2-54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
When installing the hoses [A], avoid sharp bending, kink-
ing, flattening or twisting, and route the hoses according
to Cable, Wire and Hose Routing section in the Appendix
Fill the brake line after installing the brake hose (see
Brake Fluid Change).
Brake Fluid Change
The procedure to change the front brake fluid is as fol-
lows. Changing the rear brake fluid is almost the same
as for the front brake.
Level the brake fluid reservoir.
Reservoir Cap [A]
Remove the rubber cap from the bleed valve [A] on the
front caliper [B].
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 new brake fluid.
Temporarily install the reservoir cap.
Change the brake fluid as follows:
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.
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