4.2 - MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Keeping your motorcycle in perfect operating condition is absolutely essential to your safety. It is also the best way to protect your investment, get maximum performance, avoid breakdowns, and have more fun. To help keep your motorcycle well maintained, this section includes a maintenance schedule for required servicing and step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific maintenance tasks. In this section you will also find important safety precautions, information on oils, and tips for keeping your AJ1 looking good.
Careful pre-ride inspections and good maintenance are invaluable because your motorcycle is designed to be ridden over rough, off-road terrain. To help you properly care for your motorcycle, this section provides you with a maintenance schedule. The service intervals in this section are based on average riding conditions. More frequent service is needed if you subject your motorcycle to severe use, such as competition, or ride in unusually wet and dusty areas. Frequent checks of the air cleaner are very important to help you avoid engine damage.
Remember, proper maintenance is the responsibility of the owner. Be sure to inspect your motorcycle before each ride and follow the maintenance schedule in this section.
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance or repairs. This will help eliminate the following hazards:
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Engine Exhaust – Be sure you have adequate ventilation whenever you operate the engine.
- Burns from Hot Motorcycle Parts – Let the engine and exhaust system cool off before you touch them.
- Injury from Moving Parts – Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so.
Read all instructions before you begin a procedure. Make sure you have all of the tools and skills required. To help prevent the motorcycle from falling over, park it on a firm, level surface, using the side stand or a maintenance stand to provide support. To reduce the chance of a fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Use only a non-flammable (high flash point) solvent such as kerosene to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from all fuel related parts.
To keep your motorcycle safe and reliable when you ride, regular inspections and service is required.
Below you will find a maintenance schedule that describes when components need to be inspected or serviced. The maintenance schedule lists item that can be performed with basic mechanical skills and hand tools. In addition, the maintenance schedule will list items that involve more extensive procedures and could require special training, tools and/or equipment.
Because this motorcycle does not have an odometer, service intervals in the maintenance schedule are expressed in terms of riding days. To avoid missing required maintenance, we suggest that you develop a good way to record the amount of time you spend riding your monocycle. If you do not feel capable of performing any of the procedures described in this manual or if you need assistance, please contact your nearest AJ1 dealer. If you decide to do your own maintenance, use only replacement parts that you have purchased from a AJ1 dealer or parts purchased directly from AJ1. This will ensure the best quality and reliability for your motorcycle.
Always perform the pre-ride inspection described on page 16 at each scheduled maintenance interval.
Each item on the maintenance schedule requires some mechanical knowledge. You will find that some items in the table (marked * and **) may require a higher level of mechanical skill and special tools. If you do not feel capable of performing any procedure, please consult your nearest AJ1 dealer.
* Indicates items that require a moderate to high level of mechanical skill. We recommend service by a AJ1 dealer if the owner is not mechanically qualified.
** Indicates items and procedures that require special tools.
Note: Service your motorcycle more frequently when you ride in wet or dusty conditions.
Maintenance Procedures: I = Inspect (clean, adjust or replace if needed), C = Clean, A = Adjust, L
= Lubricate, R = Replace