152 MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Misalignment of the wheel will
result in abnormal wear, and may
result in an unsafe rid ing con-
dition. Align the rear wheel us-
ing the marks on the swingarm
or measuring the distance be-
tween the center of the axle and
Tighten both chain adjuster locknuts.
Tighten the axle nut to the specified
Axle Nut: 130 N·m (13.3 kgf·m, 95.9 ft·lb)
If a torqu e wrench is not available,
this item should be serviced by an
authorized Kawasaki dealer.
Rotate the wheel, measure the chain
slack again at the tightest position,
and readjust if necessary.
Install a new cotter pin through the
axle nut and axle, and spread its
A. Cotter Pin
When inserting the cotter pin, if the
slots in the nut do not align with
the co tter pin hole in the axle shaft,