8-7. INNER RIM STUD MAINTENANCE (Contd)
l Never inflate a wheel assembly before checking wheel locknut torques to
ensure the wheel locknuts are tightened to specifications. An assembly
with improperly tightened locknuts could separate under pressure,
resulting in serious injury or death.
l Always use a tire inflation cage for inflation purposes. Stand on one side of
the cage during inflation, never directly in front. Keep hands out of cage
during inflation. Inflate assembly to recommended pressure, using a clip-on
air chuck. Do not exceed 50 psi (345 kPa) cold inflation pressure. Failure to
follow these instructions may result in serious injury or death.
Place tire assembly (5) in safety cage and inflate front and rear tires to recommended tire pressure
11. Check for leaks around rim edges, insert, and valve bore (8) with soapy solution.
FOLLOW-ON TASK: Install wheel (para. 8-3).