Remove the rubber cap [A] from the bleed valve on the
Attach a clear plastic hose [B] to the bleed valve, and run
the other end of the hose into a container.
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 lever until it becomes hard, and apply
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 lever 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.
on painted surfaces and plastic parts will quickly
damage 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.
Brake Reservoir Cap
Torque - Brake Reservoir Cap Screws: 1.6 N·m (0.16 kgf·m,
Tighten the bleed valve, and install the rubber cap.
Torque - Bleed Valve: 5.4 N·m (0.55 kgf·m, 48 in·lb)
Check the fluid level (see Brake Fluid Level Inspection in
the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
After bleeding is done, check the brake for good braking
power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.
Brake fluid spilt