2-16 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
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 "LOW" level line [B],
remove the reserve tank cap cover [C] by removing screw,
and then remove the reserve tank cap [D] and add coolant
to the "FULL" level line [E].
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 reservoir 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.
Water Hose and Pipe Inspection (coolant leak, damage,
The high pressure inside the radiator hose can cause
coolant to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not
Visually inspect the hoses for signs of deterioration.
Squeeze the hoses. A hose should not be hard and
brittle, nor should it be soft or swollen.
Replace the hose if any fraying, cracks [B] or bulges [C]
Check that the hoses are securely connected and clamps
are tightened correctly.
Torque - Water Hose Clamp Screws: 4.4 N·m (0.45 kgf·m,
Coolant can be extremely hot and cause severe
burns, is toxic and very slippery. Do not remove
the radiator cap or attempt to change the coolant
when the engine is hot; allow it cool completely.
Immediately wipe any spilled coolant from tires,
frame, engine or other painted parts. Do not ingest
Adding water alone dilutes the