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Drive Chain; Slack Inspection; Slack Adjustment - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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9-4 FINAL DRIVE
Drive Chain
Slack Inspection
.
Support
the motorcycle
on its side stand .
Check
to see thaI the notches
[AJ of
the
adjusters
fB]
on both sides
afe in
the
same
relative position.
*
If
they
are
not,
adjust
t
he chain slack and align them.
Misalignment of the wheel will
result In abnormal wear and
may
result
In
an unsafe riding
condition.
NOTE
o
Clean the drive chain if
it is
dirty, and lubricate
it
if
it
appears dry .
Rotate
the
rear
wheel
to find the
position where Ihe chain is lightest.
.Measure
the
space (chain slack) [AJ
between
Ihe chain and the
5wingarm
at
the
rear of
the chain
slipper as shown.
*
If
the
drive
chain slack exceeds the
standard,
adjust
it.
Chain Slack
Standard:
Too Tight:
Too
loose:
Slack Adjustment
55 -65mm
Less than 55 mm
More than
70 mm
Remove the cotter pin
[Al and loosen
the
axle
nut
(B).
.Rotate
the
chain adjuster
[C]
at each end of the swingarm to obtain
the
specified
chain slack .
Check to
see that
the notches
[0] on both sides are in
the
same
relative position.
Misalignment
of
the wheel will result
In abnormal wear and
may
resu" In an unsafe riding condition
.
Tighten the
axle
nut.
Torque
~
Rear Axle
Nut:
98
N·m (10.0 kg-m, 72 ft·lb)
.Rotate
the wheel.
measure
the
chain slack again at the
tightest
position, and
readjust if
necessary .
• Install
a
new
caner
pin through
the axle nut and axle, and spread its
ends.
" the axte nut Is not
securely
tightened,
or the
cotter
pin
installed, unsafe riding condition may result.
. Check
the rear brake
(see
Brakes
chapter).
NOTE
o
In wet
and muddy condiuons. mud
sticks
to
the chain and sprockets
resulting in
an
ovedy ught chain and the chain may
break.
To
prevent
this, adjust
the chain
to
60 - 70 mm
of
slack. whenever
necessary.
~;

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