When inserting the cotter pin, if the slots in the nut do
not align with the cotter pin hole in the axle shaft, tighten
the nut clockwise [A] up to next alignment.
It should be within 30 degree.
Loosen one and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
If the axle nut is not securely tightened, or the cotter
pin is not installed, an unsafe riding condition may
Check the rear brake for good braking power and no
Do not attempt to drive the motorcycle until a full
brake pedal is obtained by pumping the brake pedal
until the pads are against the disc. The brake will
not function on the first application of the pedal if
this is not done.
Refer to the Wheel Bearing Inspection in the Periodic
Spoke Tightness Inspection
Refer to the Spoke Tightness Inspection in the Periodic
Rim Runout Inspection
Refer to the Rim Runout Inspection in the Periodic Main-
Visually inspect the front and rear axle for damages.
If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it.
Place the axle in V blocks that are 100 mm (3.937 in.) [A]
apart, and set a dial gauge on the axle at a point halfway
between the blocks. Turn the axle to measure the runout.
The difference between the highest and lowest dial read-
ings is the amount of runout.
If the runout exceeds the service limit, replace the axle.
Axle Runout/100 mm (3.94 in.)
TIR 0.1 mm (0.004 in.) or less
Service Limit: TIR 0.2 mm (0.008 in.)