2-48 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Banjo Bolt [A]
Brake Hose [C]
There are washers on each side of the brake hose fitting.
Replace them with new ones when installing.
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kink-
ing, flatting or twisting, and route 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 rear master cylinder.
Fill the brake line after installing the brake hose (see
Brake Fluid Change).
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 necessary, repair any damage.
If roughness, binding, or noise is found, check the tightness
of the fork oil level and fork mount.
Nick or rust damage can sometimes be repaired by using
a wet-stone to remove sharp edges or raised areas which
cause seal damage.
If the damage is not repairable, replace the inner tube.
Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal,
replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is repaired
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 (each fork leg)
Loosen the upper front fork clamp bolts [A].