Check the liquid/vapor separator as follows:
Seats (see Frame chapter)
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 (DFI) 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.
Cooling Hose and Connection Inspection
The high pressure inside the radiator hose can cause
coolant to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not
properly maintained. Visually inspect the hoses for signs
of deterioration. Squeeze the hoses. A hose should not
be hard and brittle, nor should it be soft or swollen.
Replace the hose if any fraying, cracks [B] or bulges [C]
Check that the hoses are securely connected and clamps
are tightened correctly.
Torque - Radiator Hose Clamp Screws: 2.5 N·m (0.25 kgf·m,
To avoid burns, do not remove the radiator cap or
try to change the coolant when the engine is still
hot. Wait until it cools down. Coolant on tires will
make them slippery and can cause an accident
and injury. Immediately wipe up or wash away any
coolant that spills on the frame, engine, or other
Since coolant is harmful to the human body, do not
use for drinking.
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