Periodic Maintenance Procedures
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
ride after belt replacement.
Check to see if wheel alignment is properly adjusted.
The left and right notches on the belt adjuster should point
to the same marks or positions on the swingarm.
If they do not, adjust wheel alignment (see Wheel Align-
Reserve Tank Cover (see Reserve Tank Removal in the
Cooling System chapter)
Using the jack under the frame, lift the rear wheel off the
ground (see Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires
Visually inspect the belt for damage (see Belt Wear and
If the belt is damaged, replace it with a new one.
Mark the initial belt position [A] on the belt cover window.
Using the tension gauge [A], push up 45 N (4.5 kgf, 10
lb) of force from under and on the center of the belt at the
front side of the swingarm cross pipe [B].
Measure the deflection (length between initial belt posi-
tion [A] and position [B] after it measure it) of the belt (at
the belt cover window).
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