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Drive Chain

Drive Chain Lubrication
Lubrication is necessary after riding
through rain or on wet roads, or any
time that the chain appears dry.
Use a lubricant for sealed chains to
prevent deterioration of chain seals. If
the chain is especially dirty, clean it
using a cleaner for sealed chains fol-
lowing the instructions supplied by the
chain cleaner manufacturer.
Apply lubricant to the sides of the
rollers so that it will penetrate to the
rollers and bushings. Apply lubricant
to the seals so that the seals will be
coated with lubricant. Wipe off any
excess lubricant.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Wipe off any lubricant that gets on the
tire surface.
Drive Chain Slack Inspection
Set the motorcycle up on its side
stand.
Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubri-
cate it if it appears dry.
Rotate the rear wheel to find the po-
sition where the chain is tightest, and
measure the maximum chain slack
by pulling up and pushing down the
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