Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Repeat this operation until fresh brake fluid comes out
from the plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.
Open the bleed valve [A].
Pump the brake lever and hold it [B].
Close the bleed valve [C].
Release the brake lever [D].
Front Brake: Repeat the above steps for other caliper.
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Install the reservoir cap.
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
fluid reservoir body [A].
Tighten the bleed valves, and install the rubber caps.
Torque - Caliper Bleed Valves: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)
For the rear brake caliper [A], change the brake fluid for
two bleed valves [B].
After changing the fluid, check the brake for good braking
power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.
If necessary, bleed the air from the lines (see Brake Line
Bleeding in the Brakes chapter).
Front Brake Reservoir Cap Screws: 1.5 N·m (0.15
kgf·m, 13 in·lb)
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