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8.1 - Wheels Inspection

Maintenance of spoke tension and wheel trueness (roundness) is critical to safe motorcycle operation. During the first 100miles of riding, spokes will loosen faster due to the initial seating of the parts. Excessively loose spokes will cause the motorcycle to become unstable at high speed and could cause you to lose control. Loose spokes can also cause rim and spoke damage (not covered in the warranty).

It is not necessary to remove the wheels for regular maintenance. However, information on wheel removal is available from AJ1.

WHEEL INSPECTION FRONT & REAR

  1. Inspect the wheel rims and spokes       for damage or looseness. Feel the spokes with your fingers to make sure none are loose.
  2. Tighten any loose spokes with a small adjustable wrench or spoke wrench from the spoke nut
  3. Elevate each wheel off the ground, one at a time, and spin the wheel slowly. Look for a wobble in the wheel. If a wobble is evident, the wheel is not “true”. See your local AJ1 dealer or local motorcycle shop for inspection of the wheels.
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