Drive Chain

Drive Chain Slack Inspection

• Refer to the Drive Chain Slack Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

• Refer to the Drive Chain Slack Adjustment in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Wheel Alignment Inspection/Adjustment

• Refer to the Wheel Alignment Inspection/Adjustment in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Drive Chain Wear Inspection

• Refer to the Drive Chain Wear Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Drive Chain Lubrication

• Refer to the Drive Chain Lubrication in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Drive Chain Removal

Rear Wheel (see Wheels/Tires chapter.)

Right Side Muffler Body (see Engine Top End chapter.)

Chain Cover Screws [A]

Chain Cover [B]

Mud Guard [C] (see Frame chapter.)

Swingarm (see Suspension chapter.)

Engine Sprocket Cover (see this chapter.)

• Disengage the drive chain [A] from the engine sprocket [B], and take it off the chassis.

Drive Chain Installation

• Engage the drive chain to the engine sprocket.

Swingarm (see Suspension chapter)

Rear Wheel (see Wheels/Tires chapter)

Engine Sprocket Cover

Mud Guard

Chain Cover

Right Side Muffler Body

• Adjust the chain slack after installing the chain (see Slack Adjustment).

Drive Chain Replacement

Chain Cover (see Drive Chain Removal)

Engine Sprocket Cover (see Engine Sprocket Removal)

EK JOINT TOOL #50 Body [A] Handlebar [B]

Cutting and Riveting Pin [C] For Cutting [D] For Riveting [E] Plate Holder (A) [F] Plate Holder (B) [G] Gauge [H]

• Screw pin holder until it touches chain pin.

• Be sure that cutting pin hits center of chain pin.

• Turn pin holder with wrench [B] clockwise to extract chain pin.

• Replace the link pin, link plate and grease seals.

• Apply grease to the link pins [A] and grease seals [B] [C].

• Engage the drive chain on the engine and rear sprockets.

• Insert the link pins in the drive chain ends.

• Install the link plate so that the mark [D] faces out.

• Push link plate by hand or plier to fix it.

• In case of grease seal chain, be sure to set grease seals correctly.

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