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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR
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6
EAU20070
Coolant
The coolant level should be checked
before each ride. In addition, the cool-
ant must be changed at the intervals
specified in the periodic maintenance
and lubrication chart.
EAU39512
To check the coolant level
The coolant level should be checked as
follows before each ride. In addition,
the coolant must be changed at the in-
tervals specified in the periodic mainte-
nance and lubrication chart.
1. Place the vehicle on the center-
stand.
NOTE:
The coolant level must be checked
on a cold engine since the level
varies with engine temperature.
Make sure that the vehicle is posi-
tioned straight up when checking
the coolant level. A slight tilt to the
side can result in a false reading.
2. Check the coolant level in the cool-
ant reservoir.
NOTE:
The coolant should be between the
minimum and maximum level marks.
3. If the coolant is at or below the
minimum level mark, remove the
coolant reservoir cap.
4. Add coolant or distilled water to
raise the coolant to the maximum
level mark, install the coolant res-
ervoir cap.
CAUTION:
ECA10471
If coolant is not available, use
distilled water or soft tap water
instead. Do not use hard water
or salt water since it is harmful
to the engine.
If water has been used instead
of coolant, replace it with cool-
ant as soon as possible, other-
1. Maximum level mark
2. Minimum level mark
1. Coolant reservoir cap
Coolant reservoir capacity (up to the
maximum level mark):
0.25 L (0.26 US qt) (0.22 Imp.qt)
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