4-6 COOLING SYSTEM
Check the coolant level each day before riding the motor-
cycle, and replenish coolant if the level is low. Change the
coolant in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart
(see Periodic Maintenance chapter).
To avoid burns, do not remove the radiator cap
or try to inspect the coolant level or change the
coolant when the engine is still hot. Wait until it
Coolant Level Inspection
Refer to the Coolant Level Inspection in the Periodic Main-
Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Refer to the Coolant Deterioration Inspection in the Peri-
odic Maintenance chapter.
The coolant should be changed periodically to ensure
long engine life.
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.
harmful to the human body, do not use for drinking.
Remove the radiator cap [A].
Remove the radiator cap 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.
Place a container under the coolant drain bolt [A], and
drain the coolant from the radiator and engine by remov-
ing the drain bolt on the water pump cover. Immediately
wipe or wash out any coolant that spills on the frame, or
Inspect the old coolant for visual evidence of corrosion
and abnormal smell (see Coolant Deterioration Inspection
in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
Since coolant is