Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clean the element by tapping it lightly to loosen dust.
Blow away the remaining dust by applying compressed
air [A] from the inside to the outside (from the clean side
to the dirty side).
Visually check the element for no tears or no breaks and
check the sponge gasket [B] also.
If the element or gasket has any tears or breaks, replace
Install the left air cleaner cover.
Torque - Left Air Cleaner Cover Allen Bolt: 16 N·m (1.6
kgf·m, 12 ft·lb)
Evaporative Emission Control System Inspection
Inspect the canister as follows:
Remove the left side cover (see Frame chapter).
Remove the band [A] and take out the canister [B].
Visually inspect the canister for cracks and other damage.
If the canister has any cracks or bad damage, replace it
with a new one.
The canister is designed to work well through the motor-
cycle's life without any maintenance if it is used under
Run the purge hose (green) [A] above the canister
breather hose (blue) [B] through the hole [C] into the tool
Do not run these hoses side by side on the battery side
of the canister. This prevents hoses from being flattened
when installing the left side cover.
Install the canister and the left side cover (see Frame
Face the white mark [E] left as shown.
Check the liquid/vapor separator as follows:
Disconnect the hoses from the separator, and remove the
separator [A] from the motorcycle right side.
Visually inspect the separator for cracks and other dam-
If the separator has any cracks or damage, replace it with
a new one.
To prevent the gasoline from flowing into or out of the
canister, hold the separator perpendicular to the ground.
Check the hoses of the evaporative emission control sys-
tem as follows:
Check that the hoses are securely connected and clips
are in position.
Replace any kinked, deteriorated or damaged hoses.
Route the hoses according to Cable, Wire, and Hose
Routing section in the Appendix chapter. Refer to the di-
agram of the evaporative emission control system in the
Fuel System chapter too.
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kinking,
flattening or twisting, and route the hoses with a minimum
of bending so that the emission flow will not be obstructed.
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