Tighten the adjuster nut carefully to remove freeplay
A Align slots in the locknut with tabs on the lockwasher ...
B ... then bend tabs up to secure locknut
Tighten the fork clamp bolts to the specified torque
Lis Every 8000 miles
Checking for play in the wheel bearings
Renew the chain slider if wear reaches the indicators (arrowed)
illustration).Also rotate the wheel and check that it rotates smoothly. 3 If any play is detected in the hub, or if the wheel does not rotate smoothly (and this is not due to brake or transmission drag), the wheel bearings must be removed and inspected for wear or damage (see Chapter 7).
21 Wheels and tyres-
1 Check the tyre condition and tread depth thoroughly - see Daily (pre-ride) checks.
2 Cast wheels are virtually maintenance free, but they should be kept clean and checked periodically for cracks and other damage. Also check the wheel runout and alignment (see Chapter 7). Never attempt to repair cast wheels; they must be renewed if damaged.
3 Check the valve rubber for signs of damage
Drive chain slider-
or deterioration and have it renewed if necessary. Also, make sure the valve stem cap is in place and tight. Check that the wheel balance weights are fixed firmly to the wheel rim. If the weights have fallen off, have the Wheel rebalanced by a motorcycle tyre specialist.
1 Remove the front sprocket cover (see Chapter 6). Inspect the drive chain slider on the swingarm for wear. If the slider is worn to either limit line indicated by two arrows (see illustration)it must be renewed (see Chapter 6).
Nuts and boH
1 Since vibration of the machine tends to loosen fasteners, all nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
should be periodically checked for proper tightness.
2 Pay particular attention to the following: Spark plugs
Engine oil drain plug
Engine mounting bolts
Exhaust system bolts/nuts
Handlebar clamp bolts
Headlamp mounting bolts (unfaired models)
Gearchange pedal bolt
Footrest and stand bolts
Front axle nut and axle clamp bolt
Front fork clamp bolts (top and bottom
yoke) Shock absorber and swingarm bolts/nuts Rear axle nut