2016 Yamaha YZ450F — Owner's Manual
Frequent cleaning of your vehicle will enhance its appearance, maintain performance, and extend the life of parts. 1. Before cleaning, block the silencer outlet to prevent water from entering. A plastic bag secured with a rubber band may be used for this purpose. 2. If the engine is contaminated with oil, apply some degreaser to it with a brush.
Do not apply degreaser to the drive chain, the sprockets, or the wheel axles. 3. Hose off dirt. Use only enough water pressure to do the job. 4. After hosing off the dirt, wash all surfaces with a mild detergent and warm water.
Use a toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach places. 5. Rinse the detergent with clean water, and dry the surfaces with a soft towel or a cloth. 6. Immediately after cleaning, remove any water from the drive chain with a paper towel, and lubricate it to prevent rust. 7. Clean the seat with a vinyl upholstery cleaner to keep the cover pliable and glossy.
8. Automotive wax may be applied to all painted or chromed surfaces. Avoid using such wax as contains abrasives, because it may scratch surfaces. 9. After completing the above, start the engine and allow it to warm up for several minutes.