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.
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.
Check the rear brake for good braking power and no
After servicing, it takes several applications of the
brake pedal before the brake pads contact the disc,
which could result in increased stopping distance
and cause an accident resulting in injury or death.
Do not attempt to ride the motorcycle until a firm
brake pedal is obtained by pumping the pedal until
the pads are against the disc.
Refer to the Wheel Bearing Inspection in the Periodic
Spoke Tightness Inspection
Refer to the Spoke Tightness Inspection in the Periodic
Rim Runout Inspection
Refer to the Rim Runout Inspection in the Periodic Main-