Brake Light Timing Adjustment
Brake light timing is adjusted by changing the position of
the rear brake light switch.
Adjust the position of the switch so that the brake light
goes on after the specified pedal travel by turning the ad-
justing nut [A].
To avoid damaging the electrical connections in-
side the switch, be sure that the switch body does
not turn during adjustment.
Caliper Piston Seal and Dust Seal Replacement
Refer to the Calipers section in the Brakes chapter for
Caliper Piston/Dust Seals Replacement.
Brake Master Cylinder Cup and Dust Seal
Refer to the Master Cylinder section in the Brakes chapter
for Brake/Master Cylinder Cup and Dust Seal Replace-
Brake Fluid Check
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].
Check that the brake fluid level in the rear brake reservoir
[A] is above the lower level [B].
If the fluid level is lower than the lower level line, remove
the fuel tank and fill the reservoir to the upper level line
Change the brake fluid in the brake line completely
if the brake fluid must be refilled but the type and
brand of the brake fluid that is already in the reser-
voir are unidentified. After changing the fluid, use
only the same type and brand of fluid thereafter.
Recommended Disc 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.
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