Avoid directing water into the air cleaner,
muffler, and electrical parts.
Thoroughly rinse your motorcycle with
plenty of clean water and dry with a soft,
After the motorcycle dries, lubricate any
Make sure that no lubricant spills onto
the brakes or tires. Brake discs, pads,
drum or shoes contaminated with oil will
suffer greatly reduced braking
effectiveness and can lead to a crash.
Apply a coat of wax to prevent corrosion.
u Avoid products that contain harsh
detergents or chemical solvents. These
can damage the metal, paint, and plastic
on your motorcycle.
Keep the wax clear of the tires and
If your motorcycle has any matte painted
parts, do not apply a coat of wax to the
matte painted surface.
Follow these guidelines when washing:
● Do not use high-pressure washers:
u High-pressure water cleaners can
damage moving parts and electrical
parts, rendering them inoperable.
u Water in the air intake can be drawn into
the throttle body and/or enter the air
● Do not direct water at the muffler:
u Water in the muffler can prevent starting
and causes rust in the muffler.
● Dry the brakes:
u Water adversely affects braking
effectiveness. After washing, apply the
brakes intermittently at low speed to
help dry them.
● Do not direct water to the inside the right
side cover and under the seat:
u Water in the right side cover and under
seat compartment can damage your
documents and other belongings.
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Caring for Your Motorcycle