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.
25 ∼ 35 mm (0.98 ∼ 1.38 in.)
Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Cotter Pin [A]
Rear Torque Link Nut [B]
Axle Nut [C]
Chain Adjuster Locknuts [D] (both sides)
Turn the chain adjusting nuts [E] forward or rearward until
the drive chain has the correct amount of chain slack. To
keep the chain and wheel properly aligned, the right rear
end [F] of the hole should align with the same graduation
that the left rear end 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 (see Rear Wheel Installation section
in the Wheels/Tires chapter).
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 88 N·m (9.0 kgf·m, 65 ft·lb)
Turn the wheel, measure the chain slack again at the tight-
est position, and readjust if necessary.
Tighten the torque link nut.
Torque - Torque Link Nut: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25 ft·lb)
Install a new cotter pin [A] to the rear axle.
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 degree.
Loosen once and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
FINAL DRIVE 10-5