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Brake Hose; Brake Hose Inspection - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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10-16 BRAKES
Brake
Hose:
Brake Hose
Removal/Installation
Notes
-
When removing
the
brake
hose,
take care
not
to spill
the brake fluid
on
the
frame or other painted
parts.
-
When removing
the brake
nose,
temporari ly secure
the end of the
brake
hose to some
high
place to
keep
fluid loss to
a
minimum.
CAUTION
Brake
fluid quickly
ruins
painted or
plated
surfaces;
any spilled fluid should
be
completefy
wiped
up
im-
mediatety with
8
damp
cloth.
-
There is a flat washer
on each side
of the brake hose
fitting.
Replace them
with
new ones
when installing it
-
When installing
the
hoses,
avoid
sharp bending,
kink-
ing, flattening
or
twisting. and route the
hoses
accord-
ing to
the Hose
Routing
section
in the General
Information
chapter.
-
Tighten the banjo
bolts at
the
hose fittings to the
specified
torque.
Togtttening
T"""""
25N-m (2.S kg..."
.
18 ft-IJ)
-
Change the
brake fluid
and
bleed the brake line after
installing
the
brake
hose (see
Bleeding the Brake
li
ne~
Brake Hose Inspection
The high pressure inside the brake line
can
cause
fluid to
leak
or
the hose
to burst
if
the
line is not
properly
maintained.
Bend
and twist
the
rubber
hose
while
examining it
*
Replace
it
if any
cracks or
bulges
are
noticed.

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