2-48 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Check that the brake fluid level in the rear brake reservoir
[A] is above the lower level line [B].
Brake fluid quickly damages painted plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely
washed away immediately.
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 the procedure below to install the rear brake fluid
reservoir cap correctly.
First, tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap [A] clockwise
[B] 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 [C] while holding the brake fluid
reservoir body [D].
Install the stopper and tighten the screw.
Brake Fluid Change
Level the brake fluid reservoir.
Remove the reservoir cap, diaphragm plate and di-
Remove the rubber cap [A] from the bleed valve on the
Attach a wrench [B] and a clear plastic hose [C] to the
bleed valve, and run the other end of the hose into a con-
Fill the reservoir with fresh specified brake fluid.