Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the front/rear brake hose banjo bolts [A] and
Replace the washers with new ones.
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.
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kink-
ing, flattening or twisting, and run the hoses according to
Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Bleed the brake line after installing the brake hose (see
Brake Line Bleeding in the Brakes chapter).
Front Fork Inspection
Visually inspect the front fork for oil leakage, scoring or
scratches on the outer surface of the inner tubes [A].
Holding the brake lever, pump the front fork back and forth
manually to check for smooth operation.
If the fork shown damages or oil leak, replace the dam-
If the fork rattles, inspect the oil level or tightening torque.
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.
Front Fork Oil Change
Remove the number plate (see Number Plate Removal in
the Frame chapter).
Loosen the front fork top plug [A].
Remove the front forks (see Front Fork Removal in the
Thoroughly clean the fork before disassembly.
Be careful not scratch the inner tube and not to
damage the dust seal.
Avoid scratching or damaging the inner tube or the
dust seal. Use a mild detergent and sponge out dirt
with plenty of water.
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