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Brake Hose; Brake Hose Inspection; Brake Hose Replacement - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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11-16 BRAKES

Brake Hose

Brake Hose Inspection

Inspect the brake hose and fittings for deterioration,
cracks and signs of leakage.
The high pressure inside the brake line can cause fluid
to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly
Bend and twist the rubber hose while examining it.
Replace it if any cracks [B] or bulges [C] are noticed.

Brake Hose Replacement

Brake fluid quickly ruins painted or plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely wiped
up immediately with wet cloth.
When removing the brake hose, take care not to spill the
brake fluid on the painted or plastic parts.
When removing the brake hose, temporarily secure the
end of the brake hose to some high place to keep fluid
loss to a minimum.
There are washers on each side of the brake hose fitting.
Replace them with new ones when installing.
When installing the hose, avoid sharp bending, kinking,
flattening or twisting, and route the hose according to
Hose Routing section in Appendix chapter.
Tighten the banjo bolts to the specified torque.
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo bolts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25
Bleed the brake line after installing the brake hose.


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  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens