Rear Shock Absorber (Air Type)
Saddlebag (see Saddlebag Removal in the Frame chap-
Strut Cover (see Saddlebag Stay Removal in the Frame
Remove the bolt [A].
Remove the nuts [B], spring washers, and flat washers
from both ends of the rear shock absorber [C].
Pull the rear shock absorber off the frame.
Rear Shock Absorber Installation
Install the sleeve [A] so the flange side faces inside.
Install the rear shock absorber.
Turn the air valve and adjuster toward out.
Flat Washers [B]
Spring Washers [C]
Torque - Rear Shock Absorber Nuts [D]: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m,
Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
Remove the rear shock absorbers (see Rear Shock Ab-
Visually inspect the following items.
Oil Leakage (see Rear Shock Absorber Oil Leak Inspec-
tion in the Periodic Maintenance chapter)
Crack or Dent
If there is any damage to the rear shock absorber, one unit
feels weaker than the other, replace both shock absorbers
as a set.
Visually inspect the rubber bushing [A].
If they show any signs of damage, replace it.