2-20 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Right Inner Cover (see Frame chapter)
Radiator Cap [A]
Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap
counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn it
further in the same direction and remove the cap.
Left Lower Fairing (see Frame chapter)
Place a containers under the drain plugs [A] and [B] at the
bottom of the water pump cover and cylinder.
Drain the coolant from the radiator and engine by remov-
ing the drain plugs.
Coolant Reserve Tank [A] (see Cooling System chapter)
Remove the cap [B] and pour the coolant into a container.
Install the reserve tank (see Cooling System chapter).
Tighten the drain plugs with the washers.
Replace the drain plug gasket with a new one if it is dam-
Torque - Coolant Drain Plug (Water Pump): 12 N·m (1.2
kgf·m, 106 in·lb)
Coolant Drain Plug (Cylinder): 10 N·m (1.0 kgf·m,
Fill the radiator up to the radiator filler neck [A] with
coolant, and install the radiator cap.
Pour in the coolant slowly so that it can expel the air
from the engine and radiator.
Fill the reserve tank up to the full level line with coolant,
and install the cap.
Soft or distilled water must be used with the an-
tifreeze (see below for antifreeze) in the cooling sys-
If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales
accumulation in the water passages, and consider-
ably reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.