Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation
For ABS equipped models; note the following.
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal 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, pipes (ABS equipped models) to
burst if the line is not properly maintained. Bend and twist
the rubber hose while examining it.
Replace the hose and pipe (ABS equipped models) 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 (ABS Equipped Models): 18
N·m (1.8 kgf·m, 13 ft·lb)
Inspect the brake hose routing.
If any brake hose routing is incorrect, route the brake hose
according to Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the
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 inspecting by running the vehicle, note a
surrounding traffic situation enough in the place of
Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Check that the brake fluid level in the front brake reservoir
[A] is above the lower level line [B].
Hold the reservoir horizontal by turning the handlebar
when checking brake fluid level.
If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, fill the
reservoir to the upper level line [C].
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