Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Wing Bolt [A]
Air Cleaner Element [B]
Stuff a clean, lint-free towel into the carburetor so no dirt
is allowed to enter the carburetor.
Wipe out the inside of the air cleaner housing with a clean
Check inside of the inlet tract and carburetor for
dirt. If dirt is present, clean the intake tract and car-
buretor thoroughly. You may also need to replace
the element and seal the housing and inlet tract.
Separate the element [A] from the frame [B].
Clean the element [A] in a bath of a high-flash point sol-
vent using a soft bristle brush.
Squeeze it dry in a clean towel [A]. Do not wring the ele-
ment or blow it dry; the element can be damaged.
Check all the parts of the element for visible damage.
If any of the parts of the element are damaged, replace
After cleaning, saturate the element with a high-quality
foam-air-filter oil, squeeze out the excess, then wrap it in
a clean towel and squeeze it as dry as possible.
Be careful not to tear the sponge filter.
Assemble the element.
Remove the towel from the carburetor.
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