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)
If you operate your motorcycle under adverse conditions (severe cold, extreme heat, very dusty environment, very bad roads, through standing water, etc.), you should perform the regular maintenance intervals more frequently to ensure the safe operation of your motorcycle. Failure to maintain your motorcycle could result in death or serious injury. (00094a)
When lifting a motorcycle using a jack, be sure jack contacts both lower frame tubes where down tubes and lower frame tubes converge. Never lift by jacking on cross-members, oil pan, mounting brackets, components or housings. Failure to comply can cause serious damage resulting in the need to perform major repair work. (00586d)
Keep the motorcycle maintained according to Maintenance Scheduling → Service Records. Frequently inspect the motorcycle between regular service intervals and after periods of storage to determine if additional maintenance is necessary.
Check the following items:
  1. Tires for correct pressure, excessive wear or any signs of tire damage.
  2. Belt 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. Coolant level if applicable. 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.