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ADJUSTMENT -CHASSIS
A. Mounting Bracket
B. Bolts
C.
Nut
-
Loosen the locknut of the lever.
-
To obtain the correct pedal position, loosen the lock-
nut, and then turn the brake pedal adjusting
bolt.
-
Tighten the locknut.
NOTE
~
If pedal position
is too
high,
loosen the
lock-
nut, and turn the master
cylinder
push
rod to give the
brake pedal plenty of play before
turning the
brake
pedal adjusting
bolt.
A. Adjusting
Bolt
C. Master Cylinder Push
Rod
B.
Locknut
D. Lever
-
To adjust pedal
free
play,
loosen the locknut, and turn
the master cylinder push rod.
Tighten the
locknut.
-To obtain correct brake
light
timing, bend the lever
to proper angle. Tighten the locknut.
-I
nstall the
mounting plate
with bolts and nut
lightly.
-Check the
brake pedal
position, pedal play, and opera-
tion
of brake light
switch
.
-check
for
brake
drag.
e<:heck braking
effectiveness.
-
Tighten the mounting bolts and nut of mounting plate
securely.
NOTES:
1. Be sure to adjust the pedal play and brake
light switch after adjusting the pedal
position,
and to
adjust the brake light switch after adjusting pedal
play.
2.
Always
make sure locknuts are
secure after
brake
adjustment.
3.
Always
check for
the specified
free
play
after adjust-
ing brake pedal
position or
free
play.
I
WARNING
I
Incorrect adjustment with
insufficient
.... _ _ _ ...
free play can cause brake heating and
drag. Skidding and loss of control may result.
STEERING
For
safety,
the steering should always be kept ad-
justed
so that the handlebar will turn freely but have
no
play.
If the steering is too tight; it will be difficult to
turn the handlebar quickly, the motorcycle may pull to
one side
,
and the steering stem bearings may be dam-
aged
.
If the steering is too loose, the handlebar will
vibrate and the motorcycle will be unstable and difficult
to
steer in a straight line.
To
check the steering adjustment:
-Set the
motorcycle on its center
stand.
-Using a jack
at the specified location under the
engine,
lift
the front wheel off the ground (Fig. G2).
-Push
the handlebar slightly to
either
side.
If
it con-
tinues
moving under its own
momentum,
the steering
is
not too
tight.
-Squat
in front
of the motorcycle and grasp the lower
ends
of the
front
fork.
Push
and pull the fork end
back and forth
.
If play
is felt,
the steering
is
too
loose.
To adjust the steering:
-Remove the fuel tank (Pg. 46) to avoid
damaging
the
painted
surface.
-Loosen
the front fork
upper
clamp bolts (2) and stem
head clamp
bolt.
-Remove the
handlebar
clamp
bolts
and lockwashers
(4 ea), and remove the clamp.
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