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22 ADJUSTMENT-ENGINE
If
the oil
level
is
too high,
remove t
he
excess oil, using
a
syringe
or some other suitable device.
•If
the amount of
oil
is insufficient, add
the
correct
amount
of oil
through
the oil filler
opening.
Use
the
same type
and
make
of oil that
is
already
in
the engine.
I
WARNING
I
If
the
engine is run without oil, it will be
. . . . , . - - - - • - severely damaged. In addition, the engine
may
suddenly seize, locking the rear wheel and causing
an accident if the clutch lever is not pulled in
fast
enough.
Oil
and Oil Filter Change
•Warm up the
engine for about 5
minutes
and then stop
it.
•Set
the motorcycle up on
its
center
stand,
place
an
oil
pan beneath the engine, and
remove
the
engine
oil
drain
plug.
l
WARNING
I
When the engine is hot,
remove the
drain
.,. _ _ _ _._ plug carefully
so
as to
not
suffer
a
burn
from
the hot oil.
A.
Drain Plug
B.
Oil Filter
•If
the oil filter
is
to
be
changed,
remove the
filter
and replace
the oil
filter with
a new
one.
NOTE:
Check
for
O ring damage. If necessary,
replace
it
with a
new
one.
•After
the oil has completely drained out, install the
drain plug and gasket, using
a
new gasket if the old
one is
deteriorated
or
damaged
.
Proper torque for
the
drain
plug is
3.0
kg-m
(22 ft-lbs).
•Install
the
oil filter,
tightening
its bolt
to 1.5
kg-m
(11
.0
ft-lbs)
of torque.
•Fill the engine
up
to the
upper
level
li
ne
with
SE
class
SAE
10W40, 10W50, 20W40
or 20W50 motor oil. It
\¥ill
take about
1.8
Q
when the filter is changed. When
the
filter is not
changed, a refill takes
about
1.5
Q.
•Check
the oil level again after
the
engine
is
thoroughly
warmed up.
FUEL SYSTEM
Water or
dirt anywhere
in the
fuel system can cause
starting difficulty, poor running, and
lack
of power.
Clean out the fuel system as follows:
•Turn
t
he
fuel
tap
to the off position.
Unscrew
the
sediment cup at the
bottom of
the tap, and clean out
the water and
firt.
Clean
any dirt out of
the
fuel
tap
filter.
A. Sediment Cup
B. Gasket
C. Filter
•If there
was water
inside the sediment
cup, there
may
also
be some
in the
fuel tank and carburetors. Holding
a
container
under
the
fuel
tap, turn
the
tap to the
reserve
position
to
drain
the
tank
until only
gasoline
comes out, and then
close
the tap.
•Install
the gasket and
the sediment cup.
Make
sure
that the gasket is in
the
tap and
that
the
filter
is not
damaged
during
installation.
•Turn the
fuel
tap to the
off
position,
loosen
the
drain
screws, and drain the
fuel
in
the
float
bowls through
the over flow tubes.
•Tighten
the
drain
screws.
A. Drain Screw
B.
Overflow Tube
I
WARN I NG •
1.
Clean the fuel tap in a well-ventilated
.
..
area, and take ample care that there
are no sparks or flame anywhere near the
working
area.
2. Never clean out the fuel tank or tap when the engine
is still warm.
3. Wipe any
fuel
off the engine before starting it.

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