• Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance
or repairs. This will help eliminate several potential hazards:
Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust. Be
sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the
Burns from hot motorcycle parts.
the engine and
exhaust system cool before touching.
Injury from moving parts.
not run the engine unless
• Read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you
have the tools and skills required.
• To help prevent the motorcycle from falling over, park it on a
firm, level sutface, using the center stand to provide support.
• To reduce the possibility of a fire or explosion, be careful
when working around gasoline or batteries. Use only a
non-flammable (high flash point) solvent such as kerosene
- not gasoline - to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks,
and flames away from the battery and all fuel-related