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.
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.
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-
Visually inspect the front and rear axle for damages.
If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it.
Place the axle in V blocks that are 100 mm (3.937 in.) [A]
apart, and set a dial gauge on the axle at a point halfway
between the blocks. Turn the axle to measure the runout.
The difference between the highest and lowest dial read-
ings is the amount of runout.
If the runout exceeds the service limit, replace the axle.
Axle Runout/100 mm (3.94 in.)
TIR 0.1 mm (0.004 in.) or less
Service Limit: TIR 0.2 mm (0.008 in.)