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Front Brake (Drum Type)

Check operation and adjust free play if necessary 

Adjustment of Drum type Front Brake
  • Measure the distance the front brake lever (1) moves before the brake starts to take hold, this free play (2) should be 10-20 mm measured at the tip of the brake lever.
  • Make free play adjustments by turning the adjusting nut (3) at the front brake arm (4). Make sure the cut out on the adjusting nut is seated on the brake arm pin after making final free play adjustment.
  • Apply the brake several times and check for free wheel rotation when released.
Note

If proper adjustment cannot be obtained by this method, see your nearest Authorized Hero MotoCorp Workshop.

Rear Brake

Adjustment of Drum type Rear Brake
  • Place the two - wheeler on main stand.
  • Measure the distance (1) brake pedal moves before the brake starts to take hold, this free play (2) should be 20 - 30 mm.
  • If adjustment is necessary, turn the rear brake adjusting nut (3). Make sure that the cut out on the adjusting nut is seated on the brake arm pin (4) after the final adjustment has been made.
  • Apply the brake several times and check for free wheel rotation when released.
Note

If proper adjustment cannot be obtained by this method, see your nearest Authorized Hero MotoCorp Workshop.

Brake Wear Indicators For Drum Type Brakes

When the brake is applied, an arrow (1) fixed to the brake arm (2) moves toward a reference mark (3) on the brake panel (4), if the arrow aligns with the reference mark on full application of the brake, the brake shoes must be replaced.

Front Brake(Disc Type)

Check for correct brake fluid level in the master cylinder. The master cylinder or the reservoir is located on the right handle bar

Recommended Brake Fluid:Dot 3 or Dot 4

Ensure that the brake fluid level does not fall below “MIN” mark on the master cylinder, when checked with the master cylinder parallel to the ground. If the brake oil level decreases abruptly, check for the leakages in the brake system and consult your Workshop of Hero Authorized Distributor or the Authorized dealer(s) of the Distributor.

Note

Clean the dirt and mud accumulated between the brake pads and caliper and the disc by using a water jet. Always contact your Workshop of Hero Authorized Distributor or the Authorized dealer(s) of the Distributor for refilling of master cylinder when necessary.

Caution

Do not mix Dot 3 and Dot 4 brake fluids.

Brake Wear Indicators For Disc Type Brakes

Check and examine the wear indicator groove (1) on each pad. If the wear limit groove on either pads reaches the edge of the brake disc then replace the pads.

Brake pad wear depends upon the severity of usage, the type of riding and road conditions. Generally, the pads will wear faster on wet and dirty roads. Inspect the pads at each regular maintenance interval.

Warning

Always apply front and rear brakes simultaneously to avoid skidding of vehicle.