2-52 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
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
Since coolant is harmful to the human body, do not
use for drinking.
Lower Fairings (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame
Right Center Fairing (see Center Fairing Removal in the
Radiator Cap [A]
Remove the radiator cap 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.
Left Center Fairing (see Center Fairing Removal in the
Place a containers under the drain bolts [A] [B] of the wa-
ter pump cover and cylinder.
Drain the coolant from the radiator and engine by remov-
ing the drain bolts.
Coolant Reserve Tank [A] (see Coolant Reserve Tank
Removal in the Cooling System chapter)
Remove the cap [B] and pour the coolant into a container.
Install the coolant reserve tank (see Coolant Reserve
Tank Installation in the Cooling System chapter).
Tighten the drain bolts with the washers.
Replace the drain bolt gasket with a new one if it is dam-
Torque - Coolant Drain Bolt (Water Pump): 8.8 N·m (0.90
kgf·m, 78 in·lb)
Coolant Drain Bolt (Cylinder): 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m,