Most countries may have their own regulations a mini-
mum tire tread depth: be sure to follow them.
Check and balance the wheel when a tire is replaced
with a new one.
Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment
Measure the tire air pressure with an air pressure gauge
[A] when the tires are cold (that is, when the motorcycle
has not been ridden more than a mile during the past 3
Install the air valve cap.
Adjust the tire air pressure according to the specifications
Air Pressure (when cold)
Up to 180 kg
Up to 180 kg
Drive Chain Wear Check
Drive Chain Slack Inspection
Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its side
Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears
Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspec-
Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain
Measure the vertical movement (chain slack) [A] midway
between the sprockets.
If the chain slack exceeds the standard, adjust it.
Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the axle nut [B].
Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C].
If the chain is too loose, turn out the left and right chain
adjuster [D] evenly.
If the chain is too tight, turn in the left and right chain
adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel forward.
Turn both chain adjusters evenly until the drive chain has
the correct amount of slack. To keep the chain and wheel
properly aligned, the notch [E] on the left wheel alignment
indicator [F] should align with the same swingarm mark or
position [G] that the right indicator notch aligns with.
(2.5 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
(2.9 kgf/cm², 42 psi)
25 ∼ 30 mm (1.0 ∼ 1.2 in.)
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