2-36 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
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.
If the rear axle nut is not securely tightened or the
cotter pin is not installed, an unsafe riding condi-
tion may result.
Wheel Alignment Inspection
Check that the notch [A] on the left alignment indicator [B]
aligns with the same swingarm mark or position [C] that
the right alignment indicator notch aligns with.
If they do not, adjust the chain slack and align the wheel
alignment (see Drive Chain Slack Adjustment).
Wheel alignment can be also checked using the
straightedge or string method.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear, and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
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