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ADJUSTMENT --ENGINE
eFili the engine up to the upper level with a quality
motor oil specified in the
table.
NOTE: After the engine has been run and then stopped
for a few minutes, the oil level should come to between
the upper and lower
marks.
FUEL SYSTEM
Accumulation of water
in
the fuel tank will
restrict
the flow of fuel and cause
the
carburetor to malfunc-
tion. The fuel system should be cleaned out periodically
in the following
manner.
I
WARNING
1
1
.
Clea~
the fuel system in a well-
.
_
ventilated
.
area, and take ample care
that there are no sparks or flame anywhere near the
working area.
2. Never clean out the fuel system when the engine is
still warm.
3. Wipe any fuel off the engine before starting it.
eTurn
the
fuel tap
lever
to the
"OFF"
position.
eRemove the drain plug at the bottom of the fuel
tap.
A. Drain Plug
eHolding a container under the fuel tap, turn the tap
lever to the "RES" position to drain the tank until
only gasoline comes
out.
Then turn the lever to the
"OFF"
position.
Install the gasket and the drain plug
on the
tap.
elf water has accumulated in the fuel tank, water may
also have accumulated in the float bowl.
eRemove the drain plug from the bottom of each car-
buretor float bowl to drain the bowls.
A. Drain Plug
elnstall the gaskets and drain plugs on the float bowls.
COOLANT
Coolant absorbs excessive heat from the engine and
transfers it
to
the air at the
radiator.
If the coolant level
becomes low, the engine overheats and may suffer severe
damage. Check the coolant level each day before riding
the motorcycle, and replenish coolant if the level is
low.
Change the coolant in accordance with the Periodic
Maintenance Chart
(Pg.
10).
NOTE: Refer to the maintenance section for detailed
information on coolant (Pg. 203).
Coolant Level Inspection
eSituate the motorcycle so that
it
is perpendicular to
the ground (on its center
stand).
elnspect the coolant (Pg. 203), and check the level
through the coolant level gauge in the reserve tank
cover.
The coolant
level
should be between the
"FULL" and the
"LOW"
marks.
NOTES: 1. Check the level when the engine is cold
(room or atmospheric temperature).
2. Do not check the level through the coolant filler of
radiator by removing the
cap.
If
it
is done, the air
may comes into the coolant path of engine and
radiator and lowers the cooling efficiency.
A. "FULL" Mark
C. Reserve Tank Cover
B. "LOW" Mark
D. Tank Cap
elf the amount of coolant is
insufficient,
unscrew the
cap from the reserve tank, and add coolant through the
filler opening to the "FULL"
mark.
Install the tank
cap.
NOTES:
1.
For
refilling,
add the specified mixture of
coolant and soft water. Adding water alone dilutes
the coolant and degrades its anti-corrosion
properties.
The diluted coolant
can
attack the aluminum engine
parts.
In an emergency, soft water can be added.
But the diluted coolant must be returned to the
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