Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Pour KYB K2-C oil into the gas reservoir to 30 mm (1.2
in.) [A] from the rear shock body upper end [B]. Push the
piston rod assembly and seal downward again into the
place where circlip is installed, and then fit the circlip [C]
into the rear shock groove securely.
Press the piston rod assembly downward, and press out
the reservoir cap [D] from the rear shock by the oil pres-
Be careful that if the piston rod assembly is pressed
downward mightily, the reservoir cap may crush.
Slide the stop up the top of the piston rod then lightly tap
around the seal with a suitable rod and mallet, and push
the seal assembly 10 mm (0.39 in.) down.
Remove the circlip [A].
Lightly move the piston rod back and forth, and pull out
the piston rod assembly.
Pour the oil out of the rear shock body into the suitable
Pour KYB K2-C (SAE 5W or Bel-Ray SE2 #40) oil into the
gas reservoir to 50 ∼ 60 mm (2.0 ∼ 2.4 in.) [A] from the
gas reservoir upper end.
Replace the bladder [A] with a new one.
The bladder is damaged and its performance is re-
duced noticeably if the bladder is damaged or de-
formed during reuse.
Apply grease to the lip [B] of the bladder and install the
reservoir cap [C].
K2-C (KAYABA) or equivalent
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