CRANKCASE BREATHER

Remove the breather hose drain plug, then drain any fluids or dirt from the hose into a proper con­tainer.

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CRANKCASE BREATHER

Reinstall the drain plug.

CRANKCASE BREATHERSPARK PLUG

CRANKCASE BREATHER

SPARK PLUG CAP

REMOVAL

Remove the fuel tank (page 3-8).

Disconnect the spark plug cap from the cylinder head.

Clean around the spark plug base with compressed air before removing, and be sure that no debris is allowed to enter the combustion chamber.

Remove the spark plug and inspect it for damage.

Inspect or replace as described in the maintenance schedule.

— ’05, ’06: (page 4-4)

— After ’06: (page 4-5)

SPARK PLUG

INSPECTION

CENTER ELECTRODE

SIDE ELECTRODE

INSULATOR

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Check the following and replace if necessary

• Insulator for damage

• Electrodes for wear

• Burning condition, coloration;

This motorcycle s If the electrode is contaminated with accumulated spark plug is objects or dirt, replace the spark plug.

equipped with an indium center electrode Replace the spark plug if the electrode is contaminated.

ROUNDED ELECTRODE

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Replace the plug if the center electrode is rounded as shown in the illustration.

Always use the RECOMMENDED SPARK PLUG (OR EQUIVALENT)

specified spark plug Standard NGK: IFR8H11

on this motorcycle. DENSO: VK24PRZ11

Optional NGK: IFR9H11

DENSO: VK27PRZ11

To prevent damaging the iridium center electrode, use a wire type feeler gauge to check the spark plug gap.

Do not adjust the spark plug gap. If the gap is out of specification, replace with a new one.

CRANKCASE BREATHER

CRANKCASE BREATHERCheck the gap between the center and side elec­trodes with a wire type feeler gauge.

SPARK PLUG GAP: 1.0 — 1.1 mm (0.039 — 0.043 in)

Make sure that the 1.2 mm (0.05 in) diameter feeler gauge does not insert between the gap.

If the gauge can be inserted into the gap, replace the plug with a new one.

WIRE TYPE FEELER GAUGE

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CRANKCASE BREATHER

INSTALLATION

SPARK PLUG CAP

Install and hand tighten the spark plug to the cylin­der head, then tighten the spark plug to the speci­fied torque.

TORQUE: 22 N m (2.2 kgf m, 16 lbf-ft)

Connect the spark plug cap securely.

Install the fuel tank (page 3-8).

SPARK PLUG

RADIATOR COOLANT

CAP

"LOWER" LEVEL LINE

"UPPER" LEVEL LINE

CRANKCASE BREATHER

Check the coolant level of the reserve tank with the engine running at normal operating temperature.

The level should be between the "UPPER" and “LOWER" level lines.

If necessary, add recommended coolant.

RECOMMENDED ANTIFREEZE:

Pro Honda HP coolant or an equivalent high qual­ity ethylene glycol antifreeze containing silicate free corrosion inhibitors

Remove the filler cap and fill the "UPPER" level line with 1 : 1 mixture of distilled water and antifreeze.

Install the filler cap.

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