2-34 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Brake Pad Wear Inspection
Check the lining thickness [A] of the pads in each caliper.
Pad Lining Thickness
4.5 mm (0.18 in.)
5.0 mm (0.20 in.)
Service Limit: 1 mm (0.04 in.)
If the lining thickness of either pad is less than the service
limit [B], replace both pads in the caliper as a set.
Brake Operation Inspection
Inspect the operation of the front and rear brake by run-
ning the vehicle on the dry road.
If the brake operation is insufficient, inspect the brake sys-
When test riding the vehicle, be aware of surround-
ing traffic for your safety.
Brake Light Switch Operation Inspection
Turn the ignition switch to ON.
The brake light [A] should go on when the brake lever is
applied or after the brake pedal is depressed about 10
mm (0.39 in.).
If it does not, adjust the brake light switch.
Remove the right frame cover (see Frame Cover Removal
in the Frame chapter).
While holding the switch body [A], turn the adjusting nut
[B] to adjust the switch.
Light sooner as the body rises [C]
Light later as the body lowers [D]
To avoid damaging the electrical connections in-
side the switch, be sure that the switch body does
not turn during adjustment.