Cleaning the motorcycle
Material damage Damage and destruction of components by high-pressure cleaning equipment.
When cleaning the vehicle with a pressure cleaner, do not point the water jet directly onto electrical components, connectors, cables,
bearings, etc. Maintain a minimum distance of 60 cm between the nozzle of the pressure cleaner and the component. Excessive
pressure can cause malfunctions or destroy these parts.
Environmental hazard Hazardous substances cause environmental damage.
Oil, grease, filters, fuel, cleaners, brake fluid, etc., should be disposed of as stipulated in applicable regulations.
If you clean the motorcycle regularly, its value and appearance will be maintained over a long period.
Avoid direct sunshine on the motorcycle during cleaning.
Checks and maintenance steps for winter operation
If the motorcycle is used in the winter, salt can be expected on the roads. Precautions need to be taken against road salt corro-
If the vehicle was operated in road salt, clean it with cold water after riding. Warm water would enhance the corrosive effects of
Close off the exhaust system to prevent water from entering.
Remove coarse dirt particles with a gentle spray of water.
Spray very dirty areas with a normal motorcycle cleaner and then clean with a paint-
Use warm water containing normal motorcycle cleaner and a soft sponge.
Never apply motorcycle cleaner to a dry vehicle; always rinse the vehicle with
After rinsing the motorcycle with a gentle spray of water, allow it to dry thoroughly.
Remove the closure of the exhaust system.
Empty the carburetor float chamber.
Danger of accidents Reduced braking efficiency due to a wet or dirty
After cleaning, ride a short distance until the engine reaches operating temperature.
The heat produced causes water at inaccessible locations in the engine and
on the brake system to evaporate.
After the motorcycle has cooled off, lubricate all moving parts and bearings.
Clean the chain. (
Treat bare metal parts (except for brake discs and exhaust system) with
Treat all plastic parts and powder-coated parts with a mild cleaning and care prod-
Lubricate the steering lock.
Clean or dry a dirty or wet brake system by riding and braking gently.