Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand (see
Rear Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter).
Inspect the roughness of the rear wheel bearing by push-
ing and pulling [A] the wheel.
Spin [B] the rear wheel lightly, and check for smoothly
turn, roughness, binding or noise.
If roughness, binding or noise is found, remove the rear
wheel and inspect the wheel bearing (see Rear Wheel Re-
moval, Hub Bearing Inspection in the Wheels/Tires chap-
ter) and coupling (see Coupling Bearing Inspection in the
Final Drive chapter).
Drive Chain Lubrication Condition Inspection
Lubrication is necessary after riding through rain or on wet
roads, or any time that the chain appears dry.
Use a lubricant for sealed chains to prevent deterioration
of chain seals. If the chain is especially dirty, clean it using a
cleaner for sealed chains following the instructions supplied
by the chain cleaner manufacturer.
The O-rings between the side plates seal in the lu-
bricant between the pin and the bushing. To avoid
damaging the O-rings and resultant loss of lubri-
cant, observe the following rules.
Use only chain cleaner for cleaning of the O-ring of
the drive chain. Any other cleaning solution such
as gasoline will cause deterioration and swelling
of the O-ring. Immediately blow the chain dry with
compressed air after cleaning. Complete cleaning
and drying the chain within 10 minutes.
Apply chain oil to the sides of the rollers so that oil will
penetrate to the rollers and bushings. Apply the oil to the
O-rings so that the O-rings will be coated with oil.
Wipe off any excess oil.
Oil Applied Areas [A]
Wipe off lubricant that gets on the tire surface.
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