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3-4 COOLING SYSTEM
Check the coolant level each day before riding the motor-
cycle, and replenish coolant if the level is low. Change the
coolant in accordance with the Periodic Maintenance Chart
(see General Information chapter).
To avoid burns, do not remove the radiator cap
or try to inspect the coolant level or change the
coolant when the engine is still hot. Wait until it
Coolant Level Inspectio n
Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambi-
Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the
Remove the radiator cap [A].
Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the
cap counterclockwise to the first stop and wait there for
a few seconds. Then push down and turn it further in
the same direction and remove the cap.
Check the coolant level. The coolant level [A] should be
at the bottom of the filler neck [B].
If the coolant level is low, add coolant through the filler
opening to the bottom of the filler neck. Install the cap.
Permanent type of antifreeze (soft water and ethylene
glycol plus corrosion and rust inhibitor chemicals for
aluminum engines and radiators)
Water and Coolant Mixture Ratio:
1 : 1 (water 50%, Coolant 50%)
Total amount: 0.4 L
Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Visually inspect the coolant.
If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts
in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is
brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. In either case, flush
the cooling system.
If the coolant gives off an abnormal smell, check for a
cooling system leak. It may be caused by exhaust gas
leaking into the cooling system.