Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation Condi-
For ABS equipped models, remove the air cleaner hous-
ing (see Air Cleaner Housing Removal in the Fuel System
Inspect the brake hoses, pipe 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, pipe (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 (ABS equipped models) 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 (ABS Equipped Models): 18
N·m (1.8 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb)
Inspect the brake hose and pipe routing.
If any brake hose and pipe routing is incorrect, run the
brake hose and pipe according to Cable, Wire, and Hose
Routing section in the Appendix chapter.
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 horizontal by turning the handlebars
when checking brake fluid level.
If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the
reservoir to the upper level line [C].
Torque - Front Brake Reservoir Cap Bolts: 1.5 N·m (0.15
kgf·m, 13 in·lb)
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