2-24 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly
Removal in the Frame chapter)
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.
Place a container under the drain bolt [A] of the water
Drain the coolant from the radiator by removing the drain
Pour the coolant into a container.
Install the coolant reserve tank [C] and tighten the bolt.
Tighten the drain bolt with new gasket.
Torque - Coolant Drain Bolt (Water Pump): 8.8 N·m (0.90
kgf·m, 78 in·lb)
Fill the radiator up to the radiator filler neck [A] with
coolant, and install the radiator cap.
Pour in the coolant slowly so that it can expel the air
from the engine and radiator.
Fill the reserve tank up to the "F" level line with coolant,
and install the cap (see Coolant Level Inspection).
Soft or distilled water must be used with the an-
tifreeze (see below for antifreeze) in the cooling sys-
If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales
accumulation in the water passages, and consider-
ably reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.