2-30 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Wheel Alignment Inspection/Adjustment
Check that the notch [A] on the belt adjuster [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.
Drive Belt Wear and Damage Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground (see Rear Wheel Re-
moval in the Wheels/Tires chapter).
Remove the left side cover (see Left Side Cover Removal
in the Frame chapter).
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 belt worn past the nylon fabric facing must be
replaced. Such a worn belt may cause a serious