3-6 COOLING SYSTEM
To avoid burns do not remove the radiator cap or try
to change the coolant when the engine is still hot.
Wait until it cools down.
Coolant on tires will make them slippery and can
cause an accident and injury. Immediately wipe up
or wash away any coolant that spills on the frame,
engine, or other painted parts.
Since coolant is harmful to the human body, do not
use for drinking.
Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the
Place a container under the water pump [A].
Remove the drain plug [B].
Remove the meter instruments (see Meter Instruments
Removal in the Electrical System chapter).
Remove the radiator cap [A] 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.
The coolant will drain from the radiator and engine.
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel
Pull off the air vent hose [A], unscrew the bolts [B] and
remove the reserve tank [C] with the lower hose attached.
Unscrew the cap [D] and pour the coolant into a container.
Inspect the old coolant for color and smell (mentioned