Bleed the brake line and the caliper.
Repeat this operation until no more air can be seen com-
ing out into the plastic hose.
1. Pump the brake lever until it becomes hard, and apply
the brake lever and hold it [A].
2. Quickly open and close [B] the bleed valve while holding
the brake lever applied.
3. Release the brake lever [C].
The fluid level must be checked often during the bleed-
ing operation and replenished with fresh brake fluid as
necessary. If the fluid in the reservoir runs completely
out any time during bleeding, the bleeding operation
must be done over again from the beginning since air
will have entered the line.
Tap the brake hose lightly from the caliper to the reser-
voir for more complete bleeding.
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Install the diaphragm and reservoir cap.
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
fluid reservoir body [A].
For the rear brake caliper [A], bleed the brake line for
two bleed valves [B].
Tighten the bleed valves, and install the rubber cap.
Torque - Bleed Valves: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)
Check the fluid level (see Brake Fluid Level Inspection in
the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
After bleeding is done, check the brake for good braking
power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.