Refer to the side view photographs in the front of the manual to locate the items discussed in this section.
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 means a safe machine. A careful check of certain equipment must be made after periods of storage and frequently 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. Drive belt for proper tension.
  3. Brakes, steering and throttle for responsiveness.
  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 level.
  7. Engine coolant level.
  8. Clutch fluid level.
  9. Headlamp, tail lamp, brake lamp and directional lamp operation.