After completing repairs or bleeding the system, always test motorcycle brakes at low speed. If brakes are not operating properly or braking efficiency is poor, testing at high speeds could result in death or serious injury.

10. Test brake system.

a. Turn ignition switch ON. Pump brake hand lever to verify operation of brake lamp.

b. Test ride motorcycle. If the brakes feel spongy, bleed the system again. See 1.9 BLEEDING BRAKES.


A sight glass enables the rider to visually check the brake fluid level without removing the master cylinder cover. When the reservoir is full, the sight glass is dark. /\s the fluid level drops, the glass lightens up to indicate this condition to the rider.

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