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Construction of Tension Gauge
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1.
Plate
2.
Rod
3.
Upper Stop
4. Body
5. Spring
6.
Lower
Stop
•Check t
he
tension
at several
positions by rotating
the
rear
wheel.
Adjustment
is
acceptable
when
the top
of
the
upper
stop is
with
in
usable range
on
the
rod.
Table
51
Drive
Belt Tension (with tension gauge)
I
Usable
Range: 3 -
8
mm
J
*
If
the tensio
n is
out
of the
usable
range,
ad
just
it.
Tension Adjustment
•Loosen the
rear
torque link nut
~
If you
don't
loosen the torque
link
nut,
it
may
lead to the
brake parts damage
when the
adjusters
are set.
A. Torque Link Nut
B.
Belt
Adjuster
Locknut
SUPPLEMENT-1092 KZ305B 293
• Loosen
the
left and
right belt
adjuster
locknuts.
• Remove
the
cotter pin, and
loosen
the ax
le
nut
• When the
belt
is
too t ight,
back out
both
the
belt
adjusting
nuts
evenly, and kick
t
he wheel forward
unti
l
the belt is too
loose.
•Turn in
both the
belt
adjusting
nuts
evenly until
the drive belt
has
the correct tension. To keep
the
belt and
wheel
aligned, the
notch
on
t
he
left
belt
adjuster should align with
the
same swing arm mark
that the
right belt adjuster
notch
aligns
with.
A.
Adjusting Nut
D: Swing Arm Marks
B. Belt Adjuster
E. Axle
Nut
Cotter Pin
C.
Notch
F.
Axle
Nut
NOTE: 1.
Wheel
alignment
can also be
checked
using
the straightedge
or
string
met
hod.
2.
When
the
belt
is
replaced,
adjust the
tension
to
the
upper
limit.
l
WARNING
I
Misalignment
of the
wheel will result
in
.._ _____
abnormal
wear,
and may result in an un·
safe riding condition.
•Tighten
both
belt
adjuster locknuts, and make
sure
the
axle
stays
aligned
.
•Center
the
brake
panel assembly
in
the
brake drum.
This is
done
by
t
ightening
t
he
ax
le
nut
light ly,
spinn·
ing
the
wheel,
and
depress
the brake
pedal
fo
rceful
ly.
The
partially
tightened
ax le
nut al
lows
the
brake
panel
assembly
to
center
itself
within
the brake
drum
.
NOTE:
This
procedure
can
prevent a
soft,
or
"spongy
fee ling"
brake.
•Tighten
t
he
ax
le
nut
to
th~
speci fied
torque.
Table 52 Tightening Torque
Ax
le
Nut
:
88
N-m (9.0
kg·m,
65
ft-lb)
Torque
Link
Nut: 29
N-m (3.0
kg-m,
22
ft-
lb)

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