Perform the service and maintenance operations as indicated in the regular service interval table. Lack of regular maintenance at the recommended intervals can affect the safe operation of your motorcycle, which could result in death or serious injury. (00010a)
Good maintenance creates a safe motorcycle. A careful check of certain equipment must be made after periods of storage. Also, frequently inspect the motorcycle between the regular service intervals to determine if additional maintenance is necessary.
Check the following items:
  1. Tires for correct pressure, abrasions or cuts.
  2. Belt and primary chain for proper tension, wear or damage.
  3. Brakes, steering and throttle for responsiveness and freedom from binding.
  4. Brake fluid level and condition. Hydraulic lines and fittings for leaks. Also, check brake pads and discs for wear.
  5. Cables for fraying or crimping and free operation.
  6. Engine oil and primary chaincase/transmission fluid levels.
  7. Headlamp, tail lamp, brake lamp and turn signals for proper operation.
Refer to the side view photographs in the front of this manual to locate the items discussed in this section.