BEFORE EVERY RIDE MAKE FOLLOWING CHECKS
Before each ride, to prevent accidents or failures during ride,
make sure to go through following list.
1. Check all fluids
A. Engine-transmission oil level
B. fuel level
C. coolant level
Make sure all caps are properly adjusted.
WARNING*: Don't remove radiator cap
2. Check all controls
A. Throttle handgrip
B. Clutch lever
Make sure cables are not damaged and turn smoothly.
3. Check brakes
Look for brake fluid leaks and worn hoses. Check for proper
4. Check suspensions
Compress fork and rear suspensions. Look for oil leaks and
ensure proper functioning.
5. Check wheels
Check spokes and look for worn bearings.
Check rims and tyres.
Check tyre pressure.
6. Check chain rollers and sprockets
Check wear on chain rollers and sprockets
Ensure chain is correctly adjusted and lubricated.
7. Check air filter and intake system
Check that air filter is clean
Check all rubber connections and clamps.
8. Check exhaust system
Check hook up, look for cracks
9. Check torque
A. Spark plug (see page 34).
B. General check of torque
10. Check steering action
Check bearing play.
11. Check the electric system (TE- SMR).
Start the engine and check that the front and rear lamps, the
stop light, the turn signals the cluster warning lights and the
horn are working correctly.
WARNING*: Failure to perform these checks
every day before you ride may result in
serous damage or a severe accident.
Before using the motorcycle for sporting activities run in the en-
gine for two hours at least to increase the life and the perfor-
mance of the engine.
During the first half-hour of driving we advise keeping a low
speed and avoiding sudden accelerations. Never open the throt-
Change the oil and carry out all the necessary maintenance oper-
ations. After the first half-hour of driving, lightly increase the rev
number, but never run the engine at full throttle. Never keep low
speeds when the high gears are inserted.
Slowly drive the motorcycle for two hours before using it for
CHECKS WHILE RUNNING IN
- SPOKE TENSION OF WHEELS (see page 67);
- TIGHTENING OF WHEELS;
- FORK PIN TIGHTENING;
- CHAIN ADJUSTMENT (see page 47);
- STEERING BEARING PLAY (see page 36);
- HANDLEBAR TIGHTENING;
- ENGINE GRIP TO FRAME;
- SUCTION FITTING GRIP;
- HEAD AND CYLINDER NUTS GRIP;
(see page 76)
OFTEN CHECK THE BATTERY CHARGE CONDITION