Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Pour KYB K2-C oil into the rear shock body to 50 mm (2.0
in.) [A] from the lower end of the rear shock body [B].
Insert the piston end [A] of the piston rod assembly into
the rear shock body [C] slowly. (Do not insert the seal
assembly [B] yet. ) Pump the piston rod until all the air is
forced out of the rear shock body.
Push the seal assembly into the rear shock body until it
just clears the circlip groove.
Check the circlip.
If it is deformed or damaged, replace it with a new one.
Fit the circlip [A] into the groove in the rear shock body
If the circlip is not a certain fit in the groove in the
rear shock body, the piston rod assembly may come
out of the shock absorber when injecting the nitro-
gen gas or riding the motorcycle.
Pull up the piston rod assembly [C] against the circlip.
Force the stop [D] into the rear shock body by lightly tap-
ping around the edge of the stop with a mallet.
K2-C (KAYABA) or equivalent
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-59