2-52 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
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
Place a container under the coolant drain bolt [A], then
remove the drain bolt and drain bolt gasket.
Remove the right middle fairing (see Middle Fairing Re-
moval in the Frame chapter).
Remove the radiator cap [A] in two steps. First turn the
cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn
it further in the same direction and remove the cap.
The coolant will drain from the radiator and engine.
Reserve Tank Bolts [B]
Turn over the reserve tank, remove the cap, and pour the
coolant into a suitable container.
Install the reserve tank.
Replace the drain bolt gasket with a new one.
Tighten the drain bolt with the gasket.
Torque - Coolant Drain Bolt: 11 N·m (1.1 kgf·m, 97 in·lb)