2-44 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation Condi-
For ZX1000S, remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Re-
moval in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter).
Inspect the brake hoses, pipes and fittings for deteriora-
tion, cracks and signs of leakage.
The high pressure inside the brake line can cause fluid to
leak [A] or the hose, pipe to burst if the line is not properly
maintained. Bend and twist the rubber hose while exam-
Replace the hose and pipe if any crack [B], bulge [C] or
leakage is noticed.
Tighten any brake hose banjo bolts and brake pipe joint
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
Brake Pipe Joint Nuts: 18 N·m (1.8 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb)
Inspect the brake hose and pipe routing.
If any brake hose and pipe routing is incorrect, run the
brake hose and pipe according to Cable, Wire, and Hose
Routing section in the Appendix chapter.
Brake Operation Inspection
Inspect the operation of the front and rear brake by run-
ning the vehicle on the dry road.
If the brake operation is insufficiency, inspect the brake
When test riding the vehicle, be aware of surround-
ing traffic for your safety.
Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Check that the brake fluid level in the front brake reservoir
[A] is above the MIN level line [B].
Hold the reservoir horizontal by turning the handlebar
when checking brake fluid level.
If the fluid level is lower than the MIN level line, fill the
reservoir to the MAX level line [C].
Torque - Front Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap Screws: 0.70 N·m
(0.07 kgf·m, 6.2 in·lb)