Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Piston, Piston Ring and Piston Pin Replacement
Refer to the Cylinder and Piston Section in Engine Top
Exhaust System Inspection
The exhaust system, in particular the muffler body, is de-
signed to reduce exhaust noise and conduct the exhaust
gases away from the rider while minimizing power loss. If
carbon has built up inside the muffler body, exhaust effi-
ciency is reduced, causing engine performance to drop.
If the muffler body is badly damaged, dented, cracked or
rusted, replace it. Replace the muffler baffle if the exhaust
noise becomes too loud or engine performance drops.
Muffler Baffle Change
Right Side Cover (see Side Cover Removal in the Frame
Muffler Pipe Mounting Bolts [A]
Muffler Mounting Bolt (Rear) [B]
Tap the bracket [A] of the muffler body with a plastic mallet
[B] to separate from the inner pipe.
Pull off the old muffler baffle assembly [A].
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