Apply a thin coat of grease [A] to the rear axle [B] for rust
About 10 mm (0.4 in.) [C]
About 70 mm (2.8 in.) [D]
Do not apply grease to the threads of the axle.
Insert the axle from the right side of the wheel.
Adjust the drive chain slack before tightening the axle nut
(see Drive Chain Slack Inspection in the Periodic Mainte-
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 110 N·m (11.2 kgf·m, 81.1 ft·lb)
Wipe off any excess grease.
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 degrees.
Loosen once and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
Bend the cotter pin ends [A] over the nut [B].
A loose axle nut can lead to an accident resulting in
serious injury or death. Tighten the axle nut to the
proper torque and install a new cotter pin.
Install the rear wheel rotation sensor [A].
Torque - Rear Wheel Rotation Sensor Bolt [B]: 25 N·m (2.5
kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Check the rear brake effectiveness (see Brake Operation
Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
After servicing, it takes several applications of the
brake pedal before the brake pads contact the disc,
which could result in increased stopping distance
and cause an accident resulting in injury or death.
Do not attempt to ride the motorcycle until a firm
brake pedal is obtained by pumping the pedal until
the pads are against the disc.