Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Apply oil to the sides of the rollers so that oil will penetrate
to the rollers and bushings. Apply the oil to the O-rings so
that the O-rings will be coated with oil.
Wipe off any excess oil.
Oil Applied Areas [A]
Drive Chain Slack Inspection
Check the slack with the motorcycle setting on its side-
Clean the chain if it is dirty, and lubricate it if it appears
Check the wheel alignment (see Wheel Alignment Inspec-
Rotate the rear wheel to find the position where the chain
Measure the vertical movement (chain slack) [A] midway
between the sprockets.
Drive Chain Slack
25 ∼ 35 mm (1.0 ∼ 1.4 in.)
If the chain slack is not within the standard, adjust it.
Drive Chain Slack Adjustment
Raise the rear wheel off the ground with the stand.
Remove the cotter pin [A], and loosen the axle nut [B].
Loosen the both chain adjuster locknuts [C].
If the chain is too loose, turn out the right and left chain
adjusters [D] evenly.
If the chain is too tight, turn in the right and left chain
adjusters evenly, and kick the wheel forward.
Turn the both chain adjusters evenly until the drive chain
has the correct amount of slack.
and wheel properly aligned, the notch [E] on the left
wheel alignment indicator [F] should align with the same
swingarm mark or position [G] that the right indicator
notch aligns with.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Be sure the wheel is properly aligned.
Tighten the both chain adjuster locknuts securely.
Torque - Rear Axle Nut: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m, 80 ft·lb)
Turn the wheel, measure the chain slack again at the tight-
est position, and readjust if necessary.
To keep the chain
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