cleaning products, solvent or
thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re-
movers or inhibitors, brake flu-
id, antifreeze or electrolyte.
Do not use high-pressure wash-
ers or steam-jet cleaners since
they cause water seepage and
deterioration in the following ar-
eas: seals (of wheel and swing-
arm bearings, fork and brakes),
electric components (couplers,
switches and lights), breather
hoses and vents.
For motorcycles equipped with
a windshield: Do not use strong
cleaners or hard sponges as
scratching. Some cleaning com-
pounds for plastic may leave
scratches on the windshield.
Test the product on a small hid-
den part of the windshield to
make sure that it does not leave
any marks. If the windshield is
scratched, use a quality plastic
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
After normal use
Remove dirt with warm water, a mild
detergent, and a soft, clean sponge,
and then rinse thoroughly with clean
water. Use a toothbrush or bottlebrush
for hard-to-reach areas. Stubborn dirt
and insects will come off more easily if
the area is covered with a wet cloth for
a few minutes before cleaning.
After riding in the rain or near the sea
Since sea salt is extremely corrosive,
carry out the following steps after each
ride in the rain or near the sea.
1. Clean the motorcycle with cold wa-
ter and a mild detergent, after the
NOTICE: Do not use warm water
since it increases the corrosive
action of the salt.
2. Apply a corrosion protection spray
on all metal, including chrome- and
nickel-plated, surfaces to prevent
1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois
or an absorbing cloth.
2. Use a chrome polish to shine
3. To prevent corrosion, it is recom-
4. Use spray oil as a universal clean-
5. Touch up minor paint damage
6. Wax all painted surfaces.
7. Let the motorcycle dry completely
Contaminants on the brakes or tires
can cause loss of control.
chrome, aluminum and stain-
less-steel parts, including the ex-
haust system. (Even the thermally
less-steel exhaust systems can be
removed through polishing.)
mended to apply a corrosion pro-
including chrome- and nickel-plat-
er to remove any remaining dirt.
caused by stones, etc.
before storing or covering it.
Make sure that there is no oil or
wax on the tires.
If necessary, wash the tires with
warm water and a mild deter-
gent. Before riding at higher
speeds, test the motorcycle's