(13) Liquid Gasket, Non-permanent Locking Agent
Follow manufacturer's directions for cleaning and preparing surfaces where these compounds will
Apply sparingly. Excessive amounts may block engine oil passages and cause serious
An example of a non-permanent locking agent commonly available in North America
is Loctite Lock'n Seal (Blue)
(14) Ball Bearing, Oil Seal, Grease Seal Installation
When installing a ball bearing, the bearing race which is affected by friction should be pushed
by a suitable driver. This prevents severe stress on the balls and races, and prevents races and
balls from being
Press a ball bearing until it stops at the stop in the hole or on the shaft.
Seals should be pressed into place using a suitable driver, which contacts evenly with the side of
the seal until the face of the seal is even with the end of the hole.
(15) Circlip, Retaining Ring
Replace any circlips and retaining rings that were removed with new ones, as removal weakens
and deforms them. When installing circlips and retaining rings, take care to compress or expand
them only enough to install them and no more.
(16) High Flash-point Solvent
flash point solvent
recommended to reduce fire danger. A commercial solvent common-
ly available in North America is Stoddard solvent (generic
Always follow manufacturer
and container directions regarding the use of any solvent.
(17) Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Grease
This manual makes
to molybdenum disulfide grease in the assembly of certain engine
and chassis parts.
Always check manufacturer recommendations before using such special
( 18) Electrical Leads
All the electrical leads are either single-color or two-color and, with only a few exceptions, must
be connected to leads of the same color. On any of the two-color leads there is a greater amount
of one color and a lesser amount of a second color, so a two-color lead is identified by first the
primary color and then the secondary color. For example, a yellow wire with thin red stripes
is referred to as a "yellow/red" wire; it would be a "red/yellow" wire if the colors were reversed
to make red the main color.
TORQUE AND LOCKING AGENT
Tighten all bolts and nuts to the proper torque using an accurate torque wrench. If
tightened, a bolt or nut may become damaged or fall off, possibly resulting
cycle and injury to the rider. A bolt or nut which is overtightened may become damaged, strip an
internal thread, or break and then fall out. The following table lists the tightening torque for the
major bolts and nuts, and the parts requiring use of a non-permanent locking agent.
Parts marked with a cross
must be retorqued according to the Periodic Maintenance Chart
One at a time, loosen each bolt or nut Y2 turn, then tighten it to the specified torque.
Follow the sequence
For engine fasteners, retorque them when the engine is cold
(at room temperature).
Camshaft chain tensioner cap¢
¢14 P1 .5
Camshaft sprocket bolts ¢6 P 1.0
nut ¢20 P 1.5
Clutch spring bolts ¢6 P1 .0