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ADJUSTM ENT --CHASSIS
Oil Level Inspection
-Situate
the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to
the ground
.
-Remove
the filler
cap.
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or foreign
-Check
the oil
level.
If
it
is
insufficient,
add oil as
necessary
.
The oil level should come to the bottom
thread of the filler
opening.
NOTE
:
Use the same type and make of oil that is
already in the final gear case.
A.
Filler Opening
Oil Change
NOTE:
Final gear
case
oil drains easily and picks up
any sediment when the oil
is
warmed up by running the
motorcycle.
-Situate
the motorcycle so that it
is
perpendicular to
the ground.
-Place
an oil pan beneath the gear
case.
-Remove
the filler
cap
and the drain
plug.
I
WARNING
I
When draining or filling the gear case, be
.... __ iiiiiil.
careful
that
no oil gets on the tire,
rim,
or brake disc.
Oil spillage may cause the tire to
slip
with consequent
loss
of control. Clean off any oil that
inadvertently gets on them with a high flash-point
sol-
vent.
A.
Drain Plug
-After
the oil has completely
drained
out, install the
drain plug
and
gasket.
Replace
the damaged
gasket
with a new one.
Proper
torque for the drain
plug
is
2.0
kg-m (14.5 ft-Ibs).
-Fill
the
gear
case up to the bottom thread of filler
opening with the oil
specified
below.
Table C2
Final Gear Case Oil
Oil
Capacity
about 250 cc
API
"GL-S"
Hypoid
gear oil
Oil
Type
SAE
90
[When above 5°C
(41°F)1
SAE
80
[when
below
5°C (41°F)
I
NOTE:
"GL-S" indicates a quality and additive rating.
"GL-6" rated hypoid gear oils can also be used.
-Install
the filler
cap.
LUBRICATION AND PROTECTION
Avoid
spraying water with any great force near the
meter
assembly, and
under
the fuel tank and the seat
to
prevent damage
to electrical
components.
Exposed
parts
that are subject to rust can
be
treated with a
protective
polish
or a water-displacing oil (brand-name
examples
:
WD-40, LPS)
.
I
WARNING
I
Never wax or lubricate brake
discs.
Loss
' ___ IiI.
of braking and an accident could result.
Clean discs with an oilless solvent
such as
trichloro-
ethylene or acetone.
Observe
solvent
manufacturer's
warnings.
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