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FINAL DRIVE 9-5
Bend the cotter pin [A] over the nut [B].
Rotate the wheel, measure the chain slack again at the
tightest position, and readjust if necessary.
If the axle nut is not securely tightened, or the cotter
pin is not installed, an unsafe riding condition may
In wet and muddy conditions, mud sticks to the chain
and sprockets resulting in an overly tight chain, and the
chain may break. To prevent this, adjust the chain to 54
64 mm (KX65-A3
65 mm) of slack whenever
Wheel Alignment Inspection
Check that the rear end [A] of the left chain adjuster [B]
aligns with the same swingarm mark [C] as the right chain
Wheel alignment can also be checked using the
straightedge or string method.
Misalignment of the wheel will result in abnormal
wear, and may result in an unsafe riding condition.
Wheel Alignment Adjustment
These procedures are the same as Drive Chain Slack Ad-
Drive Chain Wear Inspection
Rotate the rear wheel to inspect the drive chain for dam-
aged rollers, and loose pins and links.
[D] Pin Link
[E] Roller Link
If there is any irregularity, replace the drive chain.
Lubricate the drive chain if it appears dry.