2-18 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Fuel Tank Cleaning
Gasoline and low-flash point solvents can be
flammable and/or explosive and cause severe
burns. Clean the tank in a well-ventilated area, and
take care that there are no sparks or flame any-
where near the working area. Do not use gasoline
or low-flash point solvents to clean the tank.
Remove the fuel tank and drain it (see Fuel Tank Removal
in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter).
Remove the fuel pump (see Fuel Pump Removal in the
Fuel System (DFI) chapter).
Pour some high-flash point solvent into the fuel tank and
shake the tank to remove dirt and fuel deposits.
Drain the solvent out of the tank.
Dry the tank with compressed air.
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
The coolant should be changed periodically to en-
sure long engine life.
Coolant Level Inspection
Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambi-
Lean the motorcycle slightly until the radiator cap is level
to the ground so that the radiator cap is located uppermost
in order to exhaust the air accumulated in the radiator.
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.