Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Wing Bolt [A]
Air Cleaner Element [B]
Stuff a clean, lint-free towel into the air cleaner duct so no
dirt is allowed to enter the throttle body assy.
Wipe out the inside of the air cleaner housing with a clean
Check inside of the inlet tract and throttle body assy
for dirt. If dirt is present, clean the intake tract and
throttle body assy thoroughly. You may also need
to replace the element and seal the housing and in-
Separate the element [A] from the frame [B].
Clean the element [A] in a bath of a high flash-point sol-
vent using a soft bristle brush.
Rinse the element with clean water to remove all traces
of cleaning solution.
Squeeze it dry in a clean towel [A]. Do not wring the ele-
ment or blow it dry; the element can be damaged.
Check all parts of the element for visible damage.
If any parts of the element are damaged, replace them.
After cleaning, saturate the element with a high-quality
foam-air-filter oil, squeeze out the excess oil, then wrap it
in a clean towel and squeeze it as dry as possible.
Be careful not to tear the sponge filter.
Assemble the element.
Remove the towel from the air cleaner duct.
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