Use a soft cloth to dry your motor-
cycle. As you dry, inspect your mo-
torcycle for chips and scratches. Do
not let the water air dry as this can
damage the painted surfaces.
Start the engine and let it idle for sev-
eral minutes. The heat from the en-
gine will help dry moist areas.
Carefully ride your motorcycle at a
slow speed and apply the brakes
several times. This helps dry the
brakes and restores them to normal
After riding in an area where the
roads are salted or near the ocean,
immediately wash your motorcycle
with cold water. Do not use warm
water as it accelerates the chemical
reaction of the salt. After drying, ap-
ply a corrosion protection spray on
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
all metal and chrome surfaces to pre-
Condensation may form on the in-
side of the headlight lens after riding
in the rain, washing the motorcycle
or humid weather. To remove the
moisture, start the engine and turn
on the headlight. Gradually the con-
densation on the inside of the lens
will clear off.
Clean off any obstructions with a
stream of low-pressure water.