4-6 COOLING SYSTEM
Coolant Level Inspection
Refer to the Coolant Level Inspection in the Periodic Main-
Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Refer to the Coolant Deterioration Inspection in the Peri-
odic Maintenance chapter.
Coolant can be extremely hot and cause severe
burns, is toxic and very slippery. Do not remove
the radiator cap or attempt to change the coolant
when the engine is hot; allow it cool completely.
Immediately wipe any spilled coolant from tires,
frame, engine or other painted parts. Do not ingest
The coolant should be changed periodically to en-
sure long engine life.
Remove the radiator cap [A].
Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the
cap counterclockwise to the first stop and wait there for
a few seconds. Then push down and turn it further in
the same direction and remove the cap.
Right Engine Guard [B]
Place a container under the coolant drain bolt [C].
Remove the drain bolt to drain the coolant.
Inspect the old coolant (see Coolant Deterioration Inspec-
tion in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).