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Wheels Inspection; Spoke Tightness Inspection; Rim Runout Inspection; Axle Inspection - Kawasaki KX250F Service Manual

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Wheels (Rims)
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
brake drag.
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.

Wheels Inspection

Refer to the Wheel Bearing Inspection in the Periodic
Maintenance chapter.

Spoke Tightness Inspection

Refer to the Spoke Tightness Inspection in the Periodic
Maintenance chapter.

Rim Runout Inspection

Refer to the Rim Runout Inspection in the Periodic Main-
tenance chapter.

Axle Inspection

Visually inspect the front and rear axle for damages.
If the axle is damaged or bent, replace it.
Place the axle on V blocks that are 100 mm (3.94 in.)
[A] apart, and set a dial gauge [B] on the axle at a point
halfway between the blocks.
Turn [C] the axle to measure the runout.
The difference between the highest and lowest dial read-
ings is the amount of runout.
Axle Runout/100 mm (3.94 in.)
Standard:
TIR 0.1 mm (0.004 in.) or less
Service Limit: TIR 0.2 mm (0.008 in.)
If the runout exceeds the service limit, replace the axle.
WARNING
WHEELS/TIRES 10-9

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