2-28 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Apply oil to the sides of the rollers so that oil will penetrate
to the rollers and bushings. Apply the oil to the O-rings so
that the O-rings will be coated with oil.
Wipe off any excess oil.
Oil Applied Areas [A]
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.
Standard: 30 ∼ 40 mm (1.2 ∼ 1.6 in.)
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 in the left and right chain
adjuster nuts [D] evenly.
If the chain is too tight, turn out the left and right chain
adjuster nuts evenly, and kick the wheel forward.
Turn both chain adjuster nuts evenly until the drive chain
has the correct amount of slack. To keep the chain and
wheel properly aligned, the value [E] on the left wheel
alignment adjuster [F] should align with the same (left or
right) edge [G] of inspection window on the swingarm that
the right wheel alignment adjuster value aligns with.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Tighten both chain adjuster locknuts securely.
Tighten the axle nut.
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m, 80 ft·lb)
Turn the wheel, measure the chain slack again at the tight-
est position, and readjust if necessary.