FUEL SYSTEM 2-23
Air Cleaner Element Cleaning and Inspection
Clean the element in a well-ventilated area, and take
care that there are no sparks or flame anywhere
near the working area; this includes any appliance
with a pilot light.
Because of the danger of highly flammable liquids,
do not use gasoline or a low flash-point solvent to
clean the element.
Remove the element.
Clean the element in cleaning solvent, and then dry itwith
compressed air or by shaking it.
After cleaning, saturate a clean, lint-free towel with SE,
SF or SG class SAE30 oil and apply the oil to the element
by tapping the element outside with the towel.
Visually inspect the element [A], sponge gasket [B],
*If any parts are damaged, replace them.
*If the gasket has peeled, secure it with adhesive.
Breather Oil Draining
. Visually inspect the reservoir [B] at the lower end of the
air cleaner drain hose [A] for any accumulation of oil.
*If there is any accumulation of oil, remove the plug [C] to
drain the oil.
After draining the oil, be sure to reinstall the plug
on the end of the hose. Oil on tires will make them
slippery and can cause an accident and injury.
Air Cleaner Housing Removal
Seat (see Frame chapter)
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal)
Carburetor (see Carburetor Removal)
Engine Breather Hose [A]
Atmospheric Temperature Sensor Connector [B]
Drain Hose (For California Model)
Unscrew the screw [A] and pull the rear housing [B] to the
Pull the front housing [C] to the front.