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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR
6-12
6
N
O
TE:
If a torque wrench is not available when
installing a spark plug, a good estimate
of the correct torque is 1/41/2 turn
past finger tight. However, the spark
plug should be tightened to the speci-
fied torque as soon as possible.
EAU19681
Canister (for California only)
This model is equipped with a canister
to prevent the discharging of fuel vapor
into the atmosphere. Before operating
this vehicle, make sure to check the fol-
lowing:
Check each hose connection.
Check each hose and canister for
cracks or damage. Replace if dam-
aged.
Make sure that the canister breath-
er is not blocked, and if necessary,
clean it.
EAU19883
Engine oil and oil filter car-
tridge
The engine oil level should be checked
before each ride. In addition, the oil
must be changed and the oil filter car-
tridge replaced at the intervals speci-
fied in the periodic maintenance and
lubrication chart.
To check the engine oil level
1. Place the vehicle on the center-
stand.
N
O
TE:
Make sure that the vehicle is positioned
straight up when checking the oil level.
A slight tilt to the side can result in a
false reading.
2. Start the engine, warm it up for
several minutes, and then turn it
off.
3. Wait a few minutes until the oil set-
tles, and then check the oil level
through the check window located
at the bottom-left side of the crank-
case.
Tightening torque:
Spark plug:
12.5 Nm (1.25 m·kgf, 9.0 ft·lbf)
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