Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Spark Arrester Cleaning
This vehicle is equipped with a spark arrester. It must be
properly maintained to ensure its efficiency.
The spark arrester must be installed correctly and
functioning properly to provide adequate fire pro-
Hot exhaust system parts can cause serious burns.
The exhaust system becomes very hot soon after
the engine is started. To avoid burns, be sure the
exhaust system is cold before cleaning the spark
Right Side Cover (see Side Cover Removal in the Frame
Muffler Cover Screws [A]
Muffler Cover [B]
Spark Arrester Mounting Bolts [A]
Spark Arrester [B]
With a wire brush, remove the carbon off the inside of the
spark arrester [A] and muffler.
Inspect the spark arrester.
If the spark arrester is damaged, replace it with a new
Install the spark arrester into the rear end of the muffler.
Torque - Spark Arrester Mounting Bolts: 8.8 N·m (0.90
kgf·m, 78 in·lb)
Install the muffler cover.
Torque - Muffler Cover Screws: 3.0 N·m (0.31 kgf·m, 27
The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot
during normal operation and can cause serious
burns. Never touch the engine or exhaust pipe
during clutch adjustment.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-17