150 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Coolant containing corrosion in-
hibitors for aluminum engines
and radiators include harm-
ful chemicals for human body.
Drinking coolant can result in
serious injury or death. Use
coolant in accordance with the
instructions of the manufacturer.
Use a permanent type of antifreeze
(soft water and ethylene glycol plus cor-
rosion and rust inhibitor chemicals for
aluminum engines and radiators) in the
cooling system. On the mixture ratio
of coolant, choose the suitable one re-
ferring to the relation between freezing
point and strength directed on the con-
If hard water is used in the sys-
tem, it causes scale accumula-
tion in the water passages, and
considerably reduces the eff i-
ciency of the cooling system.
A permanent type of antifreeze is in-
stalled in the cooling system wh en
shipped. It is mixed at 50% and has
the freezing point of –35°C (–31°F).
This motorcycle’s air cleaner element
consists of a wet paper filter. Cleaning
and replacement of the air cleaner ele-
ment should be done by an authorized