Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Loosen the locknut [A] at the upper end of the throttle
Screw the throttle cable adjuster [B] to give the throttle
grip plenty of play.
Tighten the locknut.
If the throttle grip free play cannot be adjusted with the
adjuster, replace the throttle cables.
Turn the handlebar from side to side while idling the en-
gine. If idle speed varies, the throttle cable may be poorly
routed or it may be damaged.
Operation with improperly adjusted, incorrectly
routed or damaged cables could result in an unsafe
make sure to correct any of these conditions.
Throttle Body Cleaning
Check the throttle bore for cleanliness as follows.
Remove the throttle body assy (see Throttle Body Assy
Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter).
Check the throttle bore [A] at the throttle valve for carbon
deposits by opening the throttle valve.
If any carbon accumulates, wipe the carbon off the throt-
tle bore and the throttle valve, using a lint-free cloth pen-
etrated with a high flash-point solvent.
Fuel Hose Replacement
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel
System (DFI) chapter).
Be sure to place a piece of cloth around each fuel hose
Wipe off the dirt of the surface [A] around the connection
using a cloth or a soft brush.
Follow the service manual to
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