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CHAPTER NINE
e. Torque the rear axle nut and brake anchor
nut as specified in Table
3.
f. After the wheel is installed. spin it to make
sure it turns freely and apply the brake
several times to make sure the pads are
seated against the disc.
Rear Sprocket Replacement
Replace the sprocket any time the teeth are
worn or undercut as shown in Figure 15.
A
worn sprocket will quickly wear out a new
drive chain.
Install a new sprocket with the numbered
side facing out (Figure 16). Torque the sprocket
nuts as specified in Table 3. If there are
lockplates under the sprocket nuts. bend up a
tab on the lockplate against each sprocket nut.
WHEEL BEARINGS
AND SEALS
The original wheel bearings are not fully
sealed and require periodic lubrication in
accordance with the maintenance schedule
(Table 1 ) in Chapter Three.
If bearing replacement is necessary, fully
sealed bearings are available from any good
bearing specialty shop. Be sure you take your
old bearing along to ensure a perfect matchup.
Fully sealed bearings provide better protection
from dirt and moisture that may get into the
hub.
Inspection and Lubrication
1. Clean away all old grease.
2. Check the inner and outer bearing races and
balls for cracks, galling or pitting. Rotate the
bearings by hand and check for roughness: they
should make no noise (Figure 17). Replace any
worn or damaged bearings.
3.
Pack the bearings thoroughly with
high-temperature grease. forcing the grease
around the balls.
4. Inspect all grease seals for wear or damage
and replace them if necessary.
Replacement
To disassemble the wheel hubs, refer to
Figure 5, Figure 6, Figure 11 or Figure 14.
1. Remove any seal retaining circlips (Figure
18).
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