Preoperation Checks

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Owners are personally responsible for their vehicle's condition. Your motorcycle's vital functions can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly, even if it remains unused (for instance, if it is exposed to the elements). Any damage, fluid leak or loss of tire pressure could have serious consequences. Therefore, it is very important that, in addition to a thorough visual inspection, you check the following points before each ride.

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PRE-OPERATION CHECK LIST

ITEM

CHECKS

PAGE

Front brake

• Check operation, free play, fluid level and vehicle for fluid leakage.

• Fill with DOT 4 brake fluid if necessary.

6-19 ~ 6-23

Rear brake

• Check operation, condition and free play.

• Adjust if necessary.

6-20 ~ 6-22

Clutch

• Check operation, condition and free play.

• Adjust if necessary.

6-19

Throttle grip and housing

• Check for smooth operation.

• Lubricate if necessary.

6-15, 6-24

• Fill with oil if necessary.

6-11 ~ 6-12

Final gear oil

• Check vehicle for leakage.

6-13

Wheels and tires

• Check tire pressure, wear, damage and spoke tightness.

• Tighten spokes if necessary.

6-16 - 6-18

Control and meter cable

• Check for smooth operation.

• Lubricate if necessary.

6-24

Brake and shift pedal shafts

• Check for smooth operation.

• Lubricate if necessary.

6-24

Brake and clutch lever pivots

• Check for smooth operation.

• Lubricate if necessary.

6-25

Sidestand pivot

• Check for smooth operation.

• Lubricate if necessary.

6-25

ITEM

CHECKS

PAGE

Chassis fasteners

• Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened.

• Tighten if necessary.

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• Fill with fuel if necessary.

3-7

Lights, signals and switches

• Check for proper operation.

Pre-operation checks should be made each time the motorcycle is used. Such an inspection can be thoroughly accomplished in a very short time; and the added safety it assures is more than worth the time involved.

A WARNING

• If any Item in the PRE-OPERATION CHECK is not working properly, have it inspected and repaired before operating the motorcycle.

• The engine, exhaust system will be very hot after the engine has been run. Be careful not to touch them or to allow any clothing item to contact them during inspection or repair.

Starting and warming up a cold engine 5-1

Starting a warm engine 5-4

Shifting 5-4

To start out and accelerate 5-5

To decelerate 5-5

Recommended shift point 5-5

Engine break-in 5-6

Parking 5-6

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  • eric
    How much brake fluid for dragstar?
    7 years ago

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