2-24 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Drive Chain Slack Inspection
Raise the rear wheel off the ground, rotate the rear wheel
to find the place where the chain is tightest (because it
Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspec-
tion in the Final Drive chapter), and adjust it if necessary
(see Drive Chain Slack Adjustment).
Clean the drive chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it
Push up the chain midway between the engine sprocket
and rear sprocket.
Measure the space (chain slack) [A] between the chain
and the swingarm as shown.
If the drive chain slack exceeds the standard, adjust it.
Drive Chain Slack
Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Cotter Pin [A]
Rear Torque Link Nut [B]
Axle Nut [C]
Brake Adjusting Nut [D]
Right and Left Chain Adjuster Locknuts [E]
If you don't loosen the torque link nut, it may lead
to the brake parts damage when the adjusters are
If the chain is too tight, back out the left and right chain
adjusting nuts [A] evenly, and push the wheel forward until
the chain is too loose.
Turn both chain adjusting nuts evenly until the drive chain
has the correct amount of slack. To keep the chain and
wheel properly aligned, the notch [B] on the right chain
adjuster [C] should align with the same swingarm mark
[D] that the left chain adjuster notch aligns with.
Check the wheel alignment.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Be sure the wheel is properly aligned.
11 ∼ 16 mm (0.4 ∼ 0.6 in.)
8 ∼ 13 mm (0.3 ∼ 0.5 in.)