7-8 ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEM
Engine Oil and Oil Filter
Because of the semi-dry sump lubrication system, the en-
gine oil level indicated on the dipstick will fluctuate depend-
ing on the motorcycle's position and engine speed when the
engine is shut off. To ensure a proper reading of the engine
oil level, follow the Oil Level Inspection procedures closely.
Vehicle operation with insufficient, deteriorated,
or contaminated engine oil will cause accelerated
wear and may result in engine seizure, accident,
and injury. Check the oil level before each use and
change the oil and filter according to the periodic
Oil Level Inspection
If the oil has just been changed or the oil temperature is
low, start the engine and warm it up thoroughly until the oil
temperature in the transmission room goes up about 50°C
(122°F). Depending on the atmospheric temperature, the
idle time may be changed according to the following table.
4°C (40 °F)
*: During this time the auxiliary cooling fan may be acti-
vated several times.
Run the engine at idle speed for about 30 seconds or
more. Do not run the engine at high engine speed.
This fills the oil filter with oil. Stop the engine, then wait 3
minutes or more until the oil settles.
Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical.
Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick [A], wipe it dry and thread
in the oil filler cap/dipstick fully clockwise then remove
again to check the oil level.
Check that the engine oil level is between the H (High) [B]
and L (Low) [C] levels on the dip stick.
Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the
Idle Time (minutes)*