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SUPPLEMENT
CHAPTER NINE
WHEELS, TIRES, AND BRAKES
Refer to Tables 21-23 for 1982 and later
brake system wear limit specifications that
differ from 1981 models. Tables 24-27
contain chassis torque specification changes
for 1982 and later models.
REAR WHEEL
1. Support the motorcycle with the rear
wheel off the ground.
2. Loosen the torque link bolts, the chain
adjuster locknuts and the chain adjuster bolts.
3. Remove the drive chain cover:
4. Remove the cotter pin and remove the
rear axle nut.
5. Pull the axle out of the wheel.
6. Remove the drive chain from the rear
sprocket and drape it over the left-hand side
of the swing arm.
7. Carefully slide the brake caliper off of the
disc.
8. Remove the wheel.
CA UTION
Do not set the wheel down on the brake
disc surface. It may get warped or
scratched.
9.
the
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NOTE
Insert the axle back through the swing
arm and caliper to support the caliper.
NOTE
You may want to insert a piece of wood
in the caliper in place of the disc. Ifthe
brake pedal is accidentally pushed, the
caliper piston could be dislocated,
which may require caliper disassembly
and brake system bleeding.
To install, reverse the removal steps. Note
following:
..
The chain adjusters must be installed
with the "IN" mark facing inward.
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