Ball and Needle Bearing Wear Inspection
Check the following ball bearings: shift drum LH, drive
shaft RH, and output shaft LH.
Since the ball bearings are made to extremely close toler-
ances, the wear must be judged by feel rather than mea-
surement. Clean each bearing in a high-flash point sol-
vent, dry it (do not spin the bearing while it is dry), and oil
it with engine oil.
Spin the bearing by hand to check its condition.
If the bearing is noisy, does not spin smoothly, or has any
rough spots, replace it.
Check the following needle bearings: drive shaft LH and
output shaft RH.
The rollers in a needle bearing normally wear very little,
and wear is difficult to measure. Instead of measuring,
inspect the bearing for abrasion, color change, or other
If there is any doubt as to the condition of a needle bear-
ing, replace it.
Shift Pedal, Shift Pedal Linkage Removal
Loosen the left footpeg mounting bolt and let the footpeg
Mark [A] the position of the shift pedal [B] on the sift shaft
so that it can be installed later in the same position.
Shift Pedal Mounting Bolt [C]
Front Shift Lever Clamp Bolts [E]
Front Shift Lever [F]
Rear Shift Lever Clamp Bolts
Rear Shift Lever
Shift Pedal, Shift Pedal Linkage Installation
Turn the shift linkage rod [A] so that the distance from the
front locknut end [B] to the rear locknut end [C] is 157.5
mm (6.2 in.) [D].
Torque - Shift Linkage Rod Locknuts: 11 N·m (1.1 kgf·m, 95
Install the rear shift lever so that the shift lever bolt posi-
tions vertically [E].
Install the front shift lever so that the shift lever bolt posi-
tions horizontally [F].
Tighten the shift lever clamp bolts.
Torque - Shift Lever Clamp Bolts: 11 N·m (1.1 kgf·m, 95