9-6 FINAL DRIVE
Drive Chain Length
318.2 mm (12.50 -12.53 in.)
323 mm (12.7 in.)
Ifthe drive chain wear exceeds the service limit, re-
place the chain or an unsafe riding condition may
result. A chain that breaks or jumps off the sprock-
ets could snag on the engine sprocket or lock the
rear wheel, severely damaging the motorcycle and
causing it to go out of control.
For safety, use only the standard chain. It is an end-
less type and should not be cut for installation
Drive Chain Lubrication
81f a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as
SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it willstay on
the chain longer and provide better lubrication.
81f the chain appears especially dirty, clean it before lubri-
The O-rings between the side plates seal in the lu-
bricant between the pin and the bushing. To avoid
damaging the O-rings and resultant loss of lubri-
cant, observe the following rules.
Use only kerosene or diesel oil for cleaning an 0
-ring drive chain.
Any other cleaning
such as gasoline
will cause deterioration
swelling of the O-ring.
Immediately blow the chain dry with compressed air
Complete cleaning and drying the chain within 10
8 Apply oil to the sides of the rollers so that oil will penetrate
to the rollers and bushings. Apply the oil to the O-rings so
that the O-rings will be coated with oil.
8 Wipe off any excess oil.
Oil Applied Areas [A]
GK040607S 1 C