MAINTENANCE SAFETY: This section includes instructions on some important maintenance tasks. You can perform some of these tasks with the tools provided if you have basic mechanical skills. Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should normally be handled only by a technician or other qualified mechanics; instructions are included in this manual only to assist in emergency service.
Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. PARKING: After stopping the scooter turn the ignition switch to the ‘‘OFF’’ position and remove the key.
Use the center stand to support the scooter while parked. Park the scooter on firm, level ground to prevent it from falling over. If you must park on a slight incline, aim the front of the scooter uphill to reduce the possibility of rolling off the center stand or overturning. Lock the steering to help prevent theft (page ).
The exhaust pipe and muffler become very hot during operation and remain sufficiently hot to inflict burns if touched even after shutting off the engine. Make sure flammable materials such as dry grass or leaves do not come in contact with the exhaust system when parking your scooter.