Support the motorcycle o n a level surface.
Check the side stand spring for damage or loss of
Check the side stand assembly for smooth movement
and lubricate the side stand pivot if necessary.
Check the side stand ignition cut-off system:
- Sit astride the motorcycle and raise the side stand.
- Start the engine with the transmission in neutral,
then shift the transmission into gear, with the clutch
- Move the side stand completely down.
- The engine should stop as the side stand is
If there is a problem with the system, check the side
stand switch (section 19).
FRONT SUSPENSION INSPECTION
Check the action of the forks by operating the front
Loose, worn or
brakes and compressing the front suspension several
Check the entire assembly for signs of leaks, damage
or loose fasteners.
Replace damaged components which cannot be
Tighten all nuts and bolts.
Refer t o section 13 for fork service.
FRONT SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT
SPRING PRE-LOAD ADJUSTER
sides equally, set
Spring pre-load can be adjusted b y turning
the righf and left
to the same
Increase the spring pre-load
Decrease the spring pre-load
PRE-LOAD ADJUSTER STANDARD POSITION:
7 turns from full
SIDE STAND SWITCH