Remove the rear caliper with the hose installed (see Rear
Face the bleed valve upward.
Remove the rubber cap from the bleed valve on the rear
Attach a clear plastic hose [A] to the bleed valve, and run
the other end of the hose into a container.
Install the suitable plate [B] between the brake pads.
Rear Brake Disc Thickness (For Reference):
5 mm (0.2 in.)
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 pedal until it becomes hard, and ap-
ply the brake and hold it [A].
2. Quickly open and close [B] the bleed valve while hold-
ing the brake applied.
3. Release the brake [C].
After pumping the brake pedal several times, re-
leasing it without opening and closing of the bleed
valve may cause brake fluid to be blown back from
the master cylinder reservoir. Brake fluid spilt on
painted surface and plastic parts will quickly dam-
age them. Be sure to open and close the bleed
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.
Tighten the bleed valve, and install the rubber cap.
Torque - Rear Caliper Bleed Valves: 16 N·m (1.6 kgf·m, 12
Rear Brake Fluid Cap