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Lubricating The Drive Chain - Yamaha DT230 Owner's Manual

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR
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1
b
2
3
1. Axle nut
4
2. Chain adjusting plate
To adjust the drive chain slack
5
1. Loosen the axle nut.
2. To tighten the drive chain, turn
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the adjusting plate on each side
of the swingarm in direction a.
7
To loosen the drive chain, turn
the adjusting plate on each side
8
of the swingarm in direction b,
and then push the rear wheel for-
ward.
9
NOTE:
Make sure that both adjusting plates
are in the same position for proper
wheel alignment.
cC
Improper drive chain slack will
overload the engine as well as
a
other vital parts of the motorcycle
and can lead to chain slippage or
breakage. To prevent this from
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occurring, keep the drive chain
slack within the specified limits.
3. Tighten the axle nut to the speci-
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fied torque.
Tightening torque:
Axle nut:
104 Nm (10.4 m
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Lubricating the drive chain

The drive chain must be cleaned and
lubricated at the intervals specified in
the periodic maintenance and lubrica-
tion chart, otherwise it will quickly
wear out, especially when riding in
dusty or wet areas. Service the drive
chain as follows.
cC
The drive chain must be lubricated
after washing the motorcycle or
riding in the rain.
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kg)
cC
To prevent damaging the O-rings,
do not clean the drive chain with
steam
washers or inappropriate solvents.
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1. Clean
the
drive
chain
kerosene and a small soft brush.
cleaners,
high-pressure
2. Wipe the drive chain dry.
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with
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