2-26 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Wheels and Tires
Tire Air Pressure Inspection
Remove the air valve cap.
Measure the tire air pressure with an air pressure gauge
[A] when the tires are cold (that is, when the motorcycle
has not been ridden more than a mile during the past 3
Adjust the tire air pressure according to the specifications
Air Pressure (when Cold)
Up to 180 kg (397 lb)
200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm², 28 psi)
Up to 97.5 kg (215 lb)
250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
97.5 ∼ 180 kg (215 ∼ 397 lb)
280 kPa (2.80 kgf/cm², 40psi)
Install the air valve cap.
Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection
Remove any imbedded stones [A] or other foreign parti-
cles [B] from tread.
Visually inspect the tire for cracks and cuts, and replace
the tire if necessary. Swelling or high spots indicate inter-
nal damage, requiring tire replacement.
Visually inspect the wheel for cracks, cuts and dents dam-
If any damage is found, replace the wheel if necessary.
Tire Tread Wear Inspection
As the tire tread wears down, the tire becomes more sus-
ceptible to puncture and failure. An accepted estimate is
that 90% of all tire failures occur during the last 10% of tread
life (90% worn). So it is false economy and unsafe to use
the tires until they are bald.