2-20 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Check the liquid/vapor separator as follows.
Left Middle Fairing (see Middle Fairing Removal in the
Disconnect the hoses from the separator, and remove the
separator [A] from the motorcycle left side.
Visually inspect the separator for cracks and other dam-
If the separator has any cracks or damage, replace it with
a new one.
To prevent the gasoline from flowing into or out of the
canister, hold the separator perpendicular to the ground.
Check the hoses of the evaporative emission control sys-
tem as follows.
Check that the hoses are securely connected and clips
are in position.
Replace any kinked, deteriorated or damaged hoses.
Route the hoses according to Cable, Wire, and Hose
Routing section in the Appendix chapter.
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kinking,
flattening or twisting, and route the hoses with a minimum
of bending so that the emission flow will not be obstructed.
Engine Top End
Valve Clearance Inspection
Valve clearance must be checked and adjusted when
the engine is cold (at room temperature).
Remove the cylinder head cover (see Cylinder Head
Cover Removal in the Engine Top End chapter).
Remove the timing inspection cap [A] and starter clutch
bolt cap [B] on the starter clutch cover [C].
Using a wrench on the starter clutch bolt [A], turn the
crankshaft clockwise until the line [B] (TDC mark for #1,4
pistons) on the starter clutch is aligned with the notches
[C] in the edge of the timing inspection hole in the starter