1-2 GENERAL INFORMATION
Before starting to perform an inspection service or carry out a disassembly and reassembly opera-
tion on a motorcycle, read the precautions given below. To facilitate actual operations, notes, illustra-
tions, photographs, cautions, and detailed descriptions have been included in each chapter wherever
necessary. This section explains the items that require particular attention during the removal and
reinstallation or disassembly and reassembly of general parts.
Especially note the following.
Before completing any service on the motorcycle, discon-
nect the battery cables from the battery to prevent the en-
gine from accidentally turning over. Disconnect the ground
cable (–) first and then the positive (+). When completed
with the service, first connect the positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the battery then the negative (–) ca-
ble to the negative terminal.
Edges of Parts
Lift large or heavy parts wearing gloves to prevent injury
from possible sharp edges on the parts.
Use a high flash-point solvent when cleaning parts. High
flash-point solvent should be used according to directions
of the solvent manufacturer.
Cleaning Vehicle before Disassembly
Clean the vehicle thoroughly before disassembly. Dirt or
other foreign materials entering into sealed areas during ve-
hicle disassembly can cause excessive wear and decrease
performance of the vehicle.