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MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE

After cleaning

  • 1.

    Dry the motorcycle with a chamois or an absorbing cloth.

  • 2.

    Use a chrome polish to shine chrome, aluminum and stainless- steel parts, including the exhaust system. (Even the thermally in- duced discoloring of stainless- steel exhaust systems can be re- moved through polishing.)

  • 3.

    To prevent corrosion, it is recom- mended to apply a corrosion pro- tection spray on all metal, including chrome- and nickel-plat- ed, surfaces.

  • 4.

    Use spray oil as a universal clean- er to remove any remaining dirt.

  • 5.

    Touch up minor paint damage caused by stones, etc.

  • 6.

    Wax all painted surfaces.

  • 7.

    Let the motorcycle dry completely before storing or covering it.

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WARNING Make sure that there is no oil or wax on the brakes or tires. If necessary, clean the brake discs and brake linings with a regular brake disc cleaner or ac- etone, and wash the tires with warm water and a mild deter- gent. Before riding at higher speeds, test the motorcycle’s braking performance and cor- nering behavior.

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CAUTION:

Apply spray oil and wax spar- ingly and make sure to wipe off any excess. Never apply oil or wax to any rubber and plastic parts, but treat them with a suitable care product. Avoid using abrasive polishing compounds as they will wear away the paint.

NOTE: Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on

what products to use.

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