KIBS (Equipped Models)
KIBS Servicing Precautions
There are a number of important precautions that should
be followed servicing the KIBS.
This KIBS is designed to be used with a 12 V sealed bat-
tery as its power source. Do not use any other battery
except for a 12 V sealed battery as a power source.
Do not reverse the battery cable connections. This will
damage the KIBS hydraulic unit.
To prevent damage to the KIBS parts, do not discon-
nect the battery cables or any other electrical connections
when the ignition switch is on or while the engine is run-
Take care not to short the leads that are directly con-
nected to the battery positive (+) terminal to the chassis
Do not turn the ignition switch on while any of the KIBS
electrical connectors are disconnected. The KIBS hy-
draulic unit memorizes service codes.
Do not spray water on the electrical parts, KIBS parts,
connectors, leads and wiring.
If a transceiver is installed on the motorcycle, make sure
that the operation of the KIBS is not influenced by electric
wave radiated from the antenna. Locate the antenna as
far as possible away from the KIBS hydraulic unit.
Whenever the KIBS electrical connections are to be dis-
connected, first turn off the ignition switch.
The KIBS parts should never be struck sharply, as with
a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface. Such a
shock to the parts can damage them.
The KIBS parts cannot be disassembled. Even if a fault
is found, do not try to disassemble and repair the KIBS
parts, replace it.
The KIBS has many brake lines, pipes, and leads. And
the KIBS cannot detect problems with the conventional
braking system (brake disc wear, unevenly worn brake
pad, and other mechanical faults). To prevent trouble,
check the brake lines and pipes for correct routing and
connection, the wiring for correct routing, and the brakes
for proper braking power. Be sure to check for fluid leak-
age, and bleed the brake line thoroughly.
Air in the brake lines diminish braking performance
and can cause an accident resulting in injury or
death. If any of the brake line fittings, including the
KIBS hydraulic unit joint nuts, or the bleed valve is
opened at any time, the air must be bled completely
from the brake line. If the brake lever has a soft
or "spongy" feeling mushy when it is applied, there
might be air in the brake lines or the brake may be
defective. Do not operate the vehicle and service
the brake system immediately.
Do not ride the motorcycle with air in the brake line,
or the KIBS could malfunction.