Brake fluid absorbs water and loses its effectiveness. Change brake fluid before the water content level reaches the 3% mark. Even when brake fluid is old, the brakes function normally before the brake fluid reaches its boiling point. Brakes become dangerous and ineffective without a change of brake fluid. Brakes can stop working, and this can be fatal on the road. Every one to two years, it is essential to change brake fluid. Racers change their brake fluid every 20 hours. It is crucial to learn how to change brake fluid. The following is a step-by-step process of changing brake fluid.
Gather brake fluid changing equipment
Ensure that the right changing oil is available. Consult the bike manual or the cap to the reservoir to know the type of fluid for the motorcycle. Assemble tools to change the fluid and a container for the used oil. Use gloves since brake fluid is very corrosive.
Inspect the brake system
Switch off the engine twenty to thirty minutes before changing the brake fluid. Allowing the engine to rest ensures that oil is back to the bottom. In changing the brake fluid, check the entire brake system to look out for worn-out brake pads, or corrosion of the brake pin. After assessing the condition of the brake system and replacing worn-out parts, bleed the brake fluid.
Bleed the brake fluid
Use a container and pipe to remove the oil. It is essential to leave some brake oil to avoid air getting in the circuit.
Add fresh brake oil
If bleeding is complete and no oil is in the reservoir, use a syringe to inject new liquid to avoid air bubbles in the circuit. Ensure that while adding oil into the master reservoir, there are no air bubbles. Put brake fluid up to the marker and screw the lid back.
Keep the motorcycle in good shape and be safe on the road by changing the brake fluid regularly.