mix two brands of fluid. Change the brake
fluid in the brake line completely if the brake fluid
must be refilled but the type and brand of the brake
fluid that is already in the reservoir are unidentified.
After changing the fluid, use only the same type and
brand of fluid thereafter.
Install the front brake reservoir cap, and tighten the
Torque - Front Brake Reservoir Cap Screws: 1.5 N·m (0.15
kgf·m, 13 in·lb)
Follow the procedure below to install the rear brake fluid
reservoir cap correctly.
First, tighten the rear brake fluid reservoir cap [B] clock-
wise [C] by hand until slight resistance is felt indicating
that the cap is seated on the reservoir body, then tighten
the cap an additional 1/6 turn [D] while holding the brake
reservoir body [A].
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.
Pad Lining Thickness
4.5 mm (0.18 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 lights [A] should go on when the brake lever
is applied or after the brake pedal is depressed about 10
mm (0.39 in.).
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