Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clean the element in a well-ventilated area, and
make sure that there are no sparks or flame any-
where near the working area.
Because of the danger of highly flammable liquids,
do not use gasoline or a low flash-point solvent to
clean the element.
Clean the element [A] in a bath of high flash-point solvent,
and then dry it with compressed air or by shaking it.
After cleaning, saturate a clean, lint-free towel with SE,
SF, or SG class SAE 30 oil and apply the oil to the element
by tapping the element outside with the towel.
Visually check the element for tears or breaks.
If the element has any tears or breaks, replace the ele-
Install the element unit [A] with the foam element side
(gray) [B] facing down.
Engine Vacuum Synchronization Inspection
These procedures are explained on the assumption that
the inlet and exhaust systems of the engine are in good
Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical.
Remove the center fairing (see Center Fairing Removal
in the Frame chapter).
Pull off the rubber caps [A] from the fitting of each throttle
body (In the photo, the throttle body has been removed
Do not remove the inlet air pressure sensor hose
[B] on the left fitting of the throttle body.
Connect a commercially available vacuum gauge and
hoses [A] to the fittings of the throttle body as shown.
Connect a highly accurate tachometer to one of the stick
coil primary leads.
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