2-36 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
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 handlebar
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].
Follow the procedure below to install the reservoir cap
First, tighten the reservoir cap [B] clockwise [C] by hand
until the resistance is felt fully; then, tighten the cap an
additional 1/6 turn [D] while holding the brake fluid reser-
voir [A] body.
Change the brake fluid in the brake line completely
if the brake fluid must be refilled but the type and
brand of the brake fluid that is already in the reser-
voir are unidentified. After changing the fluid, use
only the same type and brand of fluid thereafter.
Recommended Disc Brake Fluid
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.
Pad Lining Thickness
4.0 mm (0.16 in.)
5.0 mm (0.20 in.)
Service Limit: 1 mm (0.04 in.)