Replace the cotter pin [A] with a new one.
Insert a new cotter pin.
Bend the cotter pin over the axle.
A loose axle nut can lead to an accident resulting in
serious injury or death. Tighten the axle nut to the
proper torque and install a new cotter pin.
Adjust the drive chain slack (see Drive Chain Slack In-
spection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).
Check the rear brake for good braking power and no
After servicing, it takes several applications of the
brake pedal before the brake pads contact the disc,
which could result in increased stopping distance
and cause an accident resulting in injury or death.
Do not attempt to ride the motorcycle until a firm
brake pedal is obtained by pumping the pedal until
the pads are against the disc.
Refer to the Wheel Bearing Inspection in the Periodic
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-
Rim Installation Position
When installing the rim, set the rim following position.
Install the front rim so that the marked side faces left.
The distance [A] from the brake disc seating surface [B]
of the front hub [C] to left end of the front rim [D] should
be as follows.
[E] View from Rear
Distance: 24 ±0.5 mm (0.94 ±0.02 in.)