Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Fuel System Inspection
Fuel Hose Inspection (fuel leak, damage, installation
If the motorcycle is not properly handled, the high pres-
sure inside the fuel line can cause fuel to leak [A] or the
hose to burst. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Re-
moval in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter) and check the
Replace the fuel hose if any fraying, cracks [B] or bulges
[C] are noticed.
Check that the fuel hose is routed according to Cable,
Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix chapter.
Replace the hose if it has been sharply bent or kinked.
Hose Joints [A]
Fuel Hose [B]
Check that the fuel hose joints are securely connected.
Push and pull [A] the fuel hose joint [B] back and forth
more than two times, and make sure it is locked.
Leaking fuel can cause a fire or explosion resulting
in serious burns. Make sure the hose joint is in-
stalled correctly on the delivery pipe by sliding the
If it does not locked, reinstall the hose joint.
Fuel Filter Replacement
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explo-
sive under certain conditions, creating the potential
for serious burns. Make sure the area is well venti-
lated and free from any source of flame or sparks;
this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not
smoke. Turn the ignition switch off. Disconnect the
battery (-) terminal. To avoid fuel spills, draw it from
the tank when the engine is cold. Be prepared for
fuel spillage; any spilled fuel must be completely
wiped up immediately.
Never drop the fuel pump especially on a hard sur-
face. Such a shock to the pump can damage it.
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