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Wheel Alignment Inspection; Wheel Alignment Adjustment; Wheel Inspection; Spoke Inspection - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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-
Adjust the drive chain slack (see
Drive
Chain Slack
Inspection
in the
final Drive
chapter).
-
Tighten
t
he
axle
nut to
the specified torque.
Tightening Torque
98N-m (10 kg-m
.
72 h -Ib)
-
Replace the cotter
pin
wit
h
a new
one.
-
The
caliper
mounting bo lts to the
specified to rque
.
Tightening Torque
25N-m 12.5 kg-m
.
18 h-Ib)
-
Check
the rear
brake fo
r
weak
braking power
a nd
brake
drag.
AWARNING
Do not attempt to drive the motorcycle until a full
brake pedal is obtained by pumping the brake pe-
dal until the pads are against the disc
.
The brake
will not function on the first application of the
pe-
dal if this is not done.
Wheel Alignment Inspection
-
Refer to
Wheel
Alignm
ent
Inspection in
the final
Drive
chapter.
Wheel
A lignment Adjustment
-Refer
to Wheel
Align
ment
Adjustment in the Final
Drive
chapter.
Wheel Inspection
-
Place a Jack
or block
under
the
motorcycle so that
the
fron
t/rea
r
wheel
is
raised
off the
ground
.
-
Spin the wheel lightly. and check
for
roughness
or
binding.
*If
roughness or binding is found.
replace
or lubri-
cate the
hub
bearings.
-
Visually inspect the front and
rear axles for
damage.
*
if an
axle is
damaged
or bent. replace
it.
Spoke Inspection
-
Check
that
a
ll
the spokes a
re
tightened
evenly.
*
If
spoke tightness is
uneven
or
loose,
tighten the
spoke
nipples to
the
specified
torque
evenl
y.
Tightening Torque
:
1.5N-m {0 ,15
kg-m.
13 in-Ibl
(not over 3N-m (0 .3 kg-m. 26 in-lblJ
-
Check the
rim runout.
WHEELSITIRES 8-7
AWARNING
If any
spoke
breaks.
it should be replaced
immedi-
ately
.
A missing
spoke
places an additional load
on the other spokes. which will eventually cause
other spokes to break.
Rim
Inspec tion
-
Inspect the
rim
for
sm
all
cracks,
de
nts,
bending, or
warping.
*
If t here
is
any
dam
age
to the
rim
.
it mu st
be re-
pla
ced
.
-
Set a
dial
gauge
agai
nst
the
side
of
t he
rim. and
rotate
the
rim to measure the axial
runou
t.
The
dif·
ference between t he highest and lowest
d
ial
read ings
is
the a
mount
of
(Unout.
-
Set
a d ial
gauge
aga
inst
the outer circumference
of
the
rim,and
rotate
the
rim
to
measure radial
runout.
The
difference between the highest
and
lowest
dial
read
ings
is the
amou
nt of
runout.
*
If
rim
runout
exceeds
the
service
limit,
check
the
wheel
bea rings
firs
t.
Replace them if they a
re
damaged.
If
the
problem
is not
due
to the
bearings.
correct
the
rim
warp
(runout).
A
certain
amount of
rim
warp
can be
corrected by
recente
rin
g
the
rim.
l oosen
some spokes
and tighten
others
within
the
standa
rd
torque to
c ha
nge
the position
of different
parts of the
rim
.
If
the
rim
is
bad ly
bent, however.
it
must
be
replaced
.
Rim Runout Iwlth tire Installed)
Standard
Service
limit
Axial
und er
0.5 mm
2
mm
Radial
under
0.8
mm
2
mm
A.
Ax
ial
Rim Ru
nou
t

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