Temporarily assemble the inner [A] and outer tubes [B],
and pump them back and forth manually to check for
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.
Guide Bush Inspection
Visually inspect the guide bushes [A], and replace them if
Dust Seal/Oil Seal Inspection
Inspect the dust seal [A] for any signs of deterioration or
Replace it if necessary.
Replace the oil seal [B] with a new one whenever it has
Spring Tension Inspection
Since a spring becomes shorter as it weakens, check its
free length [A] to determine its condition.
If the spring of either fork leg is shorter than the service
limit, it must be replaced. If the length of a replacement
spring and that of the remaining spring vary greatly, the
remaining spring should also be replaced in order to keep
the fork legs balanced from motorcycle stability.
Fork Spring Free Length
470 mm (18.5 in.)
Service Limit: 461 mm (18.1 in.)