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2-16 FUEL SYSTEM
Install the element [A].
The element tab [B] position is put on whichever of the
Element Cleaning and Inspection
In dusty areas, the element should be cleaned more
frequently than recommended interval.
After riding through rain or on muddy roads, the element
should be cleaned immediately.
Since repeated cleaning opens the pores of the ele-
ment, replace it with a new one in accordance with the
Periodic Maintenance Chart. Also, if there i s a break in
the element material or any other damage to the ele-
ment, replace the element with a new one.
Clean the element in a w ell-ventilated area, and take
care that there are no sparks or flame anywhere
near the working area; this includes any appliance
with a pilot light. Because of the danger of highly
flammable liquids, do not use gasoline or a low
flash-point solvent to clean the element.
Remove the air cleaner element, and separate the ele-
ment [A] from the frame [B].
Clean the element in a bath of a high flash-point solvent
using a soft bristle brush. Squeeze it dry in a clean towel.
Do not wring the element or blow it dry; the element can
Check all the parts of the element for visible damage.
If any of the parts of the element are damaged, replace
After cleaning, saturate the element with a high-quality
foam-air-filter oil, squeeze out the excess, then wrap it in
a clean rag and squeeze it as dry as possible. Be careful
not to tear the s ponge filter.
Assemble the element.
Remove the towel from the carburetor.
Install the element.