Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chap-
Check that the brake fluid level in the rear brake fluid
reservoir [A] is above the lower level line [B].
If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the
reservoir to the upper level line [C].
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 [C], then tighten the
cap an additional 1/6 turn [D] while holding the brake fluid
Brake Fluid Change
The procedure to change the front brake fluid is as fol-
lows. Changing the rear brake fluid is the same as for
the front brake.
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 clear plastic hose [B] to the bleed valve, and run
the other end of the hose into a container.
Fill the reservoir with fresh specified brake fluid.
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