General

Maximum tire mileage and good handling qualities are directly related to care given wheels and tires. Wheels and tires should be inspected regularly tor wear. If handling problems occur, check 1.27 TROUBLESHOOTING for possible causes.

Preliminary Inspection - Brake Disc

1. Measure brake disc thickness for excessive wear. Minimum acceptable thickness is stamped on side of disc.

2. Replace disc if warped. Maximum allowable runout of a rear brake disc is 0.3 mm (0.012 in.).

3. If scored, replace disc.

Preliminary Inspection - Wheel/Tire

1. Block motorcycle underneath frame so front wheel is raised off the ground.

2. Inspect tire for wear and wear pattern. Remove wheel assembly and replace tire as necessary. See 2.26 TIRES.

3. Inspect air valve. Replace as necessary.

4. Inspect wheel bearing end play and service bearings if necessary. If end play is 0.051 mm (0.002 in.) or more, replace the wheel bearings. See 2.24 SEALED WHEEL BEARINGS.

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1. Disc wheel

2. CompensatorlaDv

3. Lockwasher (5)

4. Screw

5. Cushion compensator

7. Sprocket assembly (w/bearings)

9. Axle

10. Rear axle adjuster

11. Axle nut

12. Plug

13. Sleeve

14. Right side spacer

15. Fasteners (5)

16. Brake disc

17. Retaining ring

Figure 2-68. Rear Wheel Components

1. Block motorcycle underneath frame so weight of motorcycle is off of rear wheel.

NOTE

A scissors style jack will allow you to raise or lower the motorcycle at different points throughout the procedure to provide both clearance and alignment during removal and installation.

2. Remove right side cover and maxi-fuse.

3. See Figure 2-69. Remove fasteners holding lower debris deflector (4) to rear fork. Remove debris deflector.

4. If necessary, remove fasteners holding belt guard (1) to rear fork. Back lower shock bolt (2) out until belt guard is free and remove belt guard. Shock bolt retaining threads are integral to belt guard. Leave shock bolt in place to maintain alignment.

5. See Figure 2-70. Remove snap ring (2), axle nut (1) and adjuster (3) from right side of axle.

6. Relieve belt tension by rotating axle adjusters.

CAUTION

Support rear tire from underneath during removal. Failure to support rear tire may cause damage to the motorcycle as the axle is removed.

7. Tap axle towards left side until rear brake caliper is free.

8. See Figure 2-71. Slide rear caliper up off of brake disc towards front of motorcycle. Using a bungee cord, secure caliper to right side shock. Be sure rubber bumper stays with caliper.

9. Remove axle. Identify and set aside right and left spacers, right side axle adjuster, axle nut, and snap ring.

CAUTION

Polished aluminum wheels can be scratched or damaged when slid out of and into the rear fork. Exercise caution to avoid dragging wheel and sprocket surfaces against rear fork components.

10. Move wheel forward and slip belt off sprocket. Adjust height of the scissors jack to allow removing wheel assembly without damaging components.

NOTE

Note the height of the license plate bracket. Pulling the rear wheel can break off the reflector brackets.

11. Pull wheel and drive belt sprocket assembly from rear fork.

NOTE

Do not operate rear brake pedal with the rear wheel removed or the caliper piston may be forced out of piston bores. Reseating the piston requires disassembly of the caliper.

1. Belt guard

2. Lower shock bolt

3. Left side axle adjuster

4. Debris deflector

1. Belt guard

2. Lower shock bolt

3. Left side axle adjuster

4. Debris deflector

Figure 2-69. Rear Axle: Left Side

Figure 2-69. Rear Axle: Left Side

1. Axle nut

2. Snap ring

3. Right side spacer

4. Right side axle adjuster

1. Axle nut

2. Snap ring

3. Right side spacer

4. Right side axle adjuster

Figure 2-70. Rear Axle (right side)

Figure 2-71. Secured Caliper with Rubber Bumper

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