-Install the clutch release cover.
-Start the engine and check that the clutch has no
slippage and that it releases properly.
In order for the engine, transmission, and clutch to
always maintain the engine oil at the
proper level and change the oil in accordance with the
Periodic Maintenance Chart (Pg.
Motorcycle operation with insufficient,
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deteriorated, or contaminated engine oil
will cause accelerated wear and may result in engine or
transmission seizure and accident and injury.
Oil Level Inspection
-If the oil has just been changed, start the engine and
run it for several minutes at idle.
This fills the oil
filter with oil.
Then wait several minutes until the
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engine before the oil reaches every part can cause engine
damage and seizure.
-If the motorcycle has just been used, wait several
minutes for all the oil to drain down.
-check the engine oil level through the oil level gauge
in the lower right side of the engine. With the motor-
cycle held level or on the center stand, the oil level
should come up between the lines next to the gauge.
Oil Level Gauge
C. Lower Level
B. Upper Level
-If the oil level is too high, remove the excess oil, using
a syringe or some other suitable device.
-If the amount of oil is
add oil through the
oil filler opening. Use the same type and brand of oil
that already is in the
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or otherwise do not function properly, the red oil pres-
sure warning light in the switch panel will light. If this
light stays on when the engine speed is above 1,200
rpm, stop the engine immediately and find the cause.
Ilf the engine is run without oil, it will
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be severely damaged.
In addition, the
engine may suddenly seize, locking the rear wheel and
causing an accident if the clutch lever is not pulled in
Oil and/or Oil Filter Change
-Warm up the engine thoroughly, and then stop the
-Set the motorcycle up on its center stand, place an oil
pan beneath the engine, and remove the engine and oil
filter drain plugs. Clean them off before reinstalling
NOTE: If water pollution is found in the engine oil,
check the cooling system (Pg. 202).
Then flush the
engine using a special flushing agent.
A. Oil Filter Mounting Bolt
B. Enlline Drain Plug
-If the oil filter is to be changed, replace the oil filter
as explained on Pg. 89.
-After the oil has completely drained out, install the
engine drain plug.
Proper torque for the drain plug
is 2.3 kg-m (16.5 ft-Ibs).
Filling Engine Oil Capacity
is not changed