To avoid leakage, verify that the washers, banjo bolt, brake line and caliper bore are completely clean.

2. Lubricate new steel/rubber washers with D.O.T. 5 SILICONE BRAKE FLUID. Connect brake line to caliper using two new washers and banjo bolt. Tighten to 23-31 Nm (17-23 ft-lbs).

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.

9. Test brake system.

a. Turn ignition switch ON. Pump brake foot pedal to verify operation of brake lamp.

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


Avoid making hard stops for the first 100 miles (160 km). This allows the new pads to become conditioned to the brake discs.

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