Apply spray oil and wax spa-
ringly and make sure to wipe
off any excess.
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, pro-
tect it against dust with a porous
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
Storing the motorcycle in a
poorly ventilated room or cove-
ring it with a tarp, while it is still
wet, will allow water and humi-
dity 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
1. Follow all the instructions in the
"Care" section of this chapter.
2. For motorcycles equipped with a
fuel cock that has an "OFF" posi-
tion: Turn the fuel cock lever to
3. Drain the carburetor float cham-
ber by loosening the drain bolt;
this will prevent fuel deposits
from building up. Pour the drai-
ned fuel into the fuel tank.
4. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel
5. Perform the following steps to
a. Remove the spark plug cap and
b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil
c. Install the spark plug cap onto
d. Turn the engine over several
e. Remove the spark plug cap from
stabilizer (if available) to prevent
the fuel tank from rusting and the
fuel from deteriorating.
protect the cylinder, piston rings,
etc. from corrosion.
into the spark plug bore.
the spark plug, and then place
the spark plug on the cylinder
head so that the electrodes are
grounded. (This will limit sparking
during the next step.)
times with the starter. (This will
coat the cylinder wall with oil.)
the spark plug, and then install
the spark plug and the spark plug