Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Compress the outer tube by hands and install the top plug
wrench [A] between the axle holder bottom and locknut.
Special Tool - Top Plug Wrench, 49 mm: 57001-1653
Be careful of reaction force in spring and fix surely
so that special tool should not come off.
Do not place the fingers etc. while serving.
Insert the push rod [A] into the piston rod.
Replace the O-ring [A] and gasket [B] on the adjuster as-
sembly with new ones and apply specified fork oil to the
Slowly turn the adjuster assembly [A] clockwise until re-
sistance is felt and check the clearance between the lock-
nut [B] and adjuster assembly to provide more than 1 mm
(0.04 in.) [C].
Turn the locknut [A] counterclockwise until it contacts with
the adjuster assembly [B].
With the locknut held immovable using a wrench, tighten
the adjuster assembly to the specified torque.
Torque - Adjuster Assembly Locknut: 28 N·m (2.9 kgf·m, 22
With the outer tube compressed by hands, remove the
top plug wrench.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-53