Check the liquid/vapor separator as follows.
Left Center Fairing (see Center Fairing Removal in the
Disconnect the hoses from the separator, and remove the
separator [A] from the motorcycle left side.
Visually inspect the separator for cracks and other dam-
If the separator has any cracks or damage, replace it with
a new one.
To prevent the gasoline from flowing into or out of the
canister, hold the separator perpendicular to the ground.
Check the hoses of the evaporative emission control sys-
tem as follows.
Check that the hoses are securely connected and clips
are in position.
Replace any kinked, deteriorated or damaged hoses.
Route the hoses according to Cable, Wire, and Hose
Routing section in the Appendix chapter.
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kinking,
flattening or twisting, and route the hoses with a minimum
of bending so that the emission flow will not be obstructed.
Coolant Level Inspection
Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambi-
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank [A] with
the motorcycle held perpendicular (Do not use the side
If the coolant level is lower than the "L" level line [B], un-
screw the reserve tank cap and add coolant to the "F"
level line [C].
For refilling, add the specified mixture of coolant
and soft water.
coolant and degrades its anticorrosion properties.
The diluted coolant can attack the aluminum en-
gine parts. In an emergency, soft water alone can
be added. But the diluted coolant must be returned
to the correct mixture ratio within a few days.
If coolant must be added often or the reserve tank
has run completely dry, there is probably leakage in
the cooling system. Check the system for leaks.
Coolant ruins painted surfaces. Immediately wash
away any coolant that spills on the frame, engine,
wheels or other painted parts.
Adding water alone dilutes the
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