Hold the front fork horizontally in a vise [A].
Hold the cylinder unit [B] with the special tools.
Special Tools - Fork Cylinder Holder Handle [C]: 57001-183
Fork Cylinder Holder Adapter [D]: 57001
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of
the Allen bolt [E] and tighten it.
Torque - Front Fork Bottom Allen Bolt: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Install the front fork cover clamp [A] as shown in the figure.
Inner Tube [B]
About 247 mm (9.72 in.) [C]
Torque - Front Fork Cover Clamp Bolt: 4.2 N·m (0.43 kgf·m,
Pour in the specified type of oil (see Fork Oil Change).
Inner Tube, Outer Tube Inspection
Visually inspect the inner tube [A], and repair any dam-
Nick or rust damage can sometimes be repaired by using
a wet-stone to remove sharp edges or raised areas which
cause seal damage.
If the damage is not repairable, replace the inner tube.
Since damage to the inner tube damages the oil seal,
replace the oil seal whenever the inner tube is repaired
If the inner tube is badly bent or creased, replace
Excessive bending, followed by subsequent
straightening, can weaken the inner tube.
Temporarily assemble the inner and outer tubes, and
pump [A] them back and forth manually to check for
If you feel binding or catching, the inner and outer tubes
must be replaced.
A straightened inner or outer fork tube may fall in
use, possibly causing an accident resulting in seri-
ous injury or death. Replace a badly bent or dam-
aged inner or outer tube and inspect the other tube
carefully before reusing it.