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MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
4. To prevent corrosion, it is recom-
mended to apply a corrosion pro-
tection
spray
including chrome- and nickel-plat-
ed, surfaces.
5. Use spray oil as a universal clean-
er to remove any remaining dirt.
6. Touch up minor paint damage
caused by stones, etc.
7. Wax all painted surfaces.
8. Let the motorcycle dry completely
before storing or covering it.
WARNING
Contaminants on the brakes or tires
7
can cause loss of control.
 Make sure that there is no oil or
wax on the brakes or tires.
 If necessary, clean the brake
discs and brake linings with a
regular brake disc cleaner or
acetone, and wash the tires with
warm water and a mild deter-
gent. Before riding at higher
speeds, test the motorcycle's
braking performance and cor-
nering behavior.
NOTICE
 Apply spray oil and wax spar-
on
all
metal,
ingly and make sure to wipe off
any excess.
 Never apply oil or wax to any
rubber and plastic parts, but
treat them with a suitable care
product.
 Avoid using abrasive polishing
compounds as they will wear
away the paint.
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 Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad-
vice on what products to use.
 Washing, rainy weather or humid
climates can cause the headlight
lens to fog. Turning the headlight
on for a short period of time will
help remove the moisture from the
lens.
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Storage

Short-term
Always store your motorcycle in a cool,
dry place and, if necessary, protect it
against dust with a porous cover. Be
sure the engine and the exhaust sys-
tem are cool before covering the mo-
torcycle.
NOTICE
 Storing the motorcycle in a
 To prevent corrosion, avoid
Long-term
Before storing your motorcycle for sev-
eral months:
1. Follow all the instructions in the
7-3
poorly ventilated room or cover-
ing it with a tarp, while it is still
wet, will allow water and humid-
ity to seep in and cause rust.
damp cellars, stables (because
of the presence of ammonia)
and areas where strong chemi-
cals are stored.
"Care" section of this chapter.
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