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Bleeding The Brake Line - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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Change the brake fluid as follows:
ORepeal
lhls
operation until fresh brake fluid comes out from the plastic
hose or the
color
of
the
fluid changes.
1. Open the bleed valve
[AJ.
2. Apply the brake lever and hold
It [B].
3 Close the bleed valve
[C).
4. Release
the
brake
lever
[0].
a
Fill
the
reservoir
with fresh specified brake
fluid
NOTE
o
The lIuid level must be checked often during the changing operation
and
fap/en/shed
with (resh brake fluid. "the fluid in the reservoir
funs almost out any time during the changing operation. the brakes
will need to be bled since air will have entered the brake line
.
Remove the
clear
plastic
hose
.
Tighten the
bleed valves, and install
the
rubber caps.
Torque
-
Caliper
Bleed
Valve: 7.8 N-m (0.80 kg·m, 69 in-lb)
Reservoir
Cap Screws: 1.5 N-m (0.15
kg.m,
13In.lb)
.
After changing the fluid, check
the
brake for good braking power, no
brake drag, and no fluid
leakage.
*If
necessary, bleed the
air from the
lines.
Bleeding
the
Brake
Line
The brake fluid has a very
low
compression coeHicient so that almost
aU the movement of
the
brake lever or pedal is transmitted directly
to the
caliper for braking action. Air, however, is easily compressed. When air
enters
the
brake lines,
brake
lever or pedal
movement
will be
partially
used in compressing the air.
This
will
make the
lever or pedal feel
spongy, and there will
be
a loss in braking power
...
WARNING
Be
sure
10 bleed
the air from the brake whenever brake lever or
pedal
action feels soft or spongy, atter the brake fluid Is changed, or
whenever
a
brake line fining has
been loosened lor any
reason.
NOTE
o
The procedure to bleed the front brake line is as follows. Bleeding
the
re8r
brake line is the seme 8S for the front breke
Remove
the reservoir cap, and check that there is plenty of fluid in the
reservoir
.
With the reservoir
cap oH, slowly
pump the
brake
lever
several
times
until
no air
bubbles
can be seen rising up
through
the
fluid
from
the
holes
at
the
bottom
of
the reservoir
.
Attach a clear plastic hose
to
the bleed valve on the caliper, and run
the
other end of the hose into a container
.
Bleed
the brake line
and the
caliper as follows:
o
Repeat thiS
operation until
no
more air can be seen coming out into
the plastic hose.
1.
Pump
the brake lever
until
it
becomes
hard, and apply
the
brake
lever and hold it [A).
2.
QUickly
open and close
the
bleed valve
[81
while holding the
brake lever applied.
3.
Release
the brake lever
[C).
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