MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
braking performance and cor-
Apply spray oil and wax spar-
ingly and make sure to wipe off
Never apply oil or wax to any
rubber and plastic parts, but
treat them with a suitable care
Avoid using abrasive polishing
compounds as they will wear
away the paint.
Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on
what products to use.
Always store your motorcycle in a cool,
dry place and, if necessary, protect it
against dust with a porous cover.
Storing the motorcycle in a
poorly ventilated room or cover-
ing it with a tarp, while it is still
wet, will allow water and humid-
ity to seep in and cause rust.
To prevent corrosion, avoid
damp cellars, stables (because
of the presence of ammonia)
and areas where strong chemi-
cals are stored.
Before storing your motorcycle for sev-
1. Follow all the instructions in the
"Care" section of this chapter.
2. For motorcycles equipped with a
fuel cock that has an "S" (stop) po-
sition: Turn the fuel cock lever to
3. Drain the carburetor float chamber
4. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel
5. Perform the following steps to pro-
by loosening the drain bolt; this will
prevent fuel deposits from building
up. Pour the drained fuel into the
stabilizer (if available) to prevent
the fuel tank from rusting and the
fuel from deteriorating.
tect the cylinder, piston rings, etc.
a. Remove the spark plug cap
and spark plug.
b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil
into the spark plug bore.
c. Install the spark plug cap onto
the spark plug, and then place
the spark plug on the cylinder
head so that the electrodes are
grounded. (This will limit spark-
ing during the next step.)
d. Turn the engine over several
times with the starter. (This will
coat the cylinder wall with oil.)
e. Remove the spark plug cap
from the spark plug, and then