2-26 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
The oil level [A] should come to the bottom of the filler
If it is low, first check the final gear case for oil leakage,
remedy it if necessary, and add oil through the filler open-
ing. Use the same type and brand of oil that is already in
the final gear case.
Install the filler plug.
Warm up the oil by running the motorcycle so that the
oil will pick up any sediment and drain easily. Stop the
motorcycle and turn the ignition switch OFF.
Place an oil pan beneath the final gear case, and remove
the filler cap and drain plug [A].
When draining or filling the final gear case, be care-
ful that no oil gets on the tire, spoke, or rim. Clean
off any oil that inadvertently gets on them with a
high-flash point solvent.
After the oil has completely drained out, install the drain
plug with a new gasket.
Torque - Final Gear Case Drain Plug: 8.8 N·m (0.90 kgf·m,
Fill the final gear case with the specified oil and quantity.
Final Gear Case Oil:
200 mL (6.76 US oz)
API GL-5 hypoid gear oil
When above 5°C (41°F) SAE 90
When below 5°C (41°F) SAE 80
The term "GL-5" indicates a quality and additive rating.
A "GL-6" rated hypoid gear oil can also be used.
Be sure the O-ring is in place, and install the filler plug.