Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Tighten both chain adjuster locknuts securely.
Tighten the axle nut.
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 64 N·m (6.5 kgf·m, 47 ft·lb)
Rotate the wheel, measure the chain slack again at the
tightest position, and readjust if necessary.
Tighten the rear torque link nut.
Torque - Rear Torque Link Nut: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Insert a new cotter pin [A] into the axle.
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 [A] over the nut [B].
Check the rear brake effectiveness.
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.
Drive Chain Wear Inspection
Remove the bolts [A] and take off the chain cover [B].
Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for dam-
aged rollers, and loose pins and links.
If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain (see
Drive Chain Removal and Installation in the Final Drive
Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry (see Drive Chain
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-25