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Spoke Inspection; Rim Inspection; Axle Inspection - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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Spoke Inspection
• Check
that all the spokes are tightened evenly.
*
If spoke tigh tness is uneven or loose, torque the spoke nipples evenly.
Torque
-
Spoke
Nipples:
1.5
_
2.1 N·m (0,15
-
0.21
kg-m,
13
_
18In_lb)
Check the rim
ru nou
t.
J.,WARNING
" any spoke
breaks,
it
should be replaced
Immediately.
A missing
spoke places an additional load on the other
spokes,
which will
eventually cause other spokes to
break.
Rim Inspection
Place the Jack under the frame so
t
hat the front/ rear wheel
is
raised off
the ground.
Special Tool -
Jack:
57001-1238
Inspect the rim for small cracks, dents, bending. or warping.
*
If there is any damage to
t
he rim,
it
must be replaced.
e
Set a dial gauge
against
the side of the rim, and rotate the rim to
measure the axial funout (A]. The
difference between the
highest
and
lowest
dial readings
is
the amount of runout.
• Set
a dial gauge against the
outer
circumference of the rim. and rotate
the
rim
to measure radial runout [8]. The difference between the
highest and lowest dial
read
ings is the
amount
of
runout.
*
If rim runout exceeds the service limit. check the hub bearings first.
Replace them if they are damaged. If the problem is not
d
ue to the
bearings. correct the
rim warp
(runout).
A
certain amount of rim
warp
can be corrected by recentering the
rim.
loosen some spokes and
tighten others
within
the standard torque to change the position of
d
ifferent parts of the rim. If the
rim
is badly bent. however.
it
must be
replaced.
Rim Runout (with tire installed)
Standard
Service
limit
Axial
under
0.5
mm
2mm
Rad
ial
under
0.8
mm
2mm
Axle
Inspection
Place the axle in V blocks that are 100 mm
[AJ
apart. and set a dial
gauge
[
BJ on the axle at a point halfway between the blocks. Turn
[C)
the axle to measure the runout.
The difference between the
highest
and
lowest
dial
read
ings is the
amount
of (unout.
*
if runou
t
exceeds the service limit, replace the axle.
Axle
RunouUl00
mm
Standard:
TlR 0.10 mm or less
Service
Limit:
TIR
0.2 mm
WHEELS
/
TIRES 8-7

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