Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Drive Belt Deflection Inspection
Belt deflection must be checked and adjusted when the
belt is cold (at room temperature).
Belt deflection also should be checked at first 1000 km
(621.4 mile) ride after belt replacement.
Check to see if wheel alignment is properly adjusted.
The left and right notches [A] on the belt adjusters [B]
should point to the same marks or positions [C] on the
If they do not, adjust the wheel alignment (see Wheel
Raise the rear wheel off the ground (see Rear Wheel Re-
moval in the Wheels/Tires chapter).
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
Visually inspect the belt for damage (see Drive Belt Wear
and Damage Inspection).
If the belt is damaged, replace it with a new one.
Mark the initial belt position [A] on the front of the belt
Using the tension gauge [C], push up the belt at the win-
dow [D] of the belt cover with 45 N of force.
Special Tool - Tension Gauge: 57001-1585
Mark the pushed up belt position [E].
Measure the deflection (length between mark [E] and [A])
of the belt.
The length between the mark line (front side and window)
of the belt cover is the 5 mm (0.19 in).
Push the belt by the gauge until the top surface [A] of
the stopper comes to the 45 N loaded scale [B], marked
Push up on the middle of the belt width. An inaccurate
reading will occur if the edge of the belt is pushed up.
Look parallel to the belt during inspection. An inaccu-
rate reading will occur if looking from any other angle.
Inspect the belt deflection at two positions by rotating the
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