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ADJUSTM ENT --CHASSIS
-Check
to
see that both adjusting sleeves are turned
to
the same relative position
.
I
WARNING
II!
.the y are not
adj~s~ed
to
th~ ~ame
po-
,. ____ I.
sltlon,
an unsafe
riding
condition
may
result.
BRAKES AND BRAKE
LIGHT
SWITCHES
Front Brake and
Front
Brake
Light
Switch
Disc and disc pad wear is automatically compensated
for
and has no effect on the
brake
lever action. There
are no parts that require adjustment on the front
brake.
However if the brake lever has a soft or "spongy" feeling,
check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder and
bleed the air from the brake line (Pg. 221
).
The front brake
light
switch, mounted on the front
master cylinder, operates mechanically and is nonadjust-
able.
Rear Brake and Rear Brake Light Switch
Disc and
disc pad wear
is
automatically compensated
for and has no
effect
on brake pedal action. However,
the brake pedal may occasionally require adjustment
due to wear inside the pedal assembly itself, or in case
of
disassembly.
Excessive play must be taken up to
keep the braking action lag time to a minimum, but
enough play must be left to ensure a full bra king stroke.
NOTE:
Check the brake fluid level in accordance with
the
Periodic
Maintenance Chart (Pg. 10).
Before
adjust-
ing
the
brakes,
be sure that air is bled from the brake
lines (Pg. 221).
The rear brake light switch, activated by a lever
mounted to the master cylinder push rod,
requires
periodic adjustment to compensate for any change of
the push rod position.
Rear Brake Pedal Position, Pedal Play, and
Rear Brake Light Switch
To check the brake pedal position:
.When
the brake
pedal
is in its rest
position,
it shou Id
be 0
-
30 mm lower than the top of the footpeg.
A.O-30mm
To check the brake pedal play:
-The
brake pedal should
have
8 - 10
mm of
free
play
from the rest
position before
the
push
rod contacts
the master cylinder piston.
I
WARNING
I
Lack of free play may .cause
t~e
brake
..,. _ _ _ _ •• pads to drag on the diSC causing heat
build-up, possible brake lock-up and
loss
of control.
Brake Pedal Free Play
1.
Master Cylinder
6.
Lever
2.
Piston
7. Lever Locknut
3.
Brake Pedal
8. Push Rod Locknut
4.
Brake Light Switch
9.
Pedal
Adjusting
Bolt
5.
Push Rod
10. Locknut
To check the brake light switch:
-Check
the operation
of
the switch
by
turning
on
the
ignition
switch and
depressing the brake pedal. The
brake
light should go
on
after
about 15 mm of pedal
travel.
To adjust the brake pedal position, brake pedal play,
and brake light switch:
Adjust as follows:
-Remove
the two
bolts
and nut, and take
off
the
mount-
ing bracket.
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