2-30 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Insert a new cotter pin [A].
When inserting the cotter pin, if the slots in the nut do
not align with the cotter pin hole in the axle, tighten the
nut clockwise [B] up to next alignment.
It should be within 30 degrees.
Loosen once and tighten again when the slot goes past
the nearest hole.
Bend the cotter pin [A] over the nut.
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.
Wheel Alignment Inspection
Check that the notch [A] on the left wheel alignment indi-
cator [B] aligns with the same swingarm mark or position
[C] that the right wheel alignment indicator notch aligns
If they do not, adjust the chain slack and align the wheel
alignment (see Drive Chain Slack Adjustment).
Wheel alignment can be also checked using the
straightedge or string method.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Be sure the wheel is properly aligned.