Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Insert a new cotter pin [A].
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°.
Loosen once and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
Bend the cotter pin [A] over the nut [B].
If the rear axle nut is not securely tightened or the
cotter pin is not installed, an unsafe riding condi-
tion may result.
Wheel Alignment Inspection
Check that the value [A] on the left wheel alignment ad-
juster [B] aligns with the same (left or right) edge [C] of
inspection window on the swingarm that the right wheel
alignment adjuster value aligns with.
If they do not, adjust the chain slack and align the wheel
alignment (see Drive Chain Slack Adjustment).
Wheel alignment can be also checked using the
straightedge or string method.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear, and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
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