Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Pump [A] the piston rod [B] slowly several times to expel
With the piston rod held immovable in fully compressed
position [A], gently install the base valve assembly [B] to
Screw in the base valve assembly in the subtank when
the piston rod extends.
When it is hard to screw in the base valve assembly,
pull down the piston rod a little.
Holding the top plug wrench (57001-1653) [A] with a vise.
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
Top Plug Wrench, 36 mm: 57001-1705
Holding the subtank [B] with the top plug wrench (57001
-1653), torque the base valve assembly [C] using the top
plug wrench (57001-1705) [D].
Torque - Base Valve Assembly: 28 N·m (2.9 kgf·m, 21 ft·lb)
Protect the piston rod end [A] with a rag [B] to prevent fork
Discharge the extra oil off the cylinder unit by pumping [C]
the piston rod to full stroke.
Be careful not to bend or damage the piston rod
when the piston rod is stroked. Service carefully
because oil files out from the oil hole of the cylinder
Set the compression damper setting to the softest.
Check the piston rod sliding surface for damage.
Apply fork oil to the piston rod sliding surface.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-51