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ADJUSTMENT --ENGINE
correct mixture ratio by addition of coolant concen-
trate within a few days.
2.
If
coolant must be added often, or the reserve tank
has run completely dry; there is probably leakage in
the cooling system. Check the system for leaks (Pg.
205).
Coolant Change
I
WARNING
I
To avoid
scalds,
do not remove
the
radi-
~.
____ I. ator cap or try to change the
coolant
when the engine is still
hot.
Wait
until
it
cools down.
-Set
the motorcycle up on its center stand.
-Place
a container under the radiator drain plug, and
"
drain the coolant from the radiator by removing the
drain plug at the bottom of the radiator.
Coolant
begins to flow out when the plug is loosened several
turns.
Immediately wipe up or wash out any coolant
that spills on the frame, engine, or wheels.
I
WARNING
I
Coolant
entires will
m~ke
them sl!p.pery
~.
____ I. and
can
cause
an accident and
inJury.
NOTE:
Inspect the coolant (Pg. 203).
A.
Radiator Drain Plug
-Remove
the radiator cap at the two steps. First turn
the cap counterclockwise to the first stop and wait
there for a few seconds. Then push and turn it to the
same direction further and remove the cap.
A. Rlldiator Cap
-Unscrew
the drain plug at the water pump cover
using a socket wrench to drain coolant from the
engine.
A. Drain Plug
-Visually
inspect the old coolant.
If
whitish cotton-like
wafts is observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system
are corroded. The brownish color of the coolant indi-
cates rusting of iron parts.
In these cases, flush the
cooling system (Pg. 208).
If
the coolant gives off
abnormal smell when changing, check the leak from
cooling system (Pg. 203). It may be caused that exhaust
gas sinks into the cooling system (coolant leaks into
engine).
-Unscrew
the bolt, and pull the reserve tank and its
cover toward the left of the motorcycle.
A.
Reserve Tank Cover
C.
Tank Cap
B.
Bolt
-Unscrew
the cap, and pour the coolant into a container.
-Install
the reserve tank and its cover, inserting the pro-
jection on
the
tank into the hole at the bottom of the
air cleaner housing.
The reserve tank hose should be
routed into the groove on the tan k.
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