56 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
A. Radiator Screen Bolts
Radiator Screen Bolts:
7.0 N·m (0.71 kgf·m, 62 in·lb)
Install the removed parts.
After installation, insert the fuel tank breather hose
outlet end into the steering stem hole.
A clogged air cleaner restricts the air intake, in-
creases fuel consumption, reduces engine power,
and can cause spark plug fouling. Inspect the air in-
take system, which includes the air filter and air duct
to the throttle body assy, and the duct clamps and
throttle body assy, before each race or practice ses-
If dirt or dust is allowed to pass through into
the throttle body assembly, the throttle may
become stuck, possibly causing accident. Be
sure to keep the dust from entering during
A clogged air cleaner will affect fuel mixture
to the engine and reduce engine power and
cause spark plug fouling.
In dusty areas, the element should be cleaned
more frequently than recommended interval.
After riding through rain or on muddy roads, the
element should be cleaned immediately.