MAINTENANCE AN D ADJUSTMENT 125
Misali gnment of the wheel will
result in abnormal wear, and may
result in an unsafe ridin g co n-
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
98 N·m (10 kgf·m, 72 ft·lb)
If a torque 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 th rough th e
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 cotter pin hole in the axle shaft,