2-38 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
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].
Remove the stopper [D].
Mixing brands and types of brake fluid can reduce
the brake system's effectiveness and cause an ac-
cident resulting in injury or death. Do not mix two
brands of brake fluid. Change the brake fluid in the
brake line completely if the brake fluid must be re-
filled but the type and brand of the brake fluid that
is already in the reservoir are unidentified.
Recommended Disc Brake Fluid
Follow procedure below to install the front/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].
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.
[C] Front Brake Pad
[D] Rear Brake Pad
Pad Lining Thickness
4.0 mm (0.16 in.)
5.0 mm (0.20 in.)
1 mm (0.04 in.)