MAINTENANCE AN D ADJUSTMENT 183
Be sure the engine and exhaust are
cool before washing.
When washing the vehicle, always
use a mild neutral detergent and wa-
Avoid applying all harsh chemi-
cals, solvents, degreaser, oil re-
mover, electrical contact cleaner,
and household cleaning products
such as ammonia-based window
cleaners. They will damage or de-
teriorate painted parts, plastic parts,
rubber parts and other synthetic
parts including covers and headlight
Avoid applying degreaser to seals,
brake pads, and tires.
Gasoline, brake fluid, and coolant
will damage the finish of painted and
plastic surfaces: w ash them off im-
Avoid wire brushes, steel wool, and
all other abrasive pads or brushes.
Take care when washing the head-
light lens and other plastic parts as
they can easily be scratched.
roads are salted or near the ocean,
immediately wash your vehicle with
old water. D o not use warm water
as it accelerates the chemical reac-
tion of the salt. After drying, apply
a corrosion protection spray on all
metal and chrome surfaces to pre-
Condensation may form on the inside
of the headlight lens after riding in the
rain, washing the vehicle or in humid
weather. To remove the m oisture,
start the engine and turn on the head-
light. Gradually the condensation on
the inside of the le ns will cle ar off.