Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove any imbedded stones or other foreign particles
from the tread.
Repair or replace with a new one if necessary.
Visually inspect the tire for cracks and cuts.
Replace the tire, if any damage are noticed.
Swelling or high spots indicate internal damage, requiring
Some replacement tires may adversely affect han-
dling and cause an accident resulting in serious in-
jury or death. To ensure proper handling and sta-
bility, use only the recommended standard tires for
replacement, inflated to the standard pressure.
Check and balance the wheel when a tire is replaced
with a new one.
Spoke Tightness Inspection
Check that all the spokes are tightened evenly.
If spoke tightness is uneven or loose, tighten the spoke
Torque - Spoke Nipples: 3.9 N·m (0.40 kgf·m, 35 in·lb)
Check the rim runout (see Rim Runout Inspection).
A missing spoke places an additional load on
the other spokes, which will eventually cause
other spokes to break, creating the potential for
an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
Immediately replace any broken spoke(s).
Rim Runout Inspection
Place the jack under the frame so that the front/rear wheel
off the ground.
Special Tools - Jack: 57001-1238
Jack Attachment: 57001-1608
Inspect the rim for cracks, dents, bending, or warping.
If there is any damage to the rim, it must be replaced.
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