2-30 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the axle cotter pin [A], and loosen the axle nut
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack (see
Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter).
Loosen the belt adjuster locknuts [C] on the both sides.
If the belt is too tight, back out the left and right belt ad-
juster nuts [D], and kick the wheel forward until the belt is
Turn in the left and right belt adjuster nuts evenly until the
drive belt has the correct amount of deflection.
To keep the belt and wheel aligned, the notch on the belt
adjuster should align with the same swingarm mark [E]
that the other side notch aligns with.
Tighten both belt adjuster locknuts.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Tighten both belt adjaster locknuts, and make sure
the axle stays aligned.
Tighten the axle nut.
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m, 80 ft·lb)
Inspect the drive belt deflection (see Drive Belt Deflection
Readjust if necessary.
Insert a new cotter pin [A].
When inserting the cotter pin, if the slots in the nut do
not align with the cotter pin hole in the axle, tighten the
nut clockwise [B] up to next alignment.
It should be within 30 degrees.
Loosen once and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
Bend the cotter pin [A] over the nut.
A loose axle nut can lead to an accident resulting in
serious injury or death. Tighten the axle nut to the
proper torque and install a new cotter pin.
Check the rear brake for weak braking power and brake