my front brake is getting low on fluid ive noticed, there is no leak, has anyone had this problem? also if i add fluid will i need to bleed the brakes? and if i get air in my brake lines, what happens?
If its bleed properly, i would not expect it to drop a noticeable amount, true it will drop some tho. Don't quote me on this.On a new bike..wouldnt it be normal for the fluid lvl to drop some as the pads are broken in...i notice that mine also seems lower than when i first got it 5 days ago..after 500 miles it still sits above the lower mark but not by much..there isnt anything leaking anywhere that I can tell....im sure they will check it for my first service later this week ..ill be sure to ask them about it
+1to get the reservoir strait, twist your handlebars fully to the left, and I believe inside the reservoir there is a "full" line if it is not on the window itself.
I believe it should just about hit the top of the window. The thing is if your bike is new and the pads are fresh and the caliper is fully pressed in, you really cant have too much fluid, so just fill it to almost the top before it spills out.
Now if your pads are used and the caliper pistons are out some, you really don't want to fill it to the top, because when you change your pads, it will overflow.
If you really want to be safe, you can open up your caliper and push the pistons all the way in, fill the reservoir to the top and be done with it but this requires some dissemblaly.
Good job. I think i read the turning all the way to the left in the owners manual. Glad your bike is fine!on mine i didnt realize i had to turn the wheel so the reservoir was lvl....the little window is full that way..so i guess im not low after all..plus I had the first service done yesterday and they said they didnt find anything wrong with the bike..all the valves were within tolerance too
As I am in Indonesia, the bike came with the manual in Indonesian. It just said " with the bike standing upright and level", no mention of turning the handle bars all the way left. But looking at the reservoir I figured it had to be level (I admit when I first just stood the bike up and I saw the fluid level down I thought s..t the bike's only a few months old!!) so turning the handle bars to the left makes the reservoir perfectly level.Good job. I think i read the turning all the way to the left in the owners manual. Glad your bike is fine!
Actually, owners manual saysGood job. I think i read the turning all the way to the left in the owners manual. Glad your bike is fine!
Front Brake Fluid Level:
With the motorcycle in an upright position,
check the fluid level. It should be above the
LOWER level mark. If the level is at or
below the LOWER level mark, check the
brake pads for wear (page 100).
Where did you find that one spdklls? Thx.FROM THE SERVICE MANUAL:
Turn the handlebar to left so the reservoir is level and check front brake fluid level thru the glass window..if the level is near the LOWER level line fill with recommended brake fluid.
I got it straight out of the CBR250R SERVICE MANUAL of course.Where did you find that one spdklls? Thx.
Also, can I bleed the breaks by myself? Or do I need to ride to the dealership?