Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Hot Starter Lever (Hot Starter Cable) Free Play
Slide the clutch lever dust cover [A] back.
Check the hot starter lever play [B] when pulling the start
lever [C] lightly.
Hot Starter Lever Free Play
Standard: 0.5 ∼ 1.0 mm (0.02 ∼ 0.04 in.)
If the free play is improper, adjust the hot starter cable.
Slide the adjuster cover [A] back.
Loosen the locknut [B] and turn the adjuster [C] to obtain
the proper lever free play.
Tighten the locknut securely.
Check that the hot starter lever moves smoothly from full
open to close, and the lever closes quickly and completely
in all steering positions by the return spring.
If the hot starter lever does not return properly, check the
hot starter cable routing, free play and cable damage.
Then lubricate the hot starter cable.
Idle Speed Inspection
This motorcycle is designed for competition use
only. Therefore, the radiator does not incorporate
a coolant reserve tank or cooling fan. Prolonged
idling of the engine with no airflow through the
radiator can cause coolant loss and engine over-
heating resulting in possible engine damage. Any
riding conditions that increase engine temperature
will further reduce idling time before coolant loss
These conditions include high ambient
temperature, sandy or muddy terrain, or other con-
ditions causing high engine loads at low speeds.
Furthermore, warming the engine up excessively
before operation, or leaving idling with the hot
engine temperature after operation results in the
engine overheating, too.
Start the engine and warm it up thoroughly.
With the engine idling, turn the handlebar to both sides
If handlebar movement changes the idle speed, the throt-
tle cable may be improperly adjusted or incorrectly routed,
or it may be damaged. Be sure to correct any of these
conditions before riding (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Rout-
ing section in the Appendix chapter).
Operation with an improperly adjusted, incorrectly
routed, or damaged cable could result in an unsafe
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