120 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Excess clutch lever free play
could prevent clutch disengage-
ment and cause a crash result-
ing in serious injury or death.
When adjusting the clutch lever
free play, be sure the upper end
seated in its fitting so that it
doesn’t slip into place later and
create excessive free play.
Tighten the locknut.
If it cannot be done, have the clutch
cable adjusted by an authorized
After the adjustment is made, start
the engine and check that the clutch
does not slip and that it releases
Drive Chain Lubrication
Lubrication is necessary after riding
through rain or on wet roads, or any
time that the chain appears dry.
Use a lubricant for sealed chains to
prevent deterioration of chain seals. If
the chain is especially dirty, clean it
using a cleaner for sealed chains fol-
lowing the instructions supplied by the
chain cleaner manufacturer.
Apply lubricant to the sides of the
rollers so that it will penetrate to the
rollers and bushings. Apply lubricant
to the seals so that the seals will be
coated with lubricant. Wipe off any