Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hendersonville, NC, USA
Your dealer should be b-slapped. The inside resevoir is (someone will know soon in a post), I believe, the front brake resevoir. (The resevoir at the lever is only there to add pressure to a piston at the ABS pump. It's level doesn't directly affect the braking on the bike. BUT - if the resevoir that is "empty" is the one at the rear tire, then it could cause a very bad accident. You won't just lose servo-assisted brakes if the level drops; you'll lose ALL braking. NADA. Zip. (But your rear brake will still work, Different resevoir). Remove the side cover (one screw on the side under the front edge of the seat, one under the middle of the saddlebag rack, and one on top rear of the cover. If you're gentle, you can get the cover off without removing the saddlebag mount. Find a wrench that fits the top of the resevoir (19mm? -- or a small and rare metric adjustable), remove the resevoir cap and add some DOT 4 fluid. A turkey baster works well for doing this. Any grocery store should have one.
I wouldn't ride the bike until you have the fluid level corrected. Afterwards, I'd ride to the dealer and tell them they need to learn some basics before they kill somebody.