2-36 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clutch Hose Damage and Installation Condition Inspec-
Inspect the clutch hose and fittings for deterioration,
cracks, corrosion and signs of leakage.
The high pressure inside the clutch line can cause fluid
to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly
maintained. Bend and twist the rubber hose while exam-
Replace it if any fraying, cracks [B] or bulges [C] are no-
Check that the hose is securely connected and banjo bolts
are tightened correctly.
Torque - Clutch Hose Banjo Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
Inspect the clutch hose routing.
If the clutch hose routing is incorrect, run the hose ac-
cording to Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the
Replace the hose if the hose been sharply bent or kinked.
Clutch Operation Inspection
Start the engine and check that the clutch does not slip
and that it releases properly.
If the clutch operation is insufficiency, inspect the clutch
When test riding the vehicle, be aware of surround-
ing traffic for your safety.
Clutch Fluid Level Inspection
Hold the clutch fluid reservoir [A] horizontal.
Check that the clutch fluid level of the clutch reservoir is
between the MIN [B] and the MAX [C] level lines.
Clutch fluid quickly damages painted plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely
washed away immediately.
If the fluid level is lower than the MIN level line, fill the
reservoir to the MAX level line in the reservoir.
Since the clutch fluid is the same as the brake fluid, refer
to the Brake Fluid section in the Brakes chapter for further
Mixing brands and types of hydraulic fluid lowers
the fluid's boiling point, cause rubber part to de-
teriorate and can reduce the hydraulic clutch sys-
tem's effectiveness and cause an accident resulting
in injury or death. Do not mix two brands of brake
fluid. Change the fluid in the hydraulic clutch sys-
tem completely if the fluid must be refilled but the
type and brand of the hydraulic fluid that is already
in the reservoir are unidentified.