2-30 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Drive Chain Lubrication Condition Inspection
If a special lubricant is not available, a heavy oil such as
SAE 90 is preferred to a lighter oil because it will stay on
the chain longer and provide better lubrication.
If the chain appears especially dirty, clean it before lubri-
The O-rings between the side plates seal in the lu-
bricant between the pin and the bushing. To avoid
damaging the O-rings and resultant loss of lubri-
cant, observe the following rules.
Use only kerosene or diesel oil for cleaning of the O
-ring of the drive chain. Any other cleaning solution
such as gasoline or trichloroethylene will cause de-
terioration and swelling of the O-ring. Immediately
blow the chain dry with compressed air after clean-
ing. Complete cleaning and drying the chain within
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.
25 ∼ 35 mm (1.0 ∼ 1.4 in.)