Wheels xjcdadmin Thu, 04/23/2009 - 15:15




1.    Place the motorcycle on the center stand.

2.    Remove the front fender securing bolts and remove the fender.

3. Remove the cotter pin and wheel axle nut.

Remove the speedometer cable holder securing bolt.

1. Pinch bolt

5. Loosen the pinch bolt securing the axle.

6. Remove the axle shaft and the front wheel. In this case, make sure the motorcycle is properly supported.


Do not depress the brake lever when the wheel is off the motorcycle as the brake pads will be forced to shut.

7. Lower the wheel until the brake discs come off the calipers. Turn the calipers outward so they do not obstruct the wheel and remove the wheel.


B.   Front Axle Inspection

Remove any corrosion from the axle with fine emery cloth. Place the axle on a surface plate and check for bends. If bent, replace axle. Do not attempt to straighten a bent axle.

C.   Front Wheel Inspection

This motorcycle is equipped with aluminum wheels designed to be compatible with either tube or tubeless tires.

Tubeless tires are installed as standard equipment.


Do not attempt to use tubeless tires on a wheel designed for use only with tube-type tires. Tire failure and personal injury may results from sudden deflation.


Tube-type Wheel >

Tube-type Tires Only


Tubeless-type Wheel >

Tube-type or 
Tubeless tires




When using tube-type tires, be sure to install the proper tube also.

Refer to 'Tubeless Tire and Aluminum Wheel Manual" for the proper tubeless and aluminum wheel servicing.

1.    Check for cracks, bends or warpage of wheels. If a wheel is deformed or cracked, it must be replaced.

2.    Check wheel run-out. If the deflection exceeds the tolerance below, check the wheel bearings or replace the wheel as required.

Rim-run-out limits:


- 2 mm (0.079 in)


- 2 mm (0.079 in)

3.    Check wheel balance. Rotate the wheel lightly several times and observe resting position. If the wheel is not statically balanced, it will come to reset at the same position each time. Install an appropriate balance weight at lightest position (at top).


The wheel should be balanced with the brake disc installed.

4.    After installing a tire, ride conservatively to allow the tire to seat itself on the rim properly. Failure to allow proper seating may cause tire failure resulting in damage to the motorcycle and injury to the rider.

5.    After repairing or replacing a tire, check to be sure the valve stem lock nut is securely fastened. If not, torque it as specified.

Tightening torque: 0.15 m-kg (1.1 ft-lb) !

D. Replacing Wheel Bearings

If the bearings allow play in the wheel hub or if wheel does not turn smoothly, replace the bearings as follows:

1.    Clean the outside of the wheel hub.

2.    Drive the bearing out by pushing the spacer aside and tapping around the perimeter of the bearing inner race with a soft metal drift pin and hammer. The spacer "floats" between the bearings. Both bearings can be removed in this manner.


Eye protection is recommended when using striking tools.

3.    To install the wheel bearing, reverse the above sequence. Use a socket that matches the outside race of the bearing as a tool to drive in the bearing.


Do not strike the center race or balls of the bearing. Contact should be made only with the outer race.

. For reassembly, follow the procedure below with case;

a.   Install the speedometer cable holder securing bolt.

b.   Make sure the projecting portion (torque stopper) of the speedometer housing is positioned correctly.

1. Torque stopper

c. Tighten the axle nut and install a new cotter pin.

Axle nut torque: 10.7 m-kg (77.5 ft-lb)

d.   Install the front fender.

e.   Before tightening the pinch bolt, compress the front forks several times to make sure of proper fork operation. With the axle pinch bolt loose, work the right fork leg back and forth until the proper clearance between the disc and caliper bracket on the front is obtained.

f. Tighten the axle pinch bolt.

Axle pinch bolt torque:2.0 m-kg (14.5 ft-lb)


A. Removal

1.    Place the motorcycle on the center stand.

2.    Remove the tension bar and the brake rod from the brake shoe plate. The tension bar can be removed by removing the cotter pin and nut from the tension bar bolt. The brake rod can be removed by removing the adjuster.

1. Adjuster     2. Tension bar     3. Brake rod

3. Remove the axle nut cotter pin and axle nut.

4. Loosen the rear axle pinch bolt and pull out the rear axle.

1. Pinch bolt

5. Move the wheel to the right side to separate it from the final gear cases and remove the rear wheel.