Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Installing the rear brake master cylinder

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Rear brake / Installing the rear brake master cylinder

1. Install:

  • Copper washers "1"

  • Brake hose "2"
  • Rear brake light switch "3"

WARNING

Proper brake hose routing is essential to insure safe vehicle operation. Refer to "CABLE ROUTING" on page 2-33.

CAUTION:

When installing the brake hose onto the brake master cylinder, make sure the brake pipe touches the projection "a" as shown.

Installing the rear brake master cylinder


2. Fill:

  • Brake fluid reservoir (with the specified amount of the recommended brake fluid)

WARNING
  • Use only the designated brake fluid. Other brake fluids may cause the rubber seals to deteriorate, causing leakage and poor brake performance.
  • Refill with the same type of brake fluid that is already in the system. Mixing brake fluids may result in a harmful chemical reaction, leading to poor brake performance.
  • When refilling, be careful that water does not enter the brake fluid reservoir. Water will significantly lower the boiling point of the brake fluid and could cause vapor lock.
CAUTION:

Brake fluid may damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Therefore, always clean up any spilt brake fluid immediately.

3. Bleed:

  • Brake system Refer to "BLEEDING THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM" on page 3-20.

4. Check:

  • Brake fluid level Below the minimum level mark "a"
    Add the recommended brake fluid to the proper level.

    Refer to "CHECKING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL" on page 3-18.

Installing the rear brake master cylinder


5. Check:

  • Brake pedal operation Soft or spongy feeling Bleed
    the brake system.

    Refer to "BLEEDING THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM" on page 3-20.

6. Adjust:

  • Brake pedal position Refer to "ADJUSTING THE REAR DISC BRAKE" on page 3-18.

    Assembling the rear brake master cylinder
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