Kawasaki KX65 Motorcycle User Manual

BRAKES 10-21
Brake Hose
Brake H ose Removal/Installation
Brake fluid quickly ruins painted or plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely wiped
up immediately with watered cloth.
When removing the brake hose, take care not to spill the
brake fluid on the painted or plastic parts.
When removing the brake hose, temporarily secure the
end of the brake hose to some high place to keep fluid
loss to a minimum.
There are washers on each side of the brake hose fitting.
Replace them with new ones when installing.
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kinking,
flattening or twisting, and route the hoses according to
the Cable, Wire and Hose Routing section in the General
Information chapter.
Torque the banjo bolts at the hose fittings.
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo B olts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
Bleed the brake line after installing the brake hose (see
Bleeding the Brake Line).
Brake Hose Inspection
The high pressure inside the brake line can cause fluid to
leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly main-
tained. Bend and twist the rubber hose while examining
Replace it if any cracks [B] or bulges [C] are noticed