Check the drive chain slack (see Drive Chain Slack In-
spection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
Tighten the axle nut.
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 108 N·m (11 kg·m, 80 ft·lb)
Install the new cotter pin [A] and spread its end.
When inserting the cotter pin, if the slots in the nut do
not align with the cotter pin hole in the axle shaft, tighten
the nut clockwise [A] up to next alignment.
It should be within 30 degree.
Loosen one and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
If the axle nut is not securely tightened, or the cotter
pin is not installed, an unsafe riding condition may
Install the disc cover.
Check the rear brake for good braking power and no
Do not attempt to drive the motorcycle until a full
brake pedal is obtained by pumping the brake pedal
until the pads are against the disc. The brake will
not function on the first application of the pedal if
this is not done.
Place the jack under the frame so that the front/rear wheel
is raised off the ground.
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
Spin the wheel lightly, and check for roughness or binding.
If the roughness or binding is found, replace the hub bear-
Visually inspect the front and rear axles for damage.
If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it.
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-