2-60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Insert a suitable jig to center of the reservoir cap, and
operate the piston rod assembly after poor 98kPa (1.0
kgf/cm², 14 psi) nitrogen gas, and then push out to the
place where the reservoir cap hits the circlip. Now, check
that the edge of the reservoir cap is pushed out to 2 mm
(0.08 in.) deeper than the edge of the gas reservoir.
If the reservoir cap is not pushed out to specified
position, oil may be spouted out during the gas en-
closing or the driving.
Check the rear shock body and gas reservoir for oil and
If there are no leaks, inject the nitrogen gas up to the 980
kPa (10 kgf/cm², 142 psi) pressure.
Pressurize the gas reservoir with nitrogen gas only.
Do not use air or other gases, since they may cause
premature wear, rust, fire hazard or substandard
High pressure gas is dangerous. Have a qualified
mechanic perform this procedure.
Install the spring and spring guide.
Install the rear shock to the frame.
Adjust spring preload.
Install the parts removed (see appropriate chapters).
Swingarm and Uni-Trak Linkage Inspection
Check the uni-trak component parts for wear periodically,
or whenever excessive play is suspected.
Using the jack under the frame, raise the rear wheel off
Special Tool - Jack: 57001-1238
Push and pull on the swingarm [A], up and down, to check
A small amount of play on the swingarm is normal and no
corrective action is needed. However, if excessive play is
felt, remove the uni-trak parts from the frame and check
Swingarm and Uni-Track Linkage Pivot
Refer to the Swingarm Bearing Installation and Rocker
Arm Bearing Installation in Suspension chapter.