Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Tighten the bleed valves, and install the rubber caps.
Torque - Caliper Bleed Valve: 7.8 N·m (0.80 kgf·m, 69 in·lb)
Brake Reservoir Cap Screws: 1.5 N·m (0.15 kgf·m,
After changing the fluid, check the brake for good braking
power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.
If necessary, bleed the air from the lines (see Bleeding
the Brake Line in the Brakes chapter).
Do not mix two brands of fluid. 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 reservoir are unidentified.
Brake Pad Wear Inspection
Remove the brake pad (see Brake Pad Removal in the
Check the lining thickness and condition of the pads in
If either pad is damaged, replace both pads in the caliper
as a set.
If the lining thickness [A] of either pad is less than the
service limit [B], replace both pads in the caliper as a set.
3.8 mm (0.15 in.)
6.4 mm (0.25 in.)
1 mm (0.04 in.)
1 mm (0.04 in.)
Brake Master Cylinder Cup and Dust Cover
Remove the front master cylinder (see Front Master Cylin-
der Removal in the Brakes chapter).
Remove the reservoir cap and diaphragm, and pour the
brake fluid into a container.
Unscrew the locknut and pivot bolt, and remove the brake
Pull the dust cover [A] out of place, and remove the circlip
Special Tool - Inside Circlip Pliers: 57001-143
Remove the washer [C].
Pull out the piston [D], secondary cup [E], primary cup [F],
and return spring [G].
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