In the not too distant future electric vehicles will be the majority on roadways around the world. To get a glimpse of what this means for us motorcyclists I picked up a 2015 Zero S. I’ll admit, I’m afraid of change when it comes to vehicles leaving the glorious sounds and smells of internal combustion for clean and quiet electric motors. While I’m in no hurry to get an electric car, being a motorcycle enthusiast compels me to at least try out the future of our beloved machines. The Zero S I picked up is certainly not a bike of the future design wise, it’s actually a design thats been on the market quite awhile in pretty much the same form with only battery and motor updates for the most part. This of course changed this year with their new redesigned models being released so I will probably need to test ride one of those soon.
Once at the shop, the Zero was steam cleaned to remove the layers of dust and degrease the bottom of the motorcycle. After the clean up it was time to get those brakes working. As you can see in the pictures it was looking like syrup. Not the good 100% maple syrup, but some of that diabetes causing McDonalds type syrup. A full flush of the front and rear master cylinders followed by a good bleed and top off with fresh fluid.