Do not use any harsh chemical products on plastic parts. Be sure to avoid using cloths or sponges which have been in contact with strong or abrasive cleaning products, solvent or thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- movers or inhibitors, brake flu- id, antifreeze or electrolyte. Do not use high-pressure wash- ers or steam-jet cleaners since they cause water seepage and deterioration in the following ar- eas: seals (of wheel and swing- arm bearings, fork and brakes), electric components (couplers, connectors, instruments, switch- es and lights), breather hoses and vents.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
For motorcycles equipped with a windshield: Do not use strong cleaners or hard sponges as they will cause dulling or scratching. Some cleaning compounds for plastic may leave scratches on the wind- shield. Test the product on a small hidden part of the wind- shield to make sure that it does not leave any marks. If the wind- shield is scratched, use a quali- ty plastic polishing compound after washing.
After riding in the rain, near the sea or on salt-sprayed roads Since sea salt or salt sprayed on roads during winter are extremely corrosive in combination with water, carry out the following steps after each ride in the rain, near the sea or on salt-sprayed roads.
NOTE: Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may
remain well into spring.
1. Clean the motorcycle with cold water and a mild detergent, after the engine has cooled down.
After normal use Remove dirt with warm water, a mild detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Use a toothbrush or bottlebrush for hard-to-reach areas. Stubborn dirt and insects will come off more easily if the area is covered with a wet cloth for a few minutes before cleaning.
Do not use warm water since it in- creases the corrosive action of the salt.
2. After drying the motorcycle, apply a corrosion protection spray on all metal, including chrome- and nick- el-plated, surfaces to prevent cor- rosion.