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Nut, Bolt, and Fastener Tightness
Check the tightness of bolts and nuts listed here. Also,
check to see that each cotter pin is in place and in good
For the engine fasteners, check the tightness of them
when the engine is cold (at room temperature).
If there are loose fasteners, retorque them to the spec-
ified torque following the specified tightening sequence.
Refer to the appropriate chapter for torque specifications.
If torque specifications are not in the appropriate chapter,
see the Standard Torque Table. For each fastener, first
loosen it by 1/2 turn, then tighten it.
If cotter pins are damaged, replace them with new ones.
Nut, Bolt and Fastener to be checked
Front Axle Nut
Rear Axle Nut
Chain Adjuster Locknuts
Master Cylinder Clamp Bolts
Caliper Mounting Bolts
Brake Pedal Mounting Bolt
Front Fork Clamp Bolts
Rear Shock Absorber Mounting Bolt and Nut
Swingarm Pivot Shaft Nut
Tie-rod Mounting Nut
Steering Stem Head Nut
Handlebar Clamp Bolts
Steering Stem Nut
Engine Mounting Nuts
Engine Bracket Nuts
Cylinder Head Nuts
Shift Pedal Bolt
Muffler Mounting Bolt and Nut
Kick Pedal Bolt
Rear Frame Mounting Bolts
Front Fender Mounting Bolt