Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Wheel Alignment Inspection/Adjustment
Check that the notch [A] on the indicator [B] aligns with
the same swingarm mark [C] or position that the other
side notch aligns with.
If they do not, adjust the belt deflection (see Belt Deflec-
tion Adjustment) and align the wheel alignment.
Wheel alignment can be also checked using the
straightedge or string method.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Be sure the wheel is properly aligned.
Drive Belt Wear and Damage Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the jack (see
Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter).
Left Saddlebag (see Saddlebag Removal in the Frame
Left Side Cover (see Side Cover Removal in the Frame
Visually inspect the belt [A] for wear and damage.
If the nylon fabric facing of any portion is worn off, and the
polyurethane compound is exposed, or belt is damaged,
replace the belt immediately with a new one.
Otherwise, refer to the Drive Belt Tooth Wear and Dam-
age Patterns and perform the according to the table of
Drive Belt Wear and Damage Analysis.
Whenever the belt is replaced, inspect the engine and
rear pulleys (see Pulley Wear Inspection in the Final Drive
A drive belt worn past the nylon fabric facing may
break and cause an accident resulting in serious
injury or death. Replace any drive belt worn beyond
the service limits.
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