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LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
45
Circlip
WARNING
Release all .fork air pressure before
rrrnoving the .fork plu,qs. Air pressure
and spring preload rnay eject the plugs
,
forcih1.v.
NOTE
You n7uy h a w to remove the hatzdlebars
to get at rhe.fork plugs.
5. Remove the fork spring.
6. Fill the fork tubes with slightly less than the
specified quantity of oil: see Table 5 at the end
of the chapter.
NOTE
The arnount o f oil poured rn i s not us
accurate a measurement as the actual
level of the oil. You tnay have to add
inore or1 later in this procedure.
7. After filling both tubes, slowly pump the
forks up and down by hand several times to
distribute the oil throughout the fork damper.
8.
Measure the distance from top of the fork
tube to the surface of the oil (Figure 35).
9. Add oil, if required, to bring the level up to
specification: see Table 4. Don't overfill the
fork legs.
CA CTTION
An
e,ucessive arnount ofoil can cause u
h.vdraulic locking o f the brks during
cotnpression, destrqving the oil seals.
10. Install the fork spring.
NOTE
I f
one end of the fork spring hus rnore
closrly wound coils than the other end,
install the spring with the closely wound
coils at the top.
1 1. Install the top plug (Figure 36); check that
the O-ring is in good condition, push the plug
into the fork tube and hold it in place while you
install the circlip. Make sure the circlip is fully
seated.
12.
Models with air pressurized forks:
Pressurize air forks: see
Air Pressure
in this
chapter.
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