operator and may limit control
ability, therefore, such accesso-
ries are not recommended.
Use caution when adding electri-
cal accessories. If electrical ac-
cessories exceed the capacity of
the motorcycle's electrical sys-
tem, an electric failure could re-
dangerous loss of lights or engine
Aftermarket Tires and Rims
The tires and rims that came with your
motorcycle were designed to match
the performance capabilities and to
provide the best combination of han-
dling, braking, and comfort. Other
tires, rims, sizes, and combinations
may not be appropriate. Refer to page
6-18 for tire specifications and more in-
formation on replacing your tires.
Transporting the Motorcycle
Be sure to observe following instruc-
tions before transporting the motorcy-
cle in another vehicle.
Remove all loose items from the
Check that the fuel cock (if
equipped) is in the "OFF" position
and that there are no fuel leaks.
Point the front wheel straight
ahead on the trailer or in the truck
bed, and choke it in a rail to pre-
Shift the transmission in gear (for
models with a manual transmis-
Secure the motorcycle with tie-
downs or suitable straps that are
attached to solid parts of the mo-
torcycle, such as the frame or up-
per front fork triple clamp (and not,
for example, to rubber-mounted
handlebars or turn signals, or
parts that could break). Choose
the location for the straps carefully
so the straps will not rub against
painted surfaces during transport.
The suspension should be com-
pressed somewhat by the tie-
downs, if possible, so that the mo-
torcycle will not bounce exces-
sively during transport.