Bleed the brake line and the caliper.
Repeat this operation until no more air can be seen com-
ing out into the plastic hose.
1. Pump the brake pedal until it becomes hard, and ap-
ply the brake and hold it [A].
2. Quickly open and close [B] the bleed valve while hold-
ing the brake applied.
3. Release the brake [C].
After pumping the brake pedal several times, re-
leasing it without opening and closing of the bleed
valve may cause brake fluid to be blown back from
the master cylinder reservoir. Brake fluid spilt on
painted surface and plastic parts will quickly dam-
age them. Be sure to open and close the bleed
The fluid level must be checked often during the bleed-
ing operation and replenished with fresh brake fluid as
necessary. If the fluid in the reservoir runs completely
out any time during bleeding, the bleeding operation
must be done over again from the beginning since air
will have entered the line.
Tap the brake hose lightly from the caliper to the reser-
voir for more complete bleeding.
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Tighten the bleed valve, and install the rubber cap.
Torque - Bleed Valve: 14 N·m (1.4 kgf·m, 10 ft·lb)
Rear Brake Fluid Cap
Follow the procedure below to install the rear brake fluid
reservoir cap correctly.
First, tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap [A] clockwise
[B] by hand until slight resistance is felt indicating that the
cap is seated on the reservoir body [C], then tighten the
cap an additional 1/6 turn [D] while holding the brake fluid
Install the stopper, and tighten the bolt securely.
Install the rear caliper (see Rear Caliper Installation).
Check the fluid level (see Brake Fluid Level Inspection in
the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
After bleeding is done, check the brake for good braking
power, no brake drag, and no fluid leakage.