Motorcycle Repair: Replacing the Rear Brake Fluid on a 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650

Motorcycle Repair: Replacing the Rear Brake Fluid on a 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650

**Always follow the instructions in your repair manual when doing repair or maintenance work on a motorcycle. Manuals can be found at the dealer and online.**

DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it attracts and absorbs water. It can absorb water through microscopic seams and through seals in a motorcycle brake system, and can absorb as much water as 2% or its volume per year. When brake fluid absorbs water it lowers the boiling point of the brake fluid, and cause corrosion to develop on brake system components. Lowering the boiling point of brake fluid can easily cause brake system failure on a hot day while riding in conditions that require an increase in braking, and it is important for all motorcyclist to include brake fluid replacement in their normal motorcycle maintenance.

Some motorcycles have dual disc front brakes, ABS and linked brake systems, so the procedure may vary from the procedure in the video. It is important to always consult the repair manual for your motorcycle before attempting any repair work.

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10 thoughts on “Motorcycle Repair: Replacing the Rear Brake Fluid on a 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650

  1. Can we reuse the brake fluid that has been vacuumed out ? I dont have the pump with me but the mechanical way makes me waste more fluid and is extremely tedious.

  2. I watched a few of these videos and they were good, but I understood yours the best. Thanks 😉

  3. good vid, really helpfull. i just wonder why didnt you use the vacum pump to take the fluid out? is it posible? any way, i do not have one those vacums so i have to go manually. thankyou and greetings from colombia

  4. i hope you can do one this great vids to replace the clutch on a klr, you explain the procedures really good and understandable ( does this word exists?)

  5. can i start pump out the old fluid wiith the brake pedal while im start refilling with the new one and avoid the air get in the sistem?

  6. I’ll bet that the vacuum pump and the brake fluid together are as expensive or cheaper than getting this done at a shop.

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