Engage the drive chain with the rear sprocket.
Install the caliper bracket [A] onto the swingarm stop [B].
Insert the axle from the right side of the wheel, and tighten
the axle nut.
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 127 N·m (13 kgf·m, 94 ft·lb)
Adjust the drive chain slack after installation (see Drive
Chain Slack Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chap-
Insert a new cotter pin [A].
When inserting the cotter pin, if the slots in the nut do
not align with the cotter pin hole in the axle, tighten the
nut clockwise [B] up to next alignment.
It should be within 30°.
Loosen once and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
Install the rear caliper and chain cover (see appropriate
Check the rear brake effectiveness (see Brake Operation
Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
Do not attempt to drive the motorcycle until a full
brake pedal is obtained by pumping the brake pedal
until the pads are against the disc. The brake will
not function on the first application of the pedal if
this is not done.
Bend the cotter pin [A] over the nut.
If the rear axle nut is not securely tightened or the
cotter pin is not installed, an unsafe riding condi-
tion may result.
Raise the front/rear wheel off the ground.
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Jack Attachment: 57001-1608
Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding.
If the roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bear-
ings (see Hub Bearing Removal/Installation).
Inspect the wheel for small cracks, dents, bending, or
If there is any damage to the wheel, replace the wheel.